Articles by Rebecca Atkinson

Petrol prices to peak ahead of Easter

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 | News

Petrol prices are set to peak at £1.20 a litre - ahead of the busy Easter bank holiday weekend.

The end of 0% credit cards?

Tuesday, 16 March 2010 | News

The days of 0% balance transfer credit cards could be numbered as a result of new rules designed to protect consumers from unscrupulous credit card company behaviour.

Credit card rip-off banned

Monday, 15 March 2010 | News

Credit card companies are to be banned from using customers’ payments to clear balances attracting the least amount of interest before more expensive debt under new measures unveiled today.

The store card time bomb

Friday, 12 March 2010 | Article

It was back in 1977 when I first encountered something akin to the present day store card. My brother was getting married and, as best man, I needed a suit.
So off I trundled to...

Best cash ISAs for transfers

Friday, 12 March 2010 | News

Want to transfer your existing ISA savings but don't know which provider will accept your money? Moneywise looks at the top accounts accepting transfers.

Your questions on the BA strike answered

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Q: How likely is a strike?
Unite previously organised a 12-day strike over the busy Christmas and New Year period but this was called off after the High Court found...

British Airways strike to go ahead

Friday, 12 March 2010 | News

British Airways staff plan to strike for three days from the 20 March and for four days from 27 March, with further action potentially coming after Easter.

Final two energy firms cut gas bills

Thursday, 11 March 2010 | News

EDF Energy and ScottishPower have both confirmed they will cut gas bills – but commentators say it’s a case of too little, too late.

PPI compensation bill could hit £4 billion

Thursday, 11 March 2010 | News

The financial watchdog has been forced to delay its crackdown on controversial payment protection insurance (PPI) amid fears from banks that redress to customers could hit £4 billion.

Scam-proof your computer

Friday, 12 March 2010 | News

New figures show that while card fraud fell by more than 50% last year, people falling victim to online banking fraud rose as criminals pulled out more sophisticated methods to target customers.