Articles by Helen Knapman

Millions of EE customers to be hit with 4.1% mobile price hike

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 | News

Millions of EE pay monthly mobile and mobile broadband customers who joined or upgraded from 26 March 2014 will be hit with a 4.1% price hike from 30 March, the provider has announced.

‘Big Six brought energy price cap upon themselves’, say MPs

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | News

The Big Six energy providers have “brought the introduction of a price cap upon themselves”, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee, which is made up of a cross-party group of MPs, has concluded today....

Inflation unchanged at 3% - has it reached its peak?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | News

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation remains unchanged at 3% in the year to January 2018, the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) latest data reveals.

Collective switch to be trialled by energy regulator

Monday, 12 February 2018 | News

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced plans to trial a collective switch “in the coming weeks”, aimed at consumers on the worst deals who have not switched for more than three years.

Waitrose shakes-up loyalty scheme

Friday, 09 February 2018 | News

Waitrose has shaken up its loyalty scheme by introducing tailored vouchers and personalised offers which will replace its ‘Pick Your Own’ deal.  

How to boost your pension without paying in more

Friday, 09 February 2018 | News

Savers with a workplace pension have boosted their pot by 4.89% over the past five years, simply by ditching the default fund in favour of selecting their own funds.

95% of councils in England plan to hike council tax

Thursday, 08 February 2018 | News

Almost all councils in England (95%) plan to raise council tax this April, according to research from the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU).

Energy cap extended to 1m vulnerable households but prices to rise from April

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 | News

Almost one million vulnerable households have had their energy bills capped by the regulator’s so-called ‘safeguard tariff’, but this is set to rise from April.

First 50 Funds Interview: Peter Ewins, F&C Global Smaller Companies Trust

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 | Article

Fund manager Peter Ewins gives Moneywise’s Helen Knapman the lowdown on F&C Global Smaller Companies Trust –

Moneywise users divided on the merits of ethical investing

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 | News

Moneywise users are divided on the merits of investing in ethical, sustainable and socially responsible funds.