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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.

Five tips in 150 words. Child’s play.

Someone asked me last week if I could give them five money tips for a piece they were writing. They had to be simple and it had to be less than 150 words.

1. Make a budget. You can’t manage… Continue reading

Can I have my money back please?

Most of the letters we get from BT and other phone providers tell us that we owe them money but I got a great letter from BT the other day telling me that my account was several hundred pound in… Continue reading

When is nil not the same as nothing?

What’s the difference between ‘no commission’ and ‘no charge’? Well it could be quite a lot when you try to take back holiday money that you haven’t used. Many currency providers make a great play of telling you that they… Continue reading

Buy now while stocks last.

In years gone by all of the major retailers’ sales started on the same day – and at the same time on the same day – and queues were formed outside our shops in the middle of July before the… Continue reading


Yet another report suggesting that the rent-to-own market is out of control and needs properly regulated before more vulnerable people are exposed to its sharp practices.

Daily Record

Fergus is now writing a Money Doctor page for the Daily Record every Friday. This week he'll be looking at the problems caused if you don't answer insurers' questions fully. Can they reject claims, even if you just plain forgot to tell them about previous claims?

Rachel’s money diary

From time to time musician Rachel Hair will be asking us questions about her money, and how she should manage it as a self-employed musician. We'll be asking a range of experts to answer her questions. In her first blog she is wondering how best to deal with the taxman following a trip her trio made to Belgium.

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.