Articles by Rebecca Atkinson

Basic bank accounts for all

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 | News

Alistair Darling has announced bank accounts for all in his Budget, a move that some experts warn could spell the beginning of the end for free banking.

Coventry Building Society confirms merger plans

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 | News

Coventry, the third largest building society in the UK, has confirmed plans to merge with smaller rival Stoud & Swindon, to create a 91-strong branch network across the Midlands and the South West.

Get your Budget questions answered

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 | News

This year’s Budget comes as Britain slowly emerges from recession and a general election nears, leaving Alistair Darling under pressure to deliver a rosier picture of economic recovery.

Should I pay inheritance tax now?

Monday, 22 March 2010 | News

"I received a lump sum on my mother’s death in 
December 2007.

Virgin cuts 0% balance transfer period

Friday, 19 March 2010 | News

Virgin Money has cut its 0% balance transfer period from 16 to 14 months – meaning Barclaycard now offers the most competitive balance transfer credit card on the market.

Press three to wipe out your debt...

Friday, 19 March 2010 | Article

Just a few days ago I was busy in the kitchen, when the phone rang. Picking it up I was genuinely shocked by the caller’s opening line: “This is a public announcement on behalf of the government...

How to avoid being 'slammed'

Thursday, 18 March 2010 | News

New rules to protect consumers from landline phone mis-selling and ‘slamming’ - where people are switched without their permission - have been introduced today (18 March) by Ofcom.

Five ways you can beat April’s fuel duty hike

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

1. Where you buy
Don’t just wait until your tank is nearly empty or you happen to pass a petrol station to fill up – this is one of the most expensive mistakes...

Calling time on dodgy second-hand car dealers

Thursday, 18 March 2010 | News

The consumer watchdog has promised to crackdown on used car dealers after its investigations found consumers could lose out £580 million a year through illegal clocking to show false mileage.

Long-term unemployment worsens

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 | News

The number of people out of work has fallen, but there has been a increase in the number of people unemployed for more than a year.