News on bbc

Fergus will be back on BBC on Wednesday next week on the John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland just after the 1pm News with some great tips to help organise your money and understand your consumer rights.

Moneysucks for musicians

Have a look at the first part of our new series on how musicians can best maximise and protect their income from their own words and music.

Moneysucks? is:

Back to basics. What is a Credit Union?


The Credit Union movement has been growing rapidly over the last few years and we took some time out to speak with Mark Lyonette, Chief Executive of the Association of British Credit Unions. Here he talks about the birth… Continue reading

They really did want my passport details.

As part of some research I was doing the other day I decided to check out my own State Pension entitlement. I logged on to the website and then realised that I would have to set up a… Continue reading

How to Complain

It is remarkable what a difference it makes in a shop if you sound as if you know what you’re talking about, especially if you mention the Consumer Rights Act. Shop staff are likely to assume that you know what… Continue reading

Should the profit we make on our homes be taxed?

More and more youngsters are really struggling to get their foot on the housing ladder, and the average age of first time buyers will soon be the same as the average age of retirees.

There is, unfortunately, no simple solution… Continue reading


Pensions are still in the news with consumers now being warned that they face unexpected tax bills if they don't take the correct advice before accessing cash from their pension fund once they turn 55.

60 Second Tips

In a brand new series listen to and watch Fergus Muirhead here as he explains common money and consumer issues in less than one minute.
This series will build up over the next few months into a valuable library of money and consumer tips, all delivered in a simple and straightforward way.