Travel money rip off – what the OFT needs to do

The entire ‘paying abroad’ industry is under scrutiny. A Consumer Focus super complaint on the subject, means the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) needs to give its view on unclear charges and how they work. We were asked to submit our view, so here’s what we said (mildly edited and in a less formal form)… Using debit,...

The Eurozone crisis has little impact on you, but a lot on us

Today’s Eurozone news is bleak. The Greek government’s in turmoil, European interest rates have been cut. It is a genuine financial crisis. Unsurprisingly, the question I’m often being asked is: "What does it mean for me?" So I thought I’d try and give a simple answer. The impact on individual’s finances is limited For most individuals in...

Dear Mr Cameron, if you want more than to just post sticking plasters on people’s finances…

The following text is an open letter to David Cameron, an extract of this was also published in today’s The Sun newspaper, and has been sent to Number 10 Downing Street. Dear Mr Cameron,  If you want more than to just post sticking plasters on people’s finances – to end energy switching fears, protect vulnerable consumers, stop...