Articles by Simon Read

A cheeky charge from Plusnet

Friday, 09 November 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader who was charged more than normal when ending a contract

My bank won’t lend me more money because I’m too old

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 | Article

It’s a decade since reader EF’s husband died. He used to sort out all the finances, so she asked her children to help since his death.

Why has my insurance gone up? The accident wasn’t my fault

Friday, 26 October 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader with increased insurance premiums

House of Fraser: giftcard buyers beware

Friday, 19 October 2018 | Article

I’ve warned in this column about the menace of retailers’ giftcards. Many readers have happily handed them out as presents, only for their friends and relatives to fall foul of ridiculous deadline rules.

Expiring EE SIM cards a data rip-off

Friday, 12 October 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader who feels ripped off.

Dismal customer service adds to woes over British Gas complaint

Friday, 21 September 2018 | Article

Some of your queries are relatively easy to sort out. They usually involve a problem or mistake and once I point it out to a company, it usually tries to respond positively.

EasyJet refund: webchat transcripts get money back for flight cancellation

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader get a flight refunded.

Aviva complaint: check statements to ensure you don’t pay out needlessly

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader making needless payments.

'My bracelet broke under guarantee, but Astley Clarke wouldn’t replace it'

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader trying to get a guarantee honoured.

NatWest refuses to help fraud victim

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a victim of banking fraud.