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
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?
- 4 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 5 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film