More people are turning to the internet to do their shopping and banking

Advances in technology slipping seamlessly into routines

New technology is transforming how we carry out our daily financial tasks, says Vicky Shaw

Track down some bargains to save money at the start of the new school year

Do your homework for new school term deals

The summer break gives many parents a welcome opportunity to spend some extra time with the children

A couple outside an estate agent's window as one in five people who recently got onto the property ladder now regrets not buying somewhere cheaper

Consumer confidence in the housing market slips to three-year low

The housing market might still be chugging along the road to recovery, but recently, there have also been signs the chugging is getting a little slower

A couple calculating their finances as it has been found that nearly half of adults across the UK admit to falling into debt as a direct result of their social lives

Financial hangover? Simple changes can do wonders for your social life

We all love letting off steam from time to time, but new research suggests this fun may be leaving many of us with a heavy and lingering financial hangover

Young women are now more likely than men to become insolvent say new figures

Ladies in Red

Young women are now more likely than men to become insolvent say new figures. Vicky Shaw asks why

It's a happy day but behind the smiles there might be some concerns about how much you have spent to be there

Aisle save money

However much you love being a wedding guest, there's no denying it's an expensive business. But Vicky Shaw believes you can say 'I do' want to cut costs

When using your card abroad, never accept the chance to pay in sterling. Always pay in local currency as it is cheaper

Get a rate deal on holiday money

Tricia Phillips on how to make your hard-earned cash go further on a holiday abroad 

Make sure you get the most out of the new NISAs

ISAs just got NISA

 There are some major changes happening next week which will give you more choice, greater flexibility and a much bigger tax-free allowance for your ISA savings. Andrew Hagger explains how to ensure the new rules work in your favour 

The CMA says lenders should be forced to clearly tell a customer up front what the total cost will be if they fail to pay back their loan on time so borrowers are not stung by unexpected payouts

Pay day lender probe over lack of competition

Loans industry could be shaken up in wake of watchdog’s new investigation, writes Vicky Shaw


Some home truths about mortgages

The experts warn us to be wary of mortgage "urban myths", Vicky Shaw investigates just what is fact and what is fiction

Speak out early if you're having financial problems

Don't stay silent over mortgage payment struggles

Are you in debt denial over your mortgage payments? Vicky Shaw reports on why it's better to speak out early if you're having problems

Money is a 'taboo' topic among many older people

Don't keep family out of your finances

Many people are unwilling to open up to their loved ones about their retirement finances. Vicky Shaw asks why 

The property market is on the move

UK housing market is on the move

After a string of strong reports for house prices, Vicky Shaw considers what's next on the horizon for the property market

How clued up are you about your credit report?

How clued up are you about your credit report?

How clued up are you about your credit report? Vicky Shaw reveals the answer, for many of us, is 'not very'

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Savers deserve a clearer picture for their cash

As many of us are looking to spring clean our savings around now, Vicky Shaw asks would you be tempted by a "teaser" interest rate? 

The Bank of England base rate has now been at a historic 0.5% low for half a decade

Touching base with lowest rate's legacy

The Bank of England base rate has now been at a historic 0.5% low for half a decade. So what has this meant for households? Vicky Shaw reports

Falling behind with your mortgage payments can be a very worrying time

Homing in on money worries

If you're struggling to make mortgage payments don’t leave it to late to seek help, says Vicky Shaw 

A new probe has been announced into the retirement annuities market

An age old problem

Controversy over annuities – products people buy when they retire to guarantee them an income – has erupted again. Vicky Shaw reports

Money can't buy you love? Think again

Your love life hangs in the (bank) balance 

Money can’t buy you love? Think again. New research suggests the secret to long-lasting relationships is the ability to keep finances on an even keel. Vicky Shaw investigates

Parents should make sure they protect their passwords and change them regularly

Online gaming may no longer be child's play

A consumer watchdog is to force the online games industry to comply with rules to prevent children feeling pressured to "pay to play". Vicky Shaw reports


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