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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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Current accounts: don’t wait for official investigation to sort things out, get yourself a new deal and save money now using this table, The Money Blog

Current accounts: don’t wait for official investigation to sort things out, get yourself a new deal and save money now using this table

You could save hundreds in banking costs by switching. Here’s a table to help you find the right current account

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 11:28 am

Tory tax ‘cuts’ may not offer much escape from higher-rate tax demands, The Money Blog

Tory tax ‘cuts’ may not offer much escape from higher-rate tax demands

Cameron’s electioneering tax giveaway announced at the Tory conference may not be as pleasing as it first appeared to taxpayers

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 2 October 2014 at 11:53 am

My patience is wearing thin with the rogue lenders who still won’t play fair, The Money Blog

My patience is wearing thin with the rogue lenders who still won’t play fair

Payday lenders have been warned to get their act together by today, but few seem to have been listening to the Watchdog’s warnings

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 at 12:06 pm

Car insurance will become cheaper, but there are still problems with the cost of cover, The Money Blog

Car insurance will become cheaper, but there are still problems with the cost of cover

The Competition watchdog’s report brings good news for motorists, but leaves the insurance industry unhappy

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 at 12:32 pm

The Great £72billion Savings Robbery: Nicola Horlick guest blog, The Money Blog

The Great £72billion Savings Robbery: Nicola Horlick guest blog

Savers will lose more than £72 billion in potential investment income over the next year by leaving their cash in deposit accounts

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 at 11:51 am

Rising property prices are condemning nearly two million young adults to live with their parents, The Money Blog

Rising property prices are condemning nearly two million young adults to live with their parents

It’s getting harder than ever for young adults to clamber onto the property ladder, leaving millions forced to remain in their parents’ home

By | The Money Blog | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 12:29 pm

Time to end unfair sneaky fees and charges which simply confuse and mislead us, The Money Blog

Time to end unfair sneaky fees and charges which simply confuse and mislead us

Financial firms are busy confusing consumers with “tricky” charges to hide to true cost of their products

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 24 July 2014 at 7:00 am

Changing bosses won’t improve a payday lender’s reputation as they continue to be caught treating borrowers badly, The Money Blog

Changing bosses won’t improve a payday lender’s reputation as they continue to be caught treating borrowers badly

Payday lenders seem to think they can worm their way into our affection. Fat chance!

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 3:00 pm

Honesty and fairness: what finance firms must do to rebuild their reputations and trust, The Money Blog

Honesty and fairness: what finance firms must do to rebuild their reputations and trust

It really is pointless banks making grand claims about trust if they then succeed to batter their reputation again and again

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 10 July 2014 at 6:49 pm

We mustn’t force the poorest to pay for repairs to our crumbling infrastructure, The Money Blog

We mustn’t force the poorest to pay for repairs to our crumbling infrastructure

MPs are concerned about making vulnerable consumers pay £250bn for essential improvements

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 at 10:43 am

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