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.

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.

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Money Stuff

It’s in your interest

And they get away with it because we can’t be arsed doing anything about it. It’s called apathy and the banks love it. It means that they know we’ll leave our money in accounts paying shockingly low rates of interest because we can’t be bothered taking the time to move it. There’s more chance of us changing our partner than our bank account. A Continue reading

Take care when returning unused currency

What’s the difference between ‘no commission’ and ‘no charge’? Well it could be quite a lot for any holidaymakers arriving back from a recent half term break with unspent currency in their pockets. Many of us rush straight back to… Continue reading

Tesco’s mistake, but are we to blame as well?

The Tesco pricing error story that appeared earlier this week was interesting. I was taking about it on a BBC programme and when I suggested that we had a responsibility as consumers to check our bills when we have done… Continue reading

How taxing can a tax rebate be?

Under the ‘What will happen’ section of the form I was then told that "The Tax Repayment Agency will retain 40% excluding VAT for processing and administration. Terms & Conditions at\terms.pdf" Forty percent! Wow. for doing something that I could do myself! Continue reading


What do you think about the supermarket story that BBC has been running all week? Obviously the supermarkets ned to take more care with their ticketing and pricing policies but should we as consumers be more careful as well?

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.