The reform that breaks the camel’s back?

March 10, 2011

Trade union leaders have been warning for some time now that it would be pensions reform — not pay freezes or job cuts — that could prove the trigger for widespread public sector strikes this year.

from The Great Debate UK:

Rubbish rates – what is a saver to do?

August 9, 2010

-Rachel Mason is PR manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Satisfied bank customer?

August 3, 2010

We’re wondering who is.

We see bailed-out banks returning to profit at the same time as headlines about others still refusing to lend. The personal finance pages are bristling with stories about mortgage famine . Big businesses may have been overcharged for banks’ services in raising new equity capital;  lending to smaller businesses is down, and the interest offered on savings is so derisory, would-be savers are being pushed into taking more risk to try to preserve their capital.

What do you think of the bank charges ruling?

November 25, 2009

courtBanks have won a two-year court battle, dealing a major blow to hundreds of thousands of customers seeking to claim back billions of pounds of what they say are unfair overdraft charges.

Merry Christmas, Unhappy New Year

November 4, 2009

santaIt may be the longest recession in history, but for many Britons it hasn’t felt too bad.

from The Great Debate UK:

Budget boost for savers

April 24, 2009


--Fay Goddard is chief executive of the Personal Finance Society. The opinions expressed are her own.--

from The Great Debate UK:

The devil will be in the Budget detail

April 22, 2009

fay-- Fay Goddard is chief executive of The Personal Finance Society. Any opinions expressed are her own. --

from The Great Debate UK:

Deflation? It’s inflation you need to watch

March 25, 2009

-- David Kuo is a director at the financial Web site The Motley Fool. The views expressed are his own. --

How to make the most of discount car prices

March 20, 2009

The motoring industry has been hit hard by the recession (as demonstrated by the cancellation of the 2010 British Motor Show) and consumers have struggled to secure the credit they need to buy a new car. But for those in a position to make a move, there has never been a better time to do a deal.