Simon Read is Personal Finance Editor at The Independent. He edits the Saturday Your Money section as well as writing for the news and business pages of the Independent and i newspaper.
17 December 2014 03:38 PM
Last week the Treasury announced the rates for the new pensioner bonds, announced in March’s Budget, which will be issued by the government-backed National Savings & Investments in January.
17 December 2014 09:40 AM
Video: Simon Read talks to Fidelity's Maike Currie about financial education for kids
16 December 2014 03:14 PM
Can you imagine what life would be like if you didn’t have a bank account? OK, it may mean you wouldn’t ever face excessive charges for unexpectedly going into the red. And it would also mean you’d never again have to cope with the bank’s computer cock-ups which have left millions without access to their cash.
16 December 2014 01:14 PM
The Independent’s Personal Finance Editor Simon Read talks over the latest Money news
12 December 2014 06:28 PM
Picking the right annuity could mean the difference between scraping by and packing in as much adventure as possible
12 December 2014 06:23 PM
Struggling people need help, understanding and forbearance, not ill-thought-out pronouncements
12 December 2014 06:20 PM
You won’t find me bashing the banks for the sake of it, but sadly they’ve deserved all the criticism that’s been sent their way in recent years
12 December 2014 06:17 PM
The sun is shining on people who struggle to heat their homes and it’s thanks to a sense of community
12 December 2014 06:06 PM
Around three million people are owed money by energy firms
12 December 2014 06:02 PM
Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice: 'The injustice of shock bills for crime victims must end. The Government must stand up for consumers and cap bills from lost or stolen phones at £50'
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more