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Fergus will be back on the John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland on Wednesday just after the 1pm news with some great tips to help organise your money and understand your consumer rights. This week he'll be looking at credit cards and what companies should be doing to help their customers who are struggling. Catch up on previous shows here

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.

He who shouts loudest doesn’t need to be paid first.

Multiple debt is on the rise again and it causes all sorts of problems.  It’s not easy to prioritise when lots of people are shouting for their money back. It often seems simplest and best to pay the person… Continue reading

Don’t bank on your statement being correct.

When was the last time you checked your bank statement? And I don’t mean a quick glance through it to make sure that you were paid on time. And that your mortgage payment was taken off on the day it… Continue reading

You shouldn’t need a customer service department.

Many of the problems that we deal with here following the emails we receive from readers are really tiny issues. They should never reach us. They should, instead, have been sorted out in the shop or call centre that they… Continue reading

Are you travelling safe?

Much has been written during the recent spell of bad weather about passengers rights when airlines fail to deliver on their promises to get you on holiday on time, or indeed back from holiday on time.

One of the most… Continue reading


The Daily Record's Mark McGivern has been doing some great work exposing the ticket touts who are ripping off sports and music fans.

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.

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