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 October 2014 07:45 PM
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
17 October 2014 10:38 AM
Struggling millennials, soaring energy bills, stock market woes, financial education for kids, and warnings of bank scams: the stories we noticed this week.
17 October 2014 09:04 AM
Peer-to-peer lenders can offer higher returns to savers but come with much higher risks
14 October 2014 03:05 PM
Video: The Independent’s Personal Finance Editor Simon Read talks over the latest Money news with Headline London host Claudia-Liza Armah
14 October 2014 02:30 PM
Video: Fidelity's Alan Higham believes people could boost their pension income with the new freedoms announced in the latest budget
14 October 2014 12:54 PM
Video: Maike Currie of Fidelity Personal Investing thinks children should be taught about finance from the age of seven
14 October 2014 12:00 AM
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.
13 October 2014 05:27 PM
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.
10 October 2014 10:16 AM
Credit card borrowers have been warned to beware of gimmicks after Barclaycard launched a free wine offer.
10 October 2014 01:25 AM
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.
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