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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What now for Santander 123?

Banks have been quick to act following the recent announcement from the Bank of England that interest rates were being cut to 0.25%,

Santander announced earlier this week that they were reducing the headline rate on their popular 123 Current… Continue reading

Take care when returning unused currency

What’s the difference between ‘no commission’ and ‘no charge’? Well it could be quite a lot for any holidaymakers arriving back from a recent summer break with unspent currency in their pockets. Many of us rush straight back to the… Continue reading

They can’t help you if you won’t let them.


Q. I bought a timeshare week with my ex-wife about 12 years ago. Since we got divorced neither of us can afford the maintenance fees. I’ve told them this. I phoned again to explain the predicament and also point… Continue reading

Optical Express: When sales are more important than service

We look often at customer service on Moneysucks and this is one of the worst examples we have come across. Aynsleigh Hollywood, who is going to be writing some guest articles for this site, explains why she thinks Optical Express… Continue reading


As the dust begins to settle on the Referendum result there are many in the country who reckon that the Bank of England's Mark Carney has done much to settle the nerves of the markets following the surprise exit vote. Here he talks about the risks that the vote could pose to the economy in the coming months and explains the steps the Bank will be prepared to take to help bolster the economy.

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.