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Simon Read is Personal Finance Editor at The Independent and i paper. He edits the Saturday Your Money section as well as writing for the news and business pages of the Independent and i paper.

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Caught on camera: the crooks who caused a crash to rip-off us all, The Money Blog

Caught on camera: the crooks who caused a crash to rip-off us all

The moment when crooks deliberately caused a road accident as part of a massive insurance fraud

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 at 1:03 pm

MPs join the fight for justice for those stuck on frozen state pensions, The Money Blog

MPs join the fight for justice for those stuck on frozen state pensions

Some 46 per cent of overseas pensioners don’t get the annual state pension increase? Why? Because they live in the wrong country

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 2 April 2014 at 12:29 pm

Tax-free investments at-a-glance – they could have made you a millionaire!, The Money Blog

Tax-free investments at-a-glance – they could have made you a millionaire!

When tax-free investments were first launched in 1987, you could only put £2,400 into them. Now you could be sitting on a million-pound worth of savings

By | The Money Blog | Monday, 10 March 2014 at 7:01 pm

Are you a socialite or a foodie? Six new older consumer groups identified, The Money Blog

Are you a socialite or a foodie? Six new older consumer groups identified

Do you spend wise or foolishly? Enjoy lavish meals or holidays or have simple frugal repasts? Find out which consumer category you fall into if you’re over 50

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 6 March 2014 at 12:32 pm

Which is the worst bank for customer service? It’s Britain’s newest, The Money Blog

Which is the worst bank for customer service? It’s Britain’s newest

While six-month old TSB is rapped by customers for poor service, FirstDirect remains a favourite

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 at 10:35 am

Flood help? Check out what the bank’s offer may really end up costing you, The Money Blog

Flood help? Check out what the bank’s offer may really end up costing you

Financial institutions don’t do hand-outs, so treat any offer with healthy scepticism

By | The Money Blog | Monday, 24 February 2014 at 12:06 pm

Is there an alternative solution to the Government’s £80m Money Advice Service?, The Money Blog

Is there an alternative solution to the Government’s £80m Money Advice Service?

A government-run advice service is failing people, according to MPs. What could replace it in ensuring people get the financial help they need?

By | The Money Blog | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 at 12:36 pm

Much more is needed from the government to help those facing fuel poverty, The Money Blog

Much more is needed from the government to help those facing fuel poverty

Energy firms are ‘cutting’ bills by £50 a a year, but it won’t help those forced to choose between heating and eating

By | The Money Blog | Monday, 2 December 2013 at 3:34 pm

Payouts from PPI mis-selling scandal reach £12.5billion, The Money Blog

Payouts from PPI mis-selling scandal reach £12.5billion

The bill for the banking misselling scandal is climbing at around half a billion pounds a month

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 2:19 pm

Disabled using high-cost credit after £28bn of financial support withdrawn, The Money Blog

Disabled using high-cost credit after £28bn of financial support withdrawn

Almost half of Britain’s disabled people have been forced to use credit cards to pay for clothing and food.

By | The Money Blog | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 at 12:25 pm

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