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Saturday, May 18, 2019

To survive, councils need more money. But council tax is broken

Austerity has stripped local services to the bone – and those on the lowest incomes will be forced to pay for it“The...

Going contactless is gloriously convenient – for all the wrong people

The dash from cash doesn’t just contribute to social exclusion, it plays into the hands of unaccountable corporationsHow convenient. The decline of cash and...

I was told it could take 12 weeks to get a refund for a...

The agent said it would take time to process, but I need the money for a house purchaseSeven months ago I paid...

Waiting for money to be wired from overseas caused me stress

Barclays’ lack of communication made things worse after the death of my motherMy mother died recently and a substantial sum was wired...

We were threatened with debt collectors over a bill we weren’t allowed to pay

Green Star Energy was unable to get our names on an account despite repeated callsWe moved into a new house which had...

Isas can spell big returns – if you pick the right type

The worst Isas pay 0.2% interest while the best pay 26%. We review the best on offer for youIf you are lucky...

Cash Isas: canny choices could earn you nearly 2%

There are good rates out there for savers – especially those willing to tie money up for a whileIf you’ve done nothing...

Isas: what are the best deals now interest rates are low?

Cash Isas are falling out of favour – but there are deals to be found if you can lock money awayIt’s tough...

Investment ISAs: Act now or lose your £20,000 allowance

There’s a wealth of financial products out there – here’s how to choose the right ISAInvestors have under three weeks left to...

A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – so what’s the catch?

The ‘innovative finance’ Isa is being hailed by some as the answer to years of miserable interest rates. We look at who’s offering them and how they...

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