Articles by Helen Knapman

One-day energy switching on the cards

Monday, 25 September 2017 | News

Households may be able to switch energy provider in just one working day in future, under new plans being consulted on.

E.on to ditch default standard variable tariff in favour of one-year fix

Friday, 22 September 2017 | News

E.on has announced that from “early 2018”, the default tariff households are rolled onto when their fixed deal comes to an end – unless they choose otherwise – will be a one-year fix instead of a pricey standard variable...

Moneywise investors keep faith in Woodford

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 | News

Over half (51%) of users who voted in our latest poll say they will remain invested in Neil Woodford’s CF Woodford Equity Income fund – a

Women less likely to invest than men

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 | News

Women are less likely to invest than men, with only two in 10 (21%) aged 40 to 55 holding money in the stock market compared to over a third (34%) of men in the same age bracket.

400,000 UK consumers to be contacted over Equifax data breach

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | News

Credit reference and data agency Equifax has confirmed it will contact up to 400,000 UK consumers over its recent US data breach.

Half of Moneywise users turn from cash to investing in bid for higher returns

Thursday, 14 September 2017 | News

Half (50%) of Moneywise users have turned away from cash and taken to investing instead, the results of our latest poll reveal.

Broadband users may be overpaying as contract uncertainty reigns

Thursday, 14 September 2017 | News

Broadband users should check they’re not overpaying for their service as confusion reigns about contract terms and what package is actually needed.

First 50 update: Finsbury Growth & Income Trust invests in Manchester Utd

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | News

Finsbury Growth & Income Trust – one of our First 50 Funds for beginner investors has added its...

Consumers warned about investing using crypto currency

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | News

Investors have been warned about the risks of using crypto currency – a virtual currency such as Bitcoin or Ether – to fund start-ups.

Over half of drivers could be losing out by auto-renewing

Monday, 11 September 2017 | News

More than one in 10 (15%) drivers allow their motor insurance policy to automatically roll-over for another year without checking whether the price they were offered was competitive.