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What to do with old £20 notes – how to exchange old notes for new ones
Personal finance

What to do with old £20 notes – how to exchange old notes for new ones

Old paper £20 and £50 notes are no longer legal tender. We explain what to do with your old banknotes
24 Oct 2022
Two boiler tricks to slash hundreds off your energy bill
Personal finance

Two boiler tricks to slash hundreds off your energy bill

Reduce your energy bill this winter with these simple tricks that you may not have thought of.
14 Oct 2022
Why you need to act fast to get the best deals on savings accounts
Savings

Why you need to act fast to get the best deals on savings accounts

Interest rates on savings accounts are rising fast. We look at what banks are doing to attract cash holders and why you need to act now.
13 Oct 2022
Bank of England to end gilt support – how safe is your pension?
Pensions

Bank of England to end gilt support – how safe is your pension?

Is your pension safe? We look at what will happen when the Bank of England ends it gilt-buying support, and the impact it will have on markets.
12 Oct 2022
Should you overpay your mortgage?
Mortgages

Should you overpay your mortgage?

As mortgage rates skyrocket, those who have extra cash may be thinking about whether it is a good idea to overpay your mortgage – but is this always t…
11 Oct 2022
Hunt ditches changes to IR35 tax rule
Tax

Hunt ditches changes to IR35 tax rule

The new chancellor has scrapped plans to reform the IR35 tax rule for contractors and freelancers.
7 Oct 2022
There’s still time to submit your energy meter reading to avoid a higher charge
Personal finance

There’s still time to submit your energy meter reading to avoid a higher charge

You need to submit your gas and electricity readings as soon as possible to avoid overpaying after the October energy price increase.
6 Oct 2022
Should I buy an annuity now? Annuity rates reach 14-year high
Pensions

Should I buy an annuity now? Annuity rates reach 14-year high

Retirees can now make their original pension pot back in 15 years, down from 22 years. We look at whether now is a good time to buy an annuity.
5 Oct 2022
Should you take a 25% tax-free pension lump sum in instalments?
Pensions

Should you take a 25% tax-free pension lump sum in instalments?

Taking out a 25% tax-free lump sum sounds appealing but it might not be the best way to manage your pension
30 Sep 2022
How the mini-Budget tax cuts will affect you
Tax

How the mini-Budget tax cuts will affect you

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget was full of tax cuts that will change your take-home pay
28 Sep 2022
The hidden cost of employee share schemes
Investment strategy

The hidden cost of employee share schemes

Paying employees in shares comes at a cost to investors – but it isn’t always easy to see how much, says Stephen Clapham.
26 Sep 2022
Section 75 refunds: protection for your credit card purchases
Credit cards

Section 75 refunds: protection for your credit card purchases

Under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, your credit card can give you extra protection when the goods or services you buy fall short of your…
23 Sep 2022
Six mistakes to avoid when starting a business
Small business

Six mistakes to avoid when starting a business

Around 60% of new businesses fail within three years, says David Prosser. Here, he outlines six key pitfalls to avoid when starting a business.
21 Sep 2022
What the interest rate rise means for your mortgage
Mortgages

What the interest rate rise means for your mortgage

As mortgage interest rates rise, extending home loans is starting to become eye-wateringly expensive. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains what you can do abou…
15 Sep 2022
Last chance to beat the Amazon Prime price rise
Personal finance

Last chance to beat the Amazon Prime price rise

The price of an Amazon Prime subscription is going up. Here's how you can reduce the cost.
14 Sep 2022
Downsizing or equity release: which is best?
Personal finance

Downsizing or equity release: which is best?

Downsizing – moving to a smaller home in later life – is far cheaper than an equity-release plan. David Prosser crunches the numbers.
13 Sep 2022
Energy bill help for small businesses
Small business

Energy bill help for small businesses

It's not just households struggling with soaring energy bills. Small business are too. But, says David Prosser, there are several ways to help mitigat…
7 Sep 2022
Pension planning: five strategies to maximise your retirement income
Pensions

Pension planning: five strategies to maximise your retirement income

Britain is heading for a recession. That means you’re going to have to make your money work harder. Here, Saloni Sardana outlines five pension plannin…
25 Aug 2022
How your business can help its staff through the cost-of-living crisis
Small business

How your business can help its staff through the cost-of-living crisis

There are several ways companies can alleviate the cost-of-living crisis for their employees, says David Prosser. Here are a few to consider.
25 Aug 2022
Holding too much cash: the peril of playing it safe
Investment strategy

Holding too much cash: the peril of playing it safe

Holding too much cash is painful in a high-inflation world, even if you expect the market to tread water. Cris Sholto Heaton explains why.
22 Aug 2022
How to cut your energy bill
Personal finance

How to cut your energy bill

The energy-price cap will almost double in the autumn. What does this mean for your money, and how can you alleviate the squeeze? Ruth Jackson-Kirby h…
17 Aug 2022
How to trace lost accounts and share in £50bn of unclaimed assets
Personal finance

How to trace lost accounts and share in £50bn of unclaimed assets

Britons have amassed almost £50bn of unclaimed assets in lost accounts. Here’s what to do if you think some of the money may belong to you.
8 Aug 2022
Should you buy an annuity as rates start to rise?
Pensions

Should you buy an annuity as rates start to rise?

Pensioners who want to use their retirement savings to buy an annuity for a guaranteed yearly income can now earn more as interest rates rise.
3 Aug 2022
How to find the market’s “multi-bagger” stocks
Investment strategy

How to find the market’s “multi-bagger” stocks

The success of major indices is based on a handful of spectacular performers. Dr Mike Tubbs outlines the key characteristics of shares capable of risi…
28 Jul 2022