Articles by Nathalie Bonney

Barclays basic bank account customers face pricey penalties

Thursday, 08 December 2011 | News

Basic bank account customers with Barclays face tougher financial penalties from next year, after the bank announced its intention to increase the penalty cost for missed direct debit payments.

Topsy turvy house prices continue

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 | News

House prices fell by 0.9% in November, compared to a 1.2% rise in October, according to latest figures from the Halifax house price index.

Housing and lending: Can you afford to go green?

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 | Article

Going green and shopping ethically has become easier in recent years.

Control your Christmas spending with a pre-paid card

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 | Article

Christmas time: 'tis the season of goodwill and merrymaking, and as a result many of us find ourselves splashing out far more than we intended.

Groupon slammed for unclear advertising

Friday, 02 December 2011 | News

Group buying website Groupon is under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for its unclear advertising practices.

Motoring: Can you afford to go green?

Friday, 02 December 2011 | Article

Going green and shopping ethically has become easier in recent years.

Avoid the energy-saving scam

Monday, 15 October 2012 | News

A group of fraudsters are taking advantage of rising energy prices by selling consumers faulty plug-in energy-saving devices over the phone.

Shopping: Can you afford to go green?

Thursday, 01 December 2011 | Article

Going green and shopping ethically has become easier in recent years.

Beware of fake retail websites this Christmas

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 | News

More than 2,000 websites have been suspended by the Metropolitan Police for selling counterfeit goods or no goods at all - but there are still plenty of fraudulent sites to watch out for.

Government cracks down on store cards

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 | News

Retailers will soon not be able to offer discounts and freebies as a way of enticing customers to take out store cards, says consumer minister Ed Davey.