Articles by Adam Williams

First Direct launches voice-activated Siri payments

Monday, 19 March 2018 | News

First Direct has become the latest bank to offer voice-activated payments to customers using the Siri tool on Apple iPhones.

'Considerable uncertainty' surrounds end of mortgage benefit scheme

Friday, 16 March 2018 | News

Thousands of homeowners who receive the Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) benefit could be facing mortgage arrears, with a new independent report warning there is “considerable uncertainty” about the replacement of the...

Deal of the week: Get a free £6 to spend in Costa Coffee with Mastercard

Friday, 16 March 2018 | News

Load your Mastercard onto Samsung Pay and enjoy £6 of free food and drink in Costa Coffee.

Challenger banks outperform high street providers in savings battle

Thursday, 15 March 2018 | News

Savers could earn much more interest on their cash by opening accounts with challenger banks, rather than established brands.

MPs ask Financial Ombudsman Service to address reported failings

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) is under fire from MPs after a television investigation alleged poor training standards and decision making at the industry watchdog.

Help to Buy equity loan homeowners face interest charges - what are your options?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | Article

April 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, with early adopters now facing charges if they wish to continue with their loan.

Regulator turns attention to unfair savings market

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | News

The savings market will be looked at by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) once again, as customers continue to receive poor returns on their cash.

Lidl to ditch 5p carrier bags in favour of ‘bags for life’

Monday, 12 March 2018 | News

Supermarket Lidl has become the latest retailer to axe 5p plastic carrier bags, in favour of more expensive but durable bags.

Which Cash Isas will leave you quids in?

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | Article

Interest rates are on the rise, but is a Cash Isa always the best place for your savings? Moneywise weighs up your options.

Still time to max out this year’s Isa allowance

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 | Article

The end of the tax year is almost here, but there’s still time to make the most of your annual tax-free allowance.