Household finances

Check the coins in your pocket to see if you’ll strike gold

Coin-collecting is one of the world’s oldest hobbies, but you need to do your research carefully. We round up the most valuable coins that could show up in your wallet.

Deal of the Week: Get two pizzas or two cinema tickets for £5 worth of Nectar points

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

Shoppers with a Nectar loyalty card can swap 1,000 points for either two pizzas or two cinema tickets until 8 August as part of the brand’s ‘Summer Rewards’.  

Tickets for up to a quarter of popular events end up on secondary ticketing sites

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

As many as a quarter of tickets to popular music, theatre, and sporting events have ended up on secondary ticketing websites, according to an investigation by Which?.

British Gas pays 12,000 customers £90 each for missed appointments

Thursday, 20 July 2017 | News

British Gas has paid a collective £1.1 million to around 12,000 domestic and micro-business customers after its third-party agents missed or were late to appointments, and it did not compensate customers.

Driving to Europe this summer? Check your car insurance covers you

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 | News

Nearly a quarter (23%) of holidaymaking motorists that plan to drive their cars in Europe this summer admit they don’t believe they’re covered or don’t know if they are.

eBay set to launch price match guarantee

Friday, 14 July 2017 | News

Shoppers searching for good value online could be in for a treat as e-tailer eBay is set to launch a new price matching service for over 20,000 products.

Government to crack down on fraudulent travel sickness claims

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 | News

The government is looking to clamp down on the number of fraudulent travel sickness claims made by British holidaymakers.

Deal of the week: Get 15% off summer stays at Travelodge

Friday, 07 July 2017 | News

Holidaymakers can get a 15% discount off Travelodge rooms this summer by using a special discount code.

Petrol prices fall for second month in a row

Friday, 07 July 2017 | News

Petrol prices have fallen by 2p a litre for the second month in a row, according to data on June prices from the latest RAC Fuel Watch report.

New service lets consumers halt donation requests from charities

Friday, 07 July 2017 | News

A new service has launched that gives consumers the right to opt out of receiving emails, telephone calls, texts and post from charities looking for donations.

British Gas to be investigated amid concerns it wrongly charged early exit fees

Thursday, 06 July 2017 | News

An investigation into British Gas’ switching terms has been launched by energy regulator Ofgem.