Articles by Helen Knapman

Personal allowance boost is Moneywise users’ top Autumn Budget announcement

Friday, 08 December 2017 | News

A rise in the tax-free personal allowance was the Autumn Budget announcement most Moneywise.co.uk users’ were pleased to see.

What happens to your digital assets when you die?

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | Article

From banking and social networking to storing pictures and listening to music, we can do everything digitally these days. But what happens to these digital assets and online accounts when we die? Moneywise investigates

Households waste nearly £100 a year leaving tech on standby: Switch items off

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | News

Tech left on standby can cost households an extra £86 a year, but almost half of Brits don’t believe the savings are worth the effort of changing their energy behaviour at home, a new report reveals.

Four in 10 grandparents cut down on essentials to help families afford Christmas

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | News

More than four in ten (43%) grandparents help their families to finance Christmas, but over three in 10 (36%) are making sacrifices to do so, a study from Scottish Widows’ think tank, The Centre for the Modern Family,...

‘Urgent action’ needed to tackle online fraud, say MPs

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 | News

“Urgent action” is needed by both banks and the government to tackle online fraud, a cross-party group of MPs has said.

Rail fares to rise by 3.4% - the biggest increase in five years

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 | News

Rail passengers in England, Scotland and Wales will be hit with average fare hikes of 3.4% from 2 January 2018, it’s been confirmed today.

‘It’s my responsibility to keep myself secure online,’ say Moneywise users: Protect yourself from cyber crime

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 | Article

Nearly half (46%) of Moneywise.co.uk users strongly agree with the statement that it’s their responsibility to keep themselves secure online.

NS&I relaunches guaranteed growth and income bonds paying up to 2.2%

Monday, 04 December 2017 | News

NS&I has today reintroduced one-year and three-year guaranteed growth bonds and guaranteed income bonds – two products that have not been on sale since 2009.

Co-op to sell cut price food after ‘best before’ date

Monday, 04 December 2017 | News

Shoppers living in East Anglia can now buy dried foods and tinned products beyond their ‘best before’ date, for just 10p.

Deal of the week: Bag a bottle of Baileys for £10 in time for Christmas

Friday, 01 December 2017 | News

The price of festive Christmas tipple, Baileys, has been reduced at several supermarkets this week, with the cheapest found at Asda and Morrisons.