Articles by Laura Whitcombe

Don’t raid your pension to fund a buy to let

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Article

It stands to reason then that a third of over-50s have already invested in rental property and another 40% say they would do the same if they had the money, according to a poll run by buy-to-let training company Progressive...

Pay less to see better

Monday, 05 October 2015 | Article

Three-quarters of people in the UK wear glasses or contact lenses or have had laser eye surgery, according to the College of Optometrists.

What I've learned from Moneywise

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | Blog | By Laura Whitcombe

It’s time for me to bid Moneywise a very fond farewell. I’ve spent the past five years learning about money and how to take charge of my own personal finances as well as, hopefully, helping you to do the same.

How Downton Abbey can make you richer

Friday, 18 September 2015 | News

Homes close to the family seats of Downton Abbey's Lord Grantham and Pride and Prejudice's Mr Darcey are selling for bumper premiums.

Tesco Bank axes current fee after Santander's hike

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | News

Tesco Bank is to axe its £5 monthly current account fee for new and existing customers from Thursday 17 September.

How to make £3k from the Rugby World Cup

Monday, 14 September 2015 | News

Homeowners with spare rooms living near Rugby World Cup 2015 stadiums could make as much as £2,912 by renting them out, according to Airbnb.

Boost your property price by 5% by adding a games room

Friday, 11 September 2015 | News

Some 16% of UK adults would consider paying 5% or more for a property with a games room.

What your kids aren't learning about money in school

Friday, 11 September 2015 | Article

A person is declared bankrupt every six minutes and 53 seconds in the UK.

Six Rugby World Cup scams and rip-offs

Thursday, 10 September 2015 | News

With the start of the Rugby World Cup less than a fortnight away, fans are being urged to watch out for scams and rip-offs targeting them.

HSBC glitch sees thousands not paid

Friday, 28 August 2015 | News

Thousands of people have not been paid ahead of bank holiday weekend after a glitch with HSBC’s payment systems.