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The debt elephant in the middle class sitting room

30 June 2017 10:00

At some point in the last ten years, since the financial crisis (for that life-changing decade is an anniversary we…

How to beat villa holiday scams

29 June 2017 10:00

There’s been a surge in fake villa rental websites setting up since January, with fraudsters targeting properties listed on the…

Who is most at risk of identity theft? The answer might surprise you

28 June 2017 11:47

If asked, who would you say are the type of people most vulnerable to identity theft? The young and transient,…

Why is the BMA trying to decriminalise abortion?

27 June 2017 17:29

It’ll be news, I expect, to most people that the BMA wants abortion to be decriminalised. Most people probably didn’t…

Executive pay: Nationwide Building Society makes a retrograde move

27 June 2017 12:28

Let’s not beat around the mulberry bush. Nationwide Building Society is a force for good in the murky world of…

All banking should be ethical, all of the time

26 June 2017 10:02

The Co-operative Bank, an ethical lender based in Manchester, has extraordinarily loyal customers. Why, you might wonder, is having loyal…

Best Buys: Two-Year Fixed Rate Bonds

23 June 2017 12:27

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Two-Year Fixed Rate Bonds.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

22 June 2017 13:41

Once upon a time, there lived a very bored (but exceptionally diligent) paralegal. Everyday she would head to the office…

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The price of being single

21 June 2017 13:06

The average cost of attending a wedding is £800 per couple, according to a press release from Nationwide which landed…

Don’t be apathetic – take charge of your savings

21 June 2017 12:14

It’s obvious to see how far cash savings have fallen over the years and how increasingly difficult it is to…

If payday loans are evil why can’t we come up with anything better?

20 June 2017 11:53

There’s never been a better time to borrow money. Mortgages pegged at 1.29 per cent, 2.7 per cent personal loans,…

Spend your pension pot wisely

20 June 2017 11:01

There was an almighty hoo-ha when George Osborne introduced pension freedoms. In the biggest change to pensions in a generation,…

Is the British government about to be held hostage by head-banging biblical fundamentalists?

19 June 2017 13:31

Forgive the inflammatory headline, but that’s the conclusion that millions of Britons have drawn from media descriptions of the DUP.…

How to avoid a holiday from hell

19 June 2017 12:25

As the UK basks in beautiful sunshine, it’s tempting to abandon all thoughts of a holiday abroad and opt for…

Home ownership fall is driving wealth inequality

19 June 2017 11:47

Consider this: 1 per cent of adults own 14 per cent of the nation’s assets. That’s some 488,000 people in ownership…

Best Buys: Variable Rate Cash ISAs

16 June 2017 10:42

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Variable Rate Cash ISAs.

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Fraud hotspots revealed by Which?

16 June 2017 10:32

Norfolk is the dating fraud capital of England and Wales, Surrey is the hotspot for investment scams, and mid-Wales suffers cold…

Grenfell Tower and the politics of needless death

15 June 2017 21:38

As the body count rose from the Grenfell Tower fire, sensible people warned us not to rush to judgement. Activists,…

Why didn’t Theresa May meet Grenfell Tower survivors?

15 June 2017 14:05

We can’t yet be sure what caused the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower. Early speculation, some of it expert, some…

How to keep your dog safe from thieves

15 June 2017 11:19

Five dogs are stolen every day in the UK and only one gets reunited with its owner, according to police…