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29 years of helping you with your finances
Articles by Johanna Gornitzki
Social care reforms are not good enough
Politicians clearly don't see looking after old people in need of long-term care as a vote winner. That much became clear when…
NS&I to transfer customers to better rate ISA
NS&I customers holding its T Cash ISA or Cash ISA, which currently pay a paltry 0.5%, will automatically have their money…
Pension victory for women – at last!
In four years’ time, anyone reaching state pension age will receive a flat-rate state pension of £144 per week. The…
Is there really any point in saving anymore?
Last year ended on a rather bleak note as Chancellor George Osborne revealed that Britain will be in a mess for longer than…
Are social lenders a better option than banks?
Lancashire County Council is planning to invest an initial £100,000 to part-fund investment in local businesses through…
Vote for the companies you think provide the best service
Have you been tempted to buy the cheapest home insurance, only to suffer terrible customer service when you needed to make a…
Autumn Statement: Personal allowance to rise more than expected
From next April, the personal allowance will rise by a further £235 on top of the already announced increase of £1,100,…
Could a weak PIN get your fraud claim rejected?
Victims of card fraud may soon find it harder to get their money back after it has been revealed that banks are making changes…
US investors braced for 'fiscal cliff' decision
While the FTSE 100 surged to its highest level since mid-October this week following Barack Obama's re-election as US…
Child benefit: the next scandal in the making
With the credit crunch continuing to bite, it's unavoidable that we all have to tighten our belts. Cuts have to be made…