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.

New Year, New Servcies

Sunday, 06 January 2008 | Blog | By

As a new user to, i would just like to add my 2 cents... I am currently serving in the Royal Navy and due to go away towards the end of the month for 8 whole long months.

Treasure hunt

Thursday, 03 January 2008 | Blog | By Jeff Salway

In Google’s list of the most frequently searched words on its service last year, ‘stocks’ came fourth, while the names of...

New Year Resolutions

Wednesday, 02 January 2008 | Blog | By Rebecca Atkinson

I love New Year not because it’s an excuse to go out until the early hours but because it’s an opportunity to start afresh and make changes in my life.

A private investors journey

Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | Blog | By

Today I start to lok for a european fund to invest in so that I can retire at 55.