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: 'Why overpaying on a BT bill is very easily done'

An Independent reader was wrongly charged for caller display

Five questions on: Repossessions and evictions

What's the difference?

Good news for holidaymakers in the eurozone as sterling reaches a 10-year high

Prices in eurozone resorts such as the Algarve are now up to 50 per cent lower than they were in 2009, according to the Post Office

How much lower will mortgage rates go?

Another day, another cut. As lenders compete to offer the cheapest deals, Simon Read asks if borrowers should jump in now or wait for further falls
See the big picture: the TV that looks cheap with rent-to-own may be anything but

Simon Read: 'Stop the great rent-to-own rip-off'

Some customers hand over £1,482 for a TV that would cost £249 in Argos

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Bargain Hunter: Sending cash around the world - your chance to win the new iPhone

Here's an exclusive competition where four lucky readers could win the latest iPhone. The prizes are being offered to Bargain Hunter readers by Moni, a new international money- transfer app designed to simplify sending cash to family and friends abroad.

MPs have highlighted the dodgy practices by high street retailers that flog sofas and fridges at high interest rates and demand intervention by the City Watchdog

Money roundup video: Rent-to-own investigation demanded

The Independent’s Personal Finance Editor Simon Read talks over the latest Money news

Is it time to climb the wall of worry?

Greece? Russia? Oil? The General Election? What will hit your investments most in the next few months? In this video The Independent’s personal Finance editor puts the questions to investment expert Tom Stevenson

Simon Read: It's simple - banks streamline their accounts and we suffer

I'm pleased that so many banks and building societies have been cleaning up their ridiculously large and confusing savings ranges.

Simon Read: Our pension freedom is too important to rush a decision

Your questions are still coming in for the pensions minister Steve Webb, for which I thank you. What's clear from most of them is that there are a lot of confused and concerned people out there.

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Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
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Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
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