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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.

Top Savings Tips, part 2.

We looked at the first five in my Top Savings Tips a few weeks ago. here are numbers 6 to 10.


  • You have to consider whether you need your savings to produce capital growth in the longer term or… Continue reading

Payday lenders update

I thought I was finished with my comments on payday lenders but it looks like the problem has not gone away yet. More news out recently suggests that another lender has been fined by the Financial Conduct Authority, this time… Continue reading

Credit Unions: A real alternative to banks

I took advantage of a very kind invitation from CUNA Mutual to speak at their Scottish Credit Union Conference recentl at Glasgow Science Centre. It certainly was an eye-opener as speaker after speaker talked in glowing terms about the… Continue reading

Is our tax system fit for purpose?

For decades now scientists have been looking for the all encompassing ‘theory of everything’. It’s a so-far vain search for a unifying theory that explains all the as yet unexplainable mysteries of our universe.
Maybe the scientists need to take… Continue reading


BBC reports on another payday lender being fined £20M for charging customers £50 to transfer them to the firm's debt collection business in another example of unfair fees levied by firms.

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.

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.