Articles by Helen Knapman

MoneySuperMarket fined for wrongly emailing millions of customers

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending millions of emails to customers who had made it clear they didn’t want to be contacted.

Tickets for up to a quarter of popular events end up on secondary ticketing sites

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

As many as a quarter of tickets to popular music, theatre, and sporting events have ended up on secondary ticketing websites, according to an investigation by Which?.

TSB customers to access mobile banking using iris recognition

Thursday, 20 July 2017 | News

TSB customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone will soon be able to unlock their TSB mobile banking app using just their iris.  

British Gas pays 12,000 customers £90 each for missed appointments

Thursday, 20 July 2017 | News

British Gas has paid a collective £1.1 million to around 12,000 domestic and micro-business customers after its third-party agents missed or were late to appointments, and it did not compensate customers.

State pension age rise brought forward seven years

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 | News

The state pension age will rise to 68 between 2037 and 2039 – seven years earlier than planned, under government proposals announced today.

‘Rip-off’ credit and debit card charges to be banned

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 | News

Fees for paying by direct debit and credit card will be banned across the UK next year, the government has announced.

Inflation falls to 2.6%, which could 'kill off' talk of interest rate rises

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 | News

Inflation has unexpectedly fallen to 2.6% in the year to June – down from 2.9% in May, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) latest Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figures.

A quarter of Moneywise users change plans to retire abroad following referendum

Friday, 14 July 2017 | News

A quarter (25%) of Moneywise users have changed their plans to retire abroad following the referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union and the triggering of Article 50.

Over half of Moneywise users have never checked their credit score

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 | News

Over half (55%) of users have never checked their credit score, according to our recent poll.

Shares in Virgin Money tipped as a ‘buy’ for strong growth potential

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 | News

Long-term investors willing to take a degree of risk may want to consider buying shares in Virgin Money, experts recommend.