Articles by Ruth Jackson

Tax-free savings are changing: what you need to know about the personal savings allowance

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 | Article

The new tax year will bring some big changes to how your savings are taxed. From 6 April 2016, most people will no longer have to pay tax on the interest earned on money held in their bank or building society accounts.

How to play your cards right

Friday, 28 April 2017 | Article

From interest-free balance transfers to cashback deals every time you shop, make the most of your flexible friend.

Am I too young to take out a funeral plan?

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | Article

I am 46 and recently inherited a few thousand pounds. I would like to use the money to pay for my own funeral, but lump sum pre-paid plans seem to be targeted at the over-50s.

Track down your lost assets

Friday, 12 February 2016 | Article

We’ve all wished our savings balance was a bit healthier. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a small windfall to boost it? Well, there is a chance you don’t need one.

Stay safe online in 2016

Monday, 21 December 2015 | Article

They show we must be vigilant about protecting ourselves online. Follow these steps to keep your personal data safe on the world wide web.

Renting vs buying: which is most rewarding?

Friday, 11 December 2015 | Article

It is undoubtedly ingrained in the British psyche that buying your own home is a life goal. Of all the property in the UK, 63% is owner-occupied. But just across the water there is a very different picture.

Get to grips with money matters

Friday, 02 October 2015 | Article

The government has finally come round to the importance of teaching people about money, after years of campaigning by the financial press.

Should you move to a new bank?

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 | Article

Ever since the banking crisis in 2008 there has been plenty of talk about a new wave of banks that will bring competition to the sector.

10 last-minute travel tips

Thursday, 02 July 2015 | Article

Holiday season is upon us and many of us will already have spent, or be planning to spend, hundreds - if not, thousands - of pounds on getting away.

Beware of cuts to credit card perks

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 | Article

The past few years have seen war break out in the credit card market to attract new custom.