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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Saving Stuff

State Pension. Where do we go from here?

What’s your take on news that the State Pension could increase to 68 soon. Do you think even 68 is optimistic and that the reality is that sooner rather than later we could be looking at a State Pension age… Continue reading

You need to work at your savings.

In the struggle to make ends meet on a day to day and week to week basis it can be easy to forget the reasons that we need to put some money aside for the future, as well as the… Continue reading

Are the new ISAs worth it?

Part of the problem revolves round confusion about when the money built up in the LISA can actually be used. When it was introduced the Chancellor said that it could be used either at retirement or when first time buyers purchase their first house. Of course if you can’t use it until you have actually completed on your house purchase then it can’t be used to help with your deposit – something that George Osborne seemed to suggest was central to its introduction when he announced plans for the LISA at his last budget. Continue reading

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

News

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.