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.
28 February 2014 08:30 PM
If you've suffered because of the widespread floods and your bank or building society has offered financial help, check the small print before agreeing.
28 February 2014 08:30 PM
Green MP Caroline Lucas has called on the Government to change rules that will leave up to 700,000 women worse off when they claim pensions.
Disastrous impact of payday loans laid bare with 82 per cent increase in people seeking help in just one year
27 February 2014 12:30 AM
The disastrous impact that payday loans can have has been underlined by new figures from a debt charity that show an 82 per cent increase in the number of people seeking help.
Energy Watchdog under fire from politicians and consumers for limp proposals to increase competition amongst Big Six firms
26 February 2014 06:23 PM
The Energy Watchdog was forced to defend itself today after its proposals to increase competition were slated by politicians and consumer groups.
26 February 2014 10:42 AM
The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, called on the Government yesterday to change rules that will leave up to 700,000 women worse off when they claim their pension.
26 February 2014 10:40 AM
A mix of stocks and other less volatile assets may be the right portfolio for you, writes Simon Read
26 February 2014 10:37 AM
There’s little that annoys me more than crooks who prey on older, vulnerable people.
26 February 2014 12:14 AM
Using a cartoon pink pig to encourage you to “treat yourself and a loved one to a weekend away or a slap-up meal” is not a responsible way to flog payday loans, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.
24 February 2014 10:51 AM
The City Watchdog has been urged to act against payday lenders which can’t justify their high charges.
Simon Read: I'd like to claim a victory for RBS's move to scrap teaser rates, but I just don't trust it to play fair
21 February 2014 09:00 PM
New RBS boss Ross McEwan was totally frank on Thursday when he unveiled the taxpayer-owned bank's latest set of results. "We are the least trusted company in the least trusted sector of the economy," he admitted.
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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