Articles by Helen Knapman

Three in ten grandparents say there’s no downside to looking after grandkids

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 | News

Half of parents rely on their own parents to look after their children, but three in ten grandparents say there’s no downside to looking after grandkids.

"If Lord Sugar can do it, I can", says The Apprentice winner Joseph Valente

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 | Article

With the popular television show returning to our screens this week, last year’s winner, Joseph Valente, reveals the secrets of his business success.

Halifax to cut Help to Buy Isa rate for existing customers

Monday, 03 October 2016 | News

Hopeful first-time buyers with Halifax’s previously market leading Help to Buy Isa will see the amount they earn in interest cut from 8 December.

Half of Moneywise users would like the option to switch water provider

Monday, 03 October 2016 | News

Over half of Moneywise.co.uk users (53%) would like the option to switch water provider, our latest poll results have found.

Insurance prices to rise following tax hike

Monday, 03 October 2016 | News

Insurance prices are likely to rise on average by up to £6.50 a year following a hike in taxes that is a “raid on the responsible”, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Investigation launched into energy provider 'E'

Friday, 30 September 2016 | News

An investigation has been launched into gas and electricity provider ‘E’ amid concerns over its approach to recruiting new customers.

BA to ditch complimentary food on short-haul flights

Friday, 30 September 2016 | News

Passengers in economy class on short-haul British Airways flights will no longer receive complimentary drinks and snacks on board from 2017, as the airline is ditching the popular service and launching a chargeable menu.

Act now to get 6% on your savings - First Direct and HSBC to cut rates tomorrow

Thursday, 29 September 2016 | News

Customers of First Direct and HSBC should act fast if they want to earn 6% on their savings as the banks are cutting the rates on their market-leading regular savings accounts tomorrow.

Broadband and mobile complaints fall

Thursday, 29 September 2016 | News

Complaints about home phone, broadband, pay monthly mobile, and paid-for TV companies fell between April and June compared to the first three months of the year, according to the latest data from regulator Ofcom.

Comparison websites to be probed by competition watchdog

Thursday, 29 September 2016 | News

Price comparison websites, mobile apps and other digital tools that enable consumers to compare products and services are to be probed by the competition watchdog.