Julian Knight

Julian Knight is the Money and Property editor for the Independent on Sunday and interim Economics Correspondent, previously he was the personal finance reporter for BBC News and has published seven books.

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Payday lenders can be unscrupulous when it comes to attracting customers

Julian Knight: Payday loans need a wealth warning

Taking out a quickfire debt can rebound on you if you try to get a mortgage later on

Ipswich Town Football Club provides 600 people with a living

Is it too to get auto enrolment on target?

Ipswich Town Football Club is on the ball when it comes to auto enrolment but critics say it will make little difference. By Julian Knight

Fewer firms collapsing as economic picture brightens

The number of companies going bust has fallen in the third quarter of 2013 as the UK economy continued to show signs of improvement, says the Insolvency service.

Industry warning over cap on workplace pension fees

Up to nine million Britons are being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension scheme between now and 2018 and there had been growing fears that they could see much of their retirement savings swallowed up by punitive charges levied by pensions companies.

Compensation is an on offer from Halifax if you have been mis-sold payment protection insurance

Julian Knight: My mum's PPI mis-selling payout leaves me jealous

Her compensation beats what she could have earned from the stock market or an ISA

Ed Davey has suggested wrapping up against the energy price hikes

Energy bills for dummies: A budget guide to staying warm

As prices continue to rise, Julian Knight offers tips on how to keeping costs under control

Paradise lost: Tim Hudgell bought off-plan property in Cyprus ... and nothing went to plan afterwards

The Cyprus dream becomes a nightmare

Briton Tim Hudgell bought two luxury apartments on the holiday island...now he’s battling banks after it all went horribly wrong

Don’t panic: if Neil Woodford had invested money in a fund shorn of its star manager, he would understand that success is not down to one individual

Julian Knight: Neil Woodford’s Invesco exit does not mean his funds are finished

Investors thinking of following manager out need to ignore the voices of doom

Window of opportunity? While the Government’s Help to Buy scheme promises to help new homebuyers across the threshold, the rates are not that cheap

Julian Knight: We're a nation of credit haves and have nots

Some super-cheap loans and mortgages are available – but only for the chosen few

Julian Knight: Watchdog finally puts the bite on the payday lenders

We've been given some real action to curb the industry's excesses... but more is still needed

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The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
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How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss