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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.

Is indifferent service worse than poor service?

I had a problem with my iPhone recently. It’s using more data than ever before, and the battery is draining very quickly. Two problems I could do without.

So I took it into the Apple Store in Glasgow, having already… Continue reading

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

My mum was born in 1931 and one of the birthday cards she received on a recent birthday listed the price of everyday goods the year she was born. It made fascinating reading:

Petrol – 7p a gallon
6 Eggs… Continue reading

Don’t pay for services that you can access for free.

A Google search for something like ‘tax reclaim’ or ‘claim back tax’ will give you a page full of options, some of which will be more helpful than others. There are lots of companies out there who will offer to… Continue reading

5 ways to shop clever

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the difference. Here are 5 simple things you can do regularly to make sure you’re making the best use of your money.



We waste millions of pounds every year buying… Continue reading

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.


Would you spend money on a dashboard camera if it brought down the cost of your car insurance? BBC News reckons it might be worth your while.

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.