Articles by Helen Knapman

Nearly half of England will be Help to Buy 'no go zones' in 2017

Friday, 23 September 2016 | News

First-time buyers hoping to use their Help to Buy Isa may find they’re unable to do so, as nearly half (46%) of England will cost more than the eligible thresholds by 2017.

Moneywise First 50 funds: Vanguard

Friday, 23 September 2016 | Article

Nine of the 20 passive funds Moneywise handpicked for its First 50 Funds list are from one company: Vanguard.

City Survivors: Millennials and the great pension shortfall

Friday, 23 September 2016 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Millennials (yes, it’s that buzz word again) are reportedly not saving enough for retirement, which unfortunately comes as no real surprise.

E.on pays 1.2m to customers for missed appointments

Thursday, 22 September 2016 | News

About 24,000 E.on customers have been paid a collective £1.2 million after the Big Six energy provider failed to pay compensation for appointments it missed between 2011 and December 2015.

Water companies warned to improve following rise in complaints

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | News

Four water companies have been singled out for improvement following a rise in complaints.

Economy Energy's sales practices to be investigated

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | News

An investigation has been launched by the energy regulator, amid concerns over Economy Energy’s sales practices.

Seven in ten Moneywise users pick packed lunches over eating out

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | News

Nearly seven in ten (66% of) users take the money saving option of bringing a packed lunch into work each day.

Car insurance prices rise 13.5% ahead of tax increase

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 | News

Car insurance premiums rose by 13.5% across Great Britain in the year to August, new data from Consumer Intelligence shows.

Financial fraud occurs every 15 seconds: protect yourself

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 | News

More than 1 million incidents of financial fraud were reported in the first six months of 2016, according to the latest figures published by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA).

Households could save on water bills if competition introduced

Monday, 19 September 2016 | News

Households in England could save £8 a year if the water and sewerage market is opened to competition, the industry regulator has said.