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.

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Make money as you make music

Recently we featured a series of articles written by Performing Rights Society head in Scotland Duncan McCrone as he explained the importance to musicians of understanding how they can generate a regular income stream from the music they write. Now… Continue reading

Keeping calm makes for effective complaints

It is remarkable what a difference it makes in a shop if you mention the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Shop staff are likely to assume that you know what you are talking about and will back off accordingly. One of… Continue reading

How difficult is it to get a mortgage?

I’m hearing lots of horror stories about the way banks and building societies are delaying mortgage and loan applications by insisting that applicants jump through endless hoops and over miles of hot coals to satisfy themselves that they are credit… Continue reading

A tax too far?

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


Lots on movement in the mortgage markets over the last week or so. First of all Barclays introduced a new 100% loan last week and now Nationwide is suggesting that we should be allowed to repay our home loans until we are 85. Do you agree? Or should your mortgage be repaid by the time you stop working? Drop us a line at or visit our facebook page and let us know what you think.

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.