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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.

Service with a smile.

We noticed a flashing light the other day on the front of our new tumble dryer. It flashes to tell you the filter needs cleaned but wouldn’t go off after the filter had been cleaned, and then came on and… Continue reading

Are you interested?

Interest rates are at an all-time low and many savers are struggling to find bank and building society accounts that are keeping pace with inflation, and in fact many are finding that their money is lying around in accounts that… Continue reading

It’s only and advert but…

There are some really dubious adverts on TV in the afternoons, and after a while they all kind of merge into one big long turgid televisual treat about how you can sue someone who made you break your leg as… Continue reading

Quote or estimate?

When is a quote not a quote?

When it’s an estimate.

It’s a simple answer but one that causes lots of us problems every day as we get hit with a builder’s bill that bear no relation to the figures… Continue reading


Pensions are in the spotlight again this week as the BBC reports that the proposed pension guidance service being set up to guide people through the changes to pensions in April this year is unlikely to be up and running in time.

Daily Record

Fergus is now writing a Money Doctor page for the Daily Record every Friday. This week he's looking at the new Scottish Financial Health Service website and how you can use it to help manage your money.

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.

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.