News on bbc

Fergus will be back on BBC on Wednesday this 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. 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.

Consumer Stuff

Why do they make it so complicated?

I received two letters from Scottish Gas recently. The first one, an electricity update, tells me that I’m in debt and my monthly payment will have to increase to £xyz. The second one, a gas update for the same account,… Continue reading

“I’m sure you do want my password.”

My home phone rang at 8am the other day. That’s usually a bad sign. It looked like an international number, the USA to be specific, and since I have family there I thought it prudent to answer. I heard a… Continue reading

Which one should I pay first?

It’s not easy to prioritise when lots of people are shouting for their money back, and the temptation is often to pay the person who shouts loudest first. That’s rarely a great idea, since the person who shouts loudest often… Continue reading

Are you on the right path with your money?

We don’t plan to fail goes the old adage, we just fail to plan. And nowhere is that more true than when it comes to dealing with our money. We set up banks accounts without checking that they do the… Continue reading


Facebook and Twitter have long been full of posts and tweets telling us that we don't need to worry, or pay, if we get stung with 'parking charge notices' from private companies. According to a recent Scottish judgement we might have to think again on this issue.

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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