Money guide

Product updates & offers
british gas and e.on freeze standard variable tariffs

This latest winter freeze may stem the tide of customers leaving the Big Six.

Lloyds' 95% mortgage follows hot on the heels of NatWest's.

Yet unlike contactless cards, the machines will still require PIN entry.

Money news
study claims it's 'frighteningly easy' to obtain card details

A Distributed Guessing Attack may have been the cause of the Tesco Bank hack.

Three of the Big Six have already frozen their standard tariffs over winter.

The vast majority of household debt is comprised by mortgage debt.

Comment & analysis
autumn statement makes universal credit less fit-for-purpose

The Chancellor has lessened the blow of a £3 billion cut to the Work Allowance, but not by enough.

energy firms accused of deceiving customers over profits

Yet the media interpretation of the report makes some basic errors that invalidates judgement.

banks announce double-edged simplifying of branch closures

Yet there's a possibility that a streamlined closure protocol may only quicken closures.


Credit cards guide

credit cards guide
Common questions
what does travel accident insurance cover?

Travel accident insurance, especially when it's free, often covers very little. We take a closer look at these policies.

how long will it take to get my credit card?

Credit card applications can take from five to 10 working days to be completed, but some factors can speed up applications.


Current accounts guide

current accounts guide
Common questions
what does travel accident insurance cover?

Travel accident insurance, especially when it's free, often covers very little. We take a closer look at these policies.

what happens if my cash goes astray?

Online money transfers can, and do, go wrong. Find out what to do when you've made a payment that hasn't arrived.


Personal loans guide

personal loans guide
Personal loan guides
how to access your credit report online

Check credit reports online for free with Experian, Equifax and CallCredit. We look at how the process works.

Common questions
is peer to peer lending worth the risk?

What are the risks for users of social lending sites like Zopa and Ratesetter?

what does being a guarantor involve?

The decision to become a guarantor shouldn't be taken lightly. Here's our guide to what's involved.


Saving account guide

savings account guide
Consumer rights
are my savings protected?

After Icesave, knowing how savings are protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is a must.

Common questions
how do i transfer a child trust fund to a junior isa?

Don't let your kid's Child Trust Fund zombify; from April you can transfer it into a Junior ISA.

can premium bonds beat low interest for savers?

Brits love premium bonds, but are they being fooled into investing their money in false hope?