Waiting for money to be wired from overseas caus...

Barclays’ lack of communication made things worse after the death of my motherMy mother died recently and a substantial sum was wired from her estate in the Caribbean to my Barclays account. A month ...

We were threatened with debt collectors over a b...

Green Star Energy was unable to get our names on an account despite repeated callsWe moved into a new house which had gas and electricity supplied by Green Star Energy. In the five months since, we’v...

Isas can spell big returns – if you pick the rig...

The worst Isas pay 0.2% interest while the best pay 26%. We review the best on offer for youIf you are lucky enough to have accumulated decent savings, it’s the time of year to decide where best to d...

Cash Isas: canny choices could earn you nearly 2...

There are good rates out there for savers – especially those willing to tie money up for a whileIf you’ve done nothing with your savings in recent years – having assumed banks were paying terrible ra...

Isas: what are the best deals now interest rates...

Cash Isas are falling out of favour – but there are deals to be found if you can lock money awayIt’s tough for savers: the best-paying easy-access cash Isas – from Virgin Money and Leeds building soc...

Investment ISAs: Act now or lose your £20,000 al...

There’s a wealth of financial products out there – here’s how to choose the right ISAInvestors have under three weeks left to exploit this tax year’s £20,000 tax-free Isa allowance. Most opt for safe...

A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – ...

The ‘innovative finance’ Isa is being hailed by some as the answer to years of miserable interest rates. We look at who’s offering them and how they workIt’s the new type of Isa offering returns of u...

Eight in 10 Britons rely on cash for everyday pa...

Study says 97% of population carry coins or notes after report warned of cash’s demiseCash is still king across large parts of the UK economy, with more than 80% of people in Britain saying they pay t...

Provident Financial needs to gets its skates on ...

An unwelcome bid from its former boss’s upstart rival could be short, sharp and painfulIn the unlovely world of subprime lending – a place of high interest rates for credit-impaired borrowers – an en...

Investors urge HSBC to stop bankrolling coal-bur...

Bank urged to close loopholes allowing it to lend to projects in countries until 2023A group of powerful HSBC shareholders have written to the bank’s CEO, John Flint, urging him to close a loophole in...

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