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.

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Borrowing Stuff

Where to go for mortgage advice – Part 2

A good starting point once you have spoken to family and friends and had a look at some comparison sites is to have a word with your bank. They are able to look at your financial history and know your… Continue reading

Need a mortgage? Where can you go for advice?

There are many different places to go for mortgage advice and it can be quite confusing, especially if you are doing it for the first time. It can be a good thing to talk to family and friends first of… Continue reading

Was the budget one big fudge?

But even if you factor all of this in I still think that he missed the point, or probably more importantly, decided not to labour the point. And the point is that thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people who are classed as self-employed today are not really self-employed at all. Continue reading

Credit Cards – Consolidate on not?

I get lots of questions from readers asking whether they should consolidate existing debts into one new loan. It can often seem like a good idea – having one loan with one bank or other lender might be easier to… Continue reading


Scammers are getting more and more sophisticated as BBC News reported earlier this week and as we reported last week. Make sure you read both stories and do all that you can to stay safe.

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.