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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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific