Laura Whitcombe

Beat bank closures by switching to a better deal

26 January 2017 11:51

Within the space of a week, it has been announced that another 189 high street banks and building societies will…

Are you due a refund from EE? Here’s how to find out

19 January 2017 11:34

Britain’s biggest mobile operator EE has been fined £2.7 million for overcharging more than 30,000 customers. Between July 2014 and…

Just 19 days left to file your tax return: here’s what to do

12 January 2017 11:52

There are just 19 dreary January days left to complete your online self-assessment tax return and – here’s the important…

Why I’m swapping my debit card for a credit card in 2017

5 January 2017 12:23

This year, I’m swapping my debit card for a credit card. It’s not because I’m starting 2017 in the red.…

Why I welcome the soaring costs of a holiday tipple

18 August 2016 10:49

I thought I’d be a pretty cheap date on holiday abroad this summer. I’ve abstained from all alcohol for the…

Nuisance neighbours sink UK house prices by £17,000

11 August 2016 11:04

How I long for a detached house with a drive – and, more importantly, no neighbours. My current abode is…

We’ll need Noah and his Ark to escape the new flood of junk mail

4 August 2016 11:27

I recently returned home from a fortnight’s holiday only to fight to get my front door open. Not because the…

Students are turning to sugar daddies and fetish sites to make ends meet

21 July 2016 10:07

‘I’ve slept with people for money and I’ve been on dates with disgusting guys and put myself at risk just…

Tax cuts are what we need, not interest rate tinkering

14 July 2016 10:35

The national obsession with the Bank of England base rate is beginning to make my blood boil. If low interest…

Sod the fines, parents are right to save on holiday costs

7 July 2016 10:44

With just a week or so to go before schools break up for the summer, are you one of the…

Don’t fall victim to dodgy estate agents

30 June 2016 10:25

How do you spot a good estate agent? No, I’m not about to tell a joke. It’s a serious question.…

Student loans are taxes in disguise, exclusive research for Spectator Money reveals

9 June 2016 10:42

It’s ten years since I graduated and I’ve just managed to clear my student loan, which isn’t a bad achievement…

Insurers are profiting from our fear of making a claim

2 June 2016 10:22

It’s officially summer but not in New Malden. I got home at 7pm last night in near darkness and pouring…

We’re failing our children by not teaching them about money

26 May 2016 10:13

We’re failing our children with financial education by postcode lottery. The subject finally found its way into the curriculum for…

My current account is rubbish but I’m not switching

19 May 2016 10:48

Your current account provider is probably rubbish value for money and you’d be better off switching banks. That’s the message…