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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Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
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China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
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The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
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Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
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How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
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Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before