Transferring money abroad

Friday, 01 February 2008 | Blog | By Richard Beddard

I've just posted a request on the forum (

Beware premium bank accounts

Friday, 20 June 2008 | Blog | By Richard Beddard

I don't even know what they're called but these are the accounts you pay for and in return receive a package of benefits. I have a smilemore account, which I pay £10 a month for. It's OK in terms of value.

High Interest savings

Wednesday, 30 January 2008 | Blog | By

I've got approx £220K to deposit for a full year. I am looking for the highest rate fixed interest (no acccess to money) i can earn. Even considering overseas accounts. Any suggestions ?

Legal Sexism

Thursday, 31 January 2008 | Blog | By Matt Pitcher

Despite the big headlines about record settlements in such cases as McCartney/Mills, many women are getting a raw deal from divorce....

House-buying fun part two – lawyers, surveyors, house prices and interest rates

Wednesday, 23 January 2008 | Blog | By Gary McFarlane

I'm a great fan of Charles Dickens's Bleak House, and in particular the recent BBC TV adaptation. Among other things it is a searing indictment of 'lawyering'.

Don't believe everything you read in the press

Thursday, 24 January 2008 | Blog | By Rachel Lacey

Today has been an absolute gift for headline writers and news reporters - World Markets Plunge, Recession Fears Spark Biggest Share Fall Since 9/11.

Is it the end of free banking? You bet!

Thursday, 17 January 2008 | Blog | By

I've been following this 'unlawful bank charge' saga with great interest over the past year. From the windfalls of £10,000+ scooped by the lucky few, to the smaller wins won by the average joe.

Negotiate your way to a better mobile phone deal

Wednesday, 16 January 2008 | Blog | By Rachel Lacey

There’s one annual chore I’ve really come to hate. Given the time of year you’re probably thinking tax returns or maybe the obligatory January detox.

Where next for UK house prices?

Monday, 14 January 2008 | Blog | By

Not a day goes by nowadays where some hack with an axe to grind bemoans the'sorry state' of the UK property market.

What's hot and what's not?

Friday, 11 January 2008 | Blog | By

The first few weeks of January can be a slow for news but thanks to the ongoing credit crunch any bit of financial news is still worthy of dissection and intense scrutiny.