Articles by Rebecca Atkinson

British Gas unveils 58% jump in profits

Thursday, 25 February 2010 | News

British Gas has unveiled a bumper 58% jump in annual profits just days after the energy regulator revealed an increase in suppliers' profit margins over the past few months.

Northern Rock savers to lose 100% protection in May

Friday, 26 February 2010 | News

Northern Rock savers have been urged to find new homes for their money after the government confirmed plans to scrap the bank's 100% protection guarantee in three months' time.

Skipton and Chesham building societies to merge

Wednesday, 24 February 2010 | News

Skipton Building Society has announced plans to merge with Chesham to create an enlarged society with over £15 billion of assets and a 92-strong branch network.

Best-buy cash ISA from Santander

Thursday, 25 February 2010 | News

Santander has kicked off the ISA season with the launch of a new cash ISA paying 3.5%.

Stay safe from sophisticated share scams

Wednesday, 03 March 2010 | Article

If you were to receive a call out of the blue from a firm offering to sell you shares in a company, would you be tempted?
Some people would instantly smell a rat – but many others end...

Scam victims to be reunited with cash

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 | News

Around £270,000 recovered from a boiler-room scam is to be returned to victims in full, the financial watchdog has said.

Tories to offer taxpayers cheap shares in banks

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 | News

Lloyds Banking Group shareholders and City commentators have given a tentative thumbs up to Conservative Party plans to offer millions of people cheap shares in Britain's nationalised banks.

Will travel insurance cover the BA strike?

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 | News

British Airways passengers have been urged to contact their travel insurers to ensure they are protected should strike action go ahead.

British Airways strike on the cards

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 | News

British Airways passengers are once again facing travel chaos after more than 7,400 cabin crew voted in favour of strike action.

Cut the cost of using the internet abroad

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 | News

Virgin Media has launched a range of ‘travel passes’ that enable customers to access the internet anywhere in the EU from their mobile phone or laptop for a fixed daily price.