Articles by Helen Knapman

Spring Statement 2018: Is the writing on the wall for 1ps, 2ps and £50 notes?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | News

“The writing looks to be on the wall for 1ps and 2ps”, writes one personal finance analyst, while £50 notes may also be at risk after the government published a call for evidence on the future of cash and digital payments as...

26-30 Railcard national trial launches but website struggles with demand

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | News

Update: 14 March 2018: As of 6.41pm yesterday, the RDG confirmed that the 10,000 quota of 26-30 Railcards, made available as part of the national trial, had sold out.

Students ‘should pay for uni’ but high fees and interest rates branded ‘unfair’

Monday, 12 March 2018 | News

Students should pay for a university education, according to the majority of people who voted in’s recent poll, although most believe the current high fees and interest rates are “unfair and should be...

Deal of the week: The best Mother’s Day discounts

Friday, 09 March 2018 | News

For those who celebrate Mother’s Day, which is Sunday 11 March, we’ve rounded up the top discount codes on cards, flowers and gifts.

Post Office broadband and phone customers to be hit with inflation-busting price hikes

Friday, 09 March 2018 | News

Post Office broadband and home phone customers will be hit with inflation-busting price rises from 1 May.

More than half of female workers unprepared for retirement

Thursday, 08 March 2018 | News

Worrying findings released on International Women’s Day, reveal that more than half of female employees admit to feeling financially unprepared for retirement, as fresh evidence emerges of a gender savings gap.

Households to save £5bn on energy bills under new plans

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | News

Households could save £5 billion - or about £15 to £25 per year for dual fuel customers – under proposals outlined by the energy regulator.

Your shout: Moneywise readers have their say in February 2018

Monday, 05 March 2018 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of February 2018.

Households with poor broadband speeds given right to cancel penalty-free

Thursday, 01 March 2018 | News

From next year, households whose internet speed drops below the promised level will be able to cancel their contract penalty-free under new rules to be introduced by the telecoms regulator.

Sky to bundle Netflix into TV subscription

Thursday, 01 March 2018 | News

Fans of Netflix will be able to access the online streaming service via a Sky TV subscription later this year.