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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Renters' warning: bogus landlords are tricking potential tenants out of thousands

An army of tricksters are using online websites to trap their victims

Some experts warn that the bond sell-off may continue until the autumn, when the US Federal Reserve is expected to lift interest rates

Don't be too passive about your investments - there are bad trackers as well as good ones

Report highlights 20 trackers that are doing worse than they should

Nationwide internet customers were previously affected in September 2013 when they were blocked from their accounts

Nationwide accounts 'disappear' online after weekend IT upgrade

The building society said the problems had affected only online banking

Nationwide Building Society has promised to reward existing loyal customers

Nationwide online banking down: Problems affect millions of customers

Building society customers trying to log onto accounts said they had 'disappeared'

Five Questions On: Pension freedom problems

What are the problems?

Simon Read: 'Banks stand by teaser rates. They should shout just as loud about the real ones'

The bonus introductory rate on savings disappear after a year, while special low charges on mortgages and credit cards vanish after a year or two

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be: an old brand could return and then fall into foreign hands

Simon Read: 'The Midland bank brand could be back, and then it will be gone'

The Midland bank brand was last seen on our high streets in 1999

Simon Read: 'Never mind Virgin Money, there are better ways to be a plastic punk'

Virgin Money has launched a Sex Pistols credit card with the claim that it "celebrates Virgin's heritage and difference"

Money alert: Callers to be given clearer charges on premium numbers

From next month, if you call a premium-rate number you will be told the cost of the call but also that an access charge will be added

The heat is on: two comparison sites have come under fire from the energy regulator

Comparison sites face accusations of price-fixing and hiding better deals from British consumers

Last week Moneysupermarket.com and uSwitch.com faced accusations of price-fixing from Ofgem

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