Articles by Chris Thomas

Interest rates and QE remain unchanged

Thursday, 04 November 2010 | News

The Bank of England held interest rates at their record low of 0.5% for the 20th successive month, with quantitative easing also unchanged.

Rates on hold once again

Thursday, 07 October 2010 | News

Interest rates and quantitative easing were kept on hold by the Bank of England today for the 19th month in a row.

Interest rates held at 0.5%

Thursday, 05 August 2010 | News

Interest rates have been held at their record low of 0.5% for the 17th successive month by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). 

Is my civil service pension enough?

Tuesday, 27 April 2010 | Article

Q: I am 29 and I work for the civil service. I am on a final salary pension scheme. I currently earn £30,000. I have five years of service and would like to work in the civil service...

What are your rights when returning faulty goods?

Friday, 23 April 2010 | Article

Sale of Goods Act
Under the act, items must be 'as described', 'fit for purpose' and 'of satisfactory quality.' This gives shoppers the right to claim for a refund, repair...

Five ways to get rid of your credit card debt

Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Article

1. Check your credit record
If you have a history of late payments or a lot of existing debt then you may find you're turned down for ...

Five steps to stop your debts spiralling out of control

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

There are five essential steps you need to take if you want to get your debt problem under control.
1. Identify just how much debt you have.
This means opening all...

Help me break free of debt

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Brett Doolan, 38, is a psychiatric nurse with the NHS earning £28,816 a year.
He has recently moved into a friend's house in Worthing, West Sussex, and pays £375 in rent a month...

What rights do unmarried couples have?

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 | Article

My boyfriend has just left me. We have two young boys together. When our second child was born he convinced me to give up work, saying he would pay all the bills. Now he wants me to move out...

Are the new paternity leave proposals a good idea?

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 | Article

New rules on paternity leave, due to come into effect next year, will give new fathers the option to take up to six months leave from work (three of which are paid) in the second half of their...