Articles by Laura Whateley

Your redundancy checklist

Monday, 15 February 2016 | Article

Since psychiatrists introduced the stress scale in the 1960s, being made redundant has been considered one of the situations most likely to cause you illness-inducing tension.

A guide to auto-enrolment

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 | Article

Whether you’re an accountant in a multinational corporation or a nanny employed by one family to look after their brood, your employer will be legally obliged to offer you a workplace pension by 2018.

Quick – beat the demise of credit card perks

Monday, 02 November 2015 | Article

On 9 December, a new EU rule comes into force to cap the amount of money credit card companies manage to cream off when people pay with plastic at the tills.

Common financial complaints - and how to fix them

Monday, 13 April 2015 | Article

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) received more than 2.3 million enquiries last year from people fed up with the treatment they had received at the hands of their bank, insurer or loan company.

Don't get ripped off by overseas money transfers

Monday, 02 March 2015 | Article

Running a second home overseas can be an expensive business, with electricity bills for the air-conditioning or patio heater, plus the cost of clearing leaves from a hot tub or keeping the bougainvillea watered.

Is a second mortgage a worthwhile investment?

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Article

A quarter of people aged between 20 and 34 are still living with their parents, having been priced out of the property market, according to charity Shelter.

10 tips for beginner investors

Monday, 13 February 2017 | Article

If you are frustrated by pitiful returns on your savings accounts, it might be time to make your first foray into the stock market.