Articles by Rebecca Atkinson

Your pension questions answered

Monday, 14 January 2013 | Article

Less than half of women save enough for retirement - just 47% compared to 59% of all men, compared to a recent Scottish Widows report.

Switch current account and make money

Friday, 06 August 2010 | News

While banks in most countries charge a monthly fee in exchange for banking services, the UK is pretty much unique in offering free current accounts to customers who remain in credit.

How to choose a credit card

Monday, 07 June 2010 | News

For many of us, in order to cope with day to day expenses, borrowing remains a fact of life. But before turning to credit it's essential to understand what you're getting into.

Improve your credit rating

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

It can be frustrating when applying for a credit card, if you are turned down without much explanation as to why.

Banks vs. building societies

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

If banks are the corporate beasts of the financial world, then building societies are often seen as their cuddly counterparts, acting in the interests of customers rather than greedy shareholders.

The pros and cons of currency cards

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | Article

Whether you booked your summer break during the winter sales or managed to bag a bargain at the last minute, once your flight and hotel are sorted it’s tempting to start counting down the days until you depart.

Benefit from lower energy prices

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 | Article

2010 could be the year of energy bill cuts as pressure mounts on suppliers to pass on lower wholesale costs to customers. The 'big six' suppliers have all taken heed and cut bills.
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House prices "erratic" in 2010

Thursday, 08 April 2010 | News

House prices increased for the eighth time in the past nine months in March, but consumers have been warned to expect an "erratic" housing market throughout 2010.

When will interest rates start to rise?

Thursday, 08 April 2010 | News

The Bank of England has voted to hold the official rate of interest at 0.5%.

Avoid the airplane food rip-off

Friday, 13 May 2011 | News

Snacks served onboard budget airlines have been branded a rip-off after new research found an average mark-up of 350% compared to...