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.
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.
10 October 2014 12:00 AM
The research discovered that more than half of people wrongly assume that free insulation is only available to low income households
09 October 2014 08:19 AM
Accredited price comparison sites would help consumers to shop around for better deal
08 October 2014 04:55 PM
The government should investigate the solutions offered to people struggling with unmanageable debt.
08 October 2014 12:23 PM
Wonga was recently forced to write off £220 million of debt across 330,000 customers
08 October 2014 12:01 PM
What to do with your money this week
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 4 Paul Hollywood: Police asked if I wanted them to arrest Mary Berry for vandalism after she 'defaced' my car
- 5 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it