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.
05 November 2014 12:01 AM
Will they never learn? A company which offered payday loans so that people could use the cash to “put towards a ‘Kiss Me Quick’ hat for the beach” has been criticised today.
05 November 2014 12:00 AM
Lenders admit they charge excessive fees so they can lower the headline rate
05 November 2014 12:00 AM
Government hopes to force gas and electricity firms to reduce switching time to just 24 hours
03 November 2014 04:58 PM
Doorstep crime is getting worse. Older and vulnerable people in particular are being targeted by unscrupulous crooks who knock on their doors and pressure them into paying extortionate prices for unnecessary jobs or goods.
01 November 2014 12:00 AM
If you're planning to light up the sky with a spectacular Guy Fawkes Night extravaganza from the comfort of your back garden, head to Aldi (aldi.co.uk) for some bargain fireworks.
31 October 2014 10:01 AM
If you’re frightened by ghosts this Halloween, don’t tell anyone – it could wipe up to a fifth off the value of your home.
29 October 2014 08:20 AM
A current account for kids? That’s what the Nationwide Building Society has launched today. But before you raise your hands in horror, consider the benefits, for there are some.
25 October 2014 12:53 AM
With half-term upon us, parents will be glad to hear of low-cost ways to keep the children entertained.
25 October 2014 12:48 AM
They're the consumers' friend, yes?
25 October 2014 12:43 AM
If you don't complete your tax return by the end of October, you could be in line for a fine. Paper self-assessments must be returned to HM Revenue & Customs by this Friday – 31 October.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party