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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 the best way to spring clean your finances at the beginning of a new tax year. 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.

Student Stuff

Have you ensured you’re insured?

Insurers and other consumer groups are warning motorists that it is a legal requirement to ensure that your car is insured and that the insurance you have is appropriate for the car and its drivers, and is kept up to… Continue reading

Off to College or University? Ensure you’re insured

It’s an exciting time for tens of thousands of young Scots leaving home for the first time over the next couple of weeks to begin College and University courses. Lots of new things to consider and look forward to, and… Continue reading

Is your PIN security sharp enough?

Most of us have a selection of pin numbers and passwords that we use to keep an ever-increasing number of phones and computers, bank accounts and credit cards safe from unauthorised access. Strange then that according to research from Churchill… Continue reading

Are the banks earning our trust yet?

Our Banks are telling us that they're open for business and that they've been listening to the complaints that have been made against them. But we're not sure, and so we want to hear your stories of how the banks are treating you. And we particularly want to hear from you if you're a student - we'd like to hear your first experience of using our banks. Continue reading


It looks as if the Financial conduct Authority might be about to take action to help so-called 'mortgage prisoners', borrowers who have loans with companies that are no longer trading.

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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