Articles by Rebecca Atkinson

Stockbrokers versus fund managers

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

"My wife recently inherited a £60,000 portfolio of shares, managed by a stockbroker on an advisory basis. She and I also have a variety of unit trust funds totalling around £90,000....

Are debt charities really impartial?

Friday, 30 April 2010 | Article

I have always been an ardent supporter of debt advice charities. But in light of two cases that I recently came across, I am beginning to have second thoughts.
In both cases, the debtors...

Phone calls set to get cheaper

Thursday, 01 April 2010 | News

Calling a mobile phone from your landline is set to get cheaper under new proposals from Ofcom.

Five financial targets everyone should have

Friday, 12 December 2014 | Article

1. Pay off your debts
If you have any outstanding debts paying this off should be one of your main goals. While saving is great, any interest rate you earn will be less...

Am I a victim of ID theft?

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 | Article

"I have been notified of a CIFAS (the UK’s fraud prevention service) alert on my Equifax credit file. The category is for a “victim of impersonation” and the alert relates to a place I rented...

ISA savers £3 billion out of pocket

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 | News

Millions of ISA savers are losing out on interest worth up to £3 billion each year because banks and other providers are not offering them a fair deal on products, rates or service.

How to earn money as you shop

Friday, 23 March 2012 | Article

Getting paid for shopping might sound like your dream job, but actually it’s relatively easy to earn money on items you were planning to buy anyway. When it comes to making big purchases,...

Will the stamp duty holiday boost the housing market?

Tuesday, 30 March 2010 | News

House values increased by 0.7% during March bringing the annual rate of house prices “relatively high” at 9%.

Best Easter discounts

Tuesday, 30 March 2010 | News

Moneywise reviews the best Easter discounts on chocolate, hot cross buns and other 'essential' items just in time for Easter. 

Tories to stop national insurance rises

Monday, 29 March 2010 | News

The Conservative Party has pledged to protect 70% of workers from next year’s planned national insurance hike if it is voted into power at the general election.