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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

To survive, councils need more money. But council tax is broken

Austerity has stripped local services to the bone – and those on the lowest incomes will be forced to pay for it...

Going contactless is gloriously convenient – for all the wrong people

The dash from cash doesn’t just contribute to social exclusion, it plays into the hands of unaccountable corporations

I was told it could take 12 weeks to get a refund for a...

The agent said it would take time to process, but I need the money for a house purchase

Waiting for money to be wired from overseas caused me stress

Barclays’ lack of communication made things worse after the death of my motherMy mother died recently and...

We were threatened with debt collectors over a bill we weren’t allowed to pay

Green Star Energy was unable to get our names on an account despite repeated callsWe moved into...

Isas can spell big returns – if you pick the right type

The worst Isas pay 0.2% interest while the best pay 26%. We review the best on offer for you

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 while

Isas: what are the best deals now interest rates are low?

Cash Isas are falling out of favour – but there are deals to be found if you can lock money away

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

There’s a wealth of financial products out there – here’s how to choose the right ISAInvestors have...

A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – so what’s the catch?

The ‘innovative finance’ Isa is being hailed by some as the answer to years of miserable interest rates. We look at who’s...

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