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Want to invest in classic cars? You could be on to a winner

28 June 2016 10:49

I have a confession. I’ve been unfaithful with a Spanish beauty I met on the internet a few weeks ago.…

Housing hyperbole: what’s next for house prices

27 June 2016 12:17

Without wishing to add to the hyperbole over Brexit (from both sides), it’s fair to say that Britain is all over…

It’s time to switch your bank

24 June 2016 11:48

We all know that we should be switching financial products for a better deal, potentially saving ourselves thousands of pounds…

Tom Hiddleston

Insurers need to shape up and treat their customers properly

23 June 2016 9:39

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift’s romance is hot news in China, where online stores have been offering ‘break-up insurance’. People,…

Don’t let burglars get the better of you

22 June 2016 11:11

When I lived in London, I was introduced to a whole new vocabulary. ‘Blinding’ was a new one on me…

When will George Osborne stop tinkering with pensions?

21 June 2016 14:33

Sooner rather than later, George Osborne is going to have to come clean and tell us what he really wants to…

Why ‘gender neutral’ could be the next big thing for businesswomen

20 June 2016 12:58

Who do you think is the first woman you would see if you typed ‘CEO’ into the Google Images search…

Consumers are worse off thanks to price comparison sites

17 June 2016 10:13

Price comparison sites are being investigated by competition regulators. Good. It’s about time there was closer scrutiny of these meerkat-loving,…

Cameron said Ed Miliband had 'folded faster than a Bournemouth deckchair'. Picture: Getty

Death of early retirement? More like death of retirement

16 June 2016 11:02

The biggest cultural shifts happen invisibly, bubbling away below the surface for years before someone notices a change. So it…

Shared ownership could be the alternative to the bank of mum and dad

15 June 2016 10:09

Stepping onto the property ladder has become an enormous stretch for first-time buyers. But for those with no access to…

Why a win for landlords is a win for everyone

14 June 2016 10:20

There was victory for a group of mortgage borrowers last week when Court of Appeal judges ruled West Bromwich Building…

Inertia means we are paying over the odds for our insurance

13 June 2016 11:10

I live in a world of Post-it notes. Yellow ones, blue ones, orange ones. They are everywhere. One day someone…

Lenders are forcing people into a vicious cycle of deepening debt

10 June 2016 11:05

When you drift into debt, it’s not easy to get out of it. Many end up in financial trouble for…

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…

Keeping up appearances no longer popular as neighbourhoods fall into disrepair

8 June 2016 10:49

It’s a phrase you don’t hear much these days: ‘civic pride’. And, if a new report is to be believed,…

Euro 2016 will be bad for the nerves but good for the economy

7 June 2016 11:14

Here we go again. As the nation prepares itself for the glory and the pain of Euro 2016, supermarkets and…

Rip-off Britain: paying for services that should be free

6 June 2016 10:29

Life would have been much more simple if I’d been born with the same surname as my wife. The hassle she…

I’m a saver, get me out of here! Navigating the new savings maze

3 June 2016 10:32

Every time George Osborne takes hold of a red box he seems to come up with another tax-free savings vehicle.…

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…

Can we fix it? Yes we can. DIY spending soars

1 June 2016 10:39

Did you spend the bank holiday weekend with a hammer in your hand, making countless trips to B&Q and cursing…

Investors and savers are nervous about a Brexit vote

31 May 2016 10:40

Is anyone else bored to tears of the mud-slinging and vitriol which has come to characterise the Remain and Leave…

Is your garden protected from thieves and extreme weather? Probably not

27 May 2016 10:04

Gardening is the nation’s favourite hobby, contributing £9 billion to the economy annually. Just looking at the numbers of people…

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…

Chaos at HMRC leaves taxpayers out of pocket

25 May 2016 11:05

Pity the taxman. As reviled professions go, it’s up there with estate agents, traffic wardens and, er, journalists. Now comes the…

Is the cashless society a good thing? Definitely not

24 May 2016 10:23

On a quiet news day, not much happens if you’re a reporter. It’s tempting to sit back, surf the internet,…