Banks and Bank Accounts

The state pension age should rise to 75 by 2035 – says think tank

The state pension age, which is currently 65 for women and men, should rise to 75 by 2035. That’s the recommendation of the Centre for Social Justice. It’s a think tank founded by Iain Duncan Smith. I...[Read More]

How to claim PPI for someone who’s died or where you have power of attorney

You probably know that you can claim PPI if you think you were mis-sold it. But do you know you can claim for someone who’s died? Find out what you need to do. How to claim PPI for someone who’s died ...[Read More]

Resolver’s guide to currency catastrophes – travel money tips

Posted July 31, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - July 31, 2019 Font size Guest article by Martyn James of free-to-use complaints website, Resolver Need a holiday? You’re not alone. But prepare y...[Read More]

Direct Debit fraud – what can go wrong

I heard a story on BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox yesterday about Direct Debits, which was pretty alarming, to say the least. It involved an elderly woman with dementia who was defrauded out of £14,000 throug...[Read More]

One month left to claim PPI

 There’s just over a month to go until the PPI complaints deadline. The deadline is on 29 August – so time is running out to make a decision about PPI. The PPI deadline If you were sold PPI (payment p...[Read More]

Hot weather and your rights at work

What are your rights at work when there’s hot weather? What do employers have to do if you’re pregnant or going through the menopause, and we’re having a heatwave? In the UK, there’s no legal maximum ...[Read More]

How much tax you pay – tax allowances and tax rates

Posted July 23, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - July 23, 2019 Font size You’ve probably heard of your tax allowance, basic rate tax and higher rate tax. But do you know how much tax you’re supp...[Read More]

Investing for children

Guest article by Victoria Rutland, Chartered Financial Planner, EQ Investors. What are the options if you want to invest for your child or grandchild? Find out how you can start investing and what to ...[Read More]

Inheritance tax rules should be simplified

Posted July 9, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - July 9, 2019 Font size A new report says that inheritance tax should be simplified. The Office for Tax Simplification says that the rules on money...[Read More]

Help to Buy ISA v Lifetime ISA

If you’re trying to decide between a Help to Buy ISA and a Lifetime ISA, which one’s the better option? Can you have both? How Help to Buy ISAs work Help to Buy ISAs let you save towards a deposit for...[Read More]

PPI deadline: 29 August 2019

Posted June 28, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - June 28, 2019 Font size Time is running out to make a decision about PPI. If you’ve ever taken out a loan, mortgage, credit card, or store card o...[Read More]

Credit reference agencies – are they confusing consumers?

Posted June 28, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - June 28, 2019 Font size The financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, says it’s concerned that consumers are being confused by credit...[Read More]

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