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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.

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

A question for retirement?

I have been inundated with pension questions since the new rules came in a couple of months ago. And please keep them coming. If you have any pension-related question that you want to ask then please drop me a line… Continue reading

Do the compensation scales need balancing?

Interesting points on a recent Facebook post about whether we should call an end to the ‘compensation culture’ that has grown up around the various ‘misselling’ scandals. Omar Mohammed makes the point that many people will have benefited from PPI… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Companies

RBS Fraud Prevention Department called me recently to check some transactions on my credit card. We went through the most recent purchases and I told them they had missed one out – for a hotel I had stayed in the… 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.