Simon Read

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.

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Simon Read: 'Savers, take action - only £75,000 of your nest-egg will be protected'

The Bank of England confirmed that the £85,000 protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme will fall to £75,000 in January

Five questions on: Mobile phone roaming charges

Aren't they being scrapped?

Money alert: Regulator to rule on energy firms

Ombudsman Services handled 61,019 energy complaints during 2014-15

Budget 2015: George Osborne is set to get tough with further cuts in public spending

From pension relief to property charges and even the 'lock' on tax rises, everything could be up for grabs this Wednesday. Simon Read reports

Simon Read: 'Taylor Swift tickets purchased on Viagogo were cancelled hours before the concert'

The 17-year-old daughter of our Paris correspondent discovered that sellers were cancelling the sales if they could get more from another buyer

Bargain Hunter: Our exclusive deal cuts the cost of buying foreign currency by 20 per cent

The deal with ChangeGroup, lasts for the whole of July. Meanwhile, Superdrug has deals on sun creams and potions until 25 August

Apple Pay, which allows for contactless payments using an iPhone, comes to the UK this month

Weekly Money : the personal finance stories you might have missed 29 June to 3 July

The money stories we noticed this week

Scam alert: make a big noise to beat the crooks

Many scams go unreported, leaving scammers free to devastate more lives

EU to scrap roaming charges in 2017: European Commission under fire for taking so long to act

UK consumer groups complained that British holidaymakers face another two years of mobile phone misery before the law comes into effect

British car industry on track for 2 million vehicles a year

The number of jobs in the industry climbed 3.5 per cent in 2014 to 799,000

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'