Articles by Jamie Stinson

Should teaser rates on savings accounts be banned?

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 | Article

YES: JAMIE STINSON, STAFF WRITER, MONEYWISE

Why you need to buy travel insurance before you go away

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 | Article

Booking your holiday months before you travel can be a great way of saving money, but unless you buy your travel insurance at the same time, you could end up undoing all your savings.

400,000 unresolved PPI cases still with the watchdog

Thursday, 09 January 2014 | News

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has a "stock" over 400,000 unresolved payment protection insurance complaints, which it says will take some time to resolve.

Npower becomes last of the Big Six to cut prices

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 | News

Npower has lowered its annual bill for dual fuel customers by £50, making it the last of the big six energy companies to reduce its prices after the government's cut to green levies.

Beware winter car rental charges and fines

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 | News

If you are going skiing this winter make sure you know the rules on snow tyres when renting a car, as you could be hit with a €5,000 (£4,100) fine if you don't.

Home moves to double in 2014, says Clydesdale

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 | News

The number of people planning to move home this year has doubled to 14%, compared to 2013, indicating that confidence is returning to the property market.

ScottishPower cuts prices by 3.3%

Monday, 06 January 2014 | News

ScottishPower will reduce the price of its dual-fuel bills by 3.3%, or £42 a year from the end of the month after the government cut green levies on energy firms.

Christmas boost for motorists as petrol prices are slashed

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | News

Motorists have been given a boost in the run up to Christmas with Asda and Tesco cutting the price of petrol.

Payday lender fined £175k for spam texts

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | News

Payday lender First Financial has been fined £175,000 for sending millions of illegal spam texts.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined the lender after 4,031 complaints were made against the messages.

Premium rate phone number charges to be capped

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 | News

The cost of calls to premium rate numbers will be capped as the regulator tries to protect consumers from rip-off call charges.