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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Many people unwittingly end up invested in sectors at odds with their ethical beliefs.

Simon Read: It is time to think again about ethical money

The ethical investment industry is giving itself a makeover, but the problem seems to lie more with getting its message and its methods into the mainstream

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Weekly Money: Round-up of the personal finance stories you may have missed 13-17 October

Struggling millennials, soaring energy bills, stock market woes, financial education for kids, and warnings of bank scams: the stories we noticed this week.

Peer-to-peer lenders can offer higher returns to savers but come with much higher risks

New ISAs: Government set to include peer-to-peer lending in tax-free savings accounts

Peer-to-peer lenders can offer higher returns to savers but come with much higher risks

Money Round-up: Bank fraudsters; free wine; free home improvements; and rip-off extended warranties

Video: The Independent’s Personal Finance Editor Simon Read talks over the latest Money news with Headline London host Claudia-Liza Armah

Use the new pension freedoms to boost your retirement income

Video: Fidelity's Alan Higham believes people could boost their pension income with the new freedoms announced in the latest budget

When should financial education begin for kids?

Video: Maike Currie of Fidelity Personal Investing thinks children should be taught about finance from the age of seven

The Co-op's new policy means a typical five-year warranty will cost just £80, rather than hundreds of pounds

Co-op challenges rivals by offering no-profit warranties

Rip-off extended warranties could soon be a thing of the past, as online retailer Co-operative Electrical has today cut the price of the cover and promised to sell policies at cost.

The BBA warns that eight million people are vulnerable to “vishing” or voice phishing - when crooks claim to be calling from a bank - while four million might transfer money into another supposed “safe” account if instructed

Crooks posing as banks set to trick millions out of their savings

Millions are at risk from fraudsters posing as banks, worrying new research shows. The British Bankers’ Association tested what the response would be to typical fraudster activities. The results are alarming, with many of us looking like easy victims.

Borrowers warned about Barclaycard free wine gimmick

Credit card borrowers have been warned to beware of gimmicks after Barclaycard launched a free wine offer.

Payday loan rules still too weak, say charities

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) proposals that the £2.8bn payday loan industry should be forced to sign up to an officially recognised price comparison site were criticised yesterday for not going far enough.

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