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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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

Rachael’s Tax Dilemma

What follows below is Rachel's account of a recent trip to Belgium with some tax questions that it raised for her. We have then answered these questions for Rachel but in a way that we hope will benefit all musicians who have an uncomfortable relationship with HMRC (otherwise known as The Revenue!). Find out more about Rachel and her music at www.rachelhair.comor Continue reading

Are we safer online than with an ATM?

More and more of us are using online and other digital technology to pay bills these days so it is really important that we are comfortable doing so, and that we understand the procedures necessary to make sure that we… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Barcalycard

Away from the Referendum debate life goes on all around us and it’s interesting to note that this week credit cards celebrate their 50th Birthday. The way we use them has changed dramatically since the first Barclaycard was introduced in… 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.