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Is digital financial advice any good? Spectator Money investigates

28 April 2017 11:47

Financial companies, large and small, are trying to grab a piece of the burgeoning digital advice market. Also known by…

Best Buys: Two-Year Fixed Rate Bonds

28 April 2017 10:42

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

Scrapping the pension triple lock would be bad news for pensioners – and the Tories

27 April 2017 12:30

The wrangling over key policy areas in the upcoming general election has begun in earnest. If you’re already tired of…

New complaints data is a missed opportunity and will not help consumers

27 April 2017 11:21

Yesterday the UK financial regulator released complaints data for the second half of 2016. While this happens every six months, yesterday…

What’s happening in the world of personal finance? Spectator Money takes a closer look

26 April 2017 12:19

On any given day, there’s a slew of personal finance stories. The most eye-catching are the ones that make it…

Failing to bank online could cost you dear

26 April 2017 11:12

People who don’t bank online are more likely to face financial trouble than their more internet-savvy peers. That’s according to…

It’s time qualifications for estate agents became mandatory

25 April 2017 12:16

I’ll never forget the estate agent who tried to flog me my first flat. As I waited on the kerb in…

Should we compare pay slips? The inequality of earnings

25 April 2017 10:03

The most open of folk, who spill saucy secrets about themselves, clam up when asked how much they earn. Revealing…

Hold the front page: energy providers are against plans to cap bills

24 April 2017 13:35

I am inundated with press releases, emails and phone calls from PRs, all wanting to talk about their clients, the…

Don’t be an idiot like me: stop the auto renewals and save money

24 April 2017 11:28

I am an idiot. This is something my recent experience with Amazon has taught me. ‘How come we have Amazon Prime?’…

Government rows back on plans to raise probate fees

21 April 2017 12:02

‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ This famous quote, attributed to Benjamin…

Best Buys: Unsecured Personal Loans, £7,500 over five years

21 April 2017 11:18

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are Unsecured Personal Loans, £7,500 over five years.

The UK housing market is in ‘neutral gear’

20 April 2017 12:42

Mortgage Freedom Day. It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Just imagine: no mortgage. I wonder what that…

Is luck-based investing a fool’s gamble? Spectator Money investigates

20 April 2017 11:50

I used to like aphorisms. Maybe a little too much. In the good old days, I sought them out on…

Your rights if you’re one of the 50,000 passengers kicked off a plane each year

19 April 2017 10:00

United Airlines will be cursing the day someone had the bright idea of building cameras into mobile phones. Video clips…

Is it time to take a close look at the prime London property market? Spectator Money investigates

18 April 2017 10:00

‘It feels like 2010,’ was the verdict last week of one seasoned operator in the prime London property market. What…

Easter: how to enjoy the holiday weekend without breaking the bank

13 April 2017 11:58

Are you counting the hours until home time and a glorious four days without work? Join the club. Just think…

NS&I’s 2.2 per cent bond is the best of a bad bunch

13 April 2017 10:36

The government has made good on its Autumn Statement pledge to introduce a new ‘market-leading’ bond through National Savings &…

EDF hikes energy prices for second time this year

12 April 2017 12:15

I’m really tired of being ripped off. Whether it’s council tax hikes, parking charges or bus tickets (a ten minute…

Greedy landlords: nearly a third of deposit complaints won by tenants

12 April 2017 11:20

Let’s face it, us Brits have a dirty habit. We’re obsessed with property. We own much more of it than…

Is it madness to invest in cash? Spectator Money investigates

11 April 2017 11:52

Is it madness to invest in cash? The simple answer is yes, but as with anything to do with investing,…

Social media complainers get results: £65 million paid out in the past year

11 April 2017 11:26

Are you a social media complainer? Do you use the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to vent your spleen…

Drivers face massive fines for parking on the pavement

10 April 2017 15:42

My name is Helen Nugent and I am a pavement parker. This is not a hobby or something I set…

The joy of dividends

10 April 2017 10:28

There was no shortage of momentous events in 1997. It was 20 years ago that Tony Blair was elected Prime Minister…

Best Buys: 0 per cent Introductory Purchase Credit Cards

7 April 2017 11:11

This week’s Best Buys, provided by Moneyfacts, are 0 per cent Introductory Purchase Credit Cards.