Gareth Shaw

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Gareth Shaw is Which?'s Money Editor. He's been at Which? since March 2010. Previously he worked for Money Management magazine, part of the Financial Times.

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Can your bank answer basic tax questions?

by , Money Editor Money 4 August 2015
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Tax

You’d think calling your bank to talk about your savings would prove fruitful, but Britain’s biggest banks showed a woeful lack of up to date knowledge about tax on savings in our investigation. (more on tax bodgers...)

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Is it time to ditch your traditional savings account?

by , Money Editor Money 30 June 2015
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coins in glass jar

Interest rates on traditional savings accounts are now so poor that many of us are deciding to choose alternative homes for our money. But is it really time to turn our back on them altogether? (more about savings accounts ...)

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It can pay to bring your family and finances closer together

by , Money Editor Money 8 January 2015
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Group of piggy banks

When my father suffered a stroke more than a decade ago, among the many things my sister and I had to deal with were his finances while he was in hospital. (more on family finances...)

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Does your bank alert you to fraudulent activity on your card?

by , Money Editor Money 5 October 2014
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Credit card chip

I’m always wary of answering withheld numbers. The past few years spent fighting back offers of new phone contracts and fictitious compensation claims have me hanging up when I see ‘no caller ID’. (more about card fraud...)

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What if you were greeted by an iPad at your bank?

by , Money Editor Money 25 August 2014
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Bitcoins, taken by Zach Copley

With new technology snapping at the heels of traditional banking methods, easier, hassle-free banking could be within reach – as long as we are willing to get to grips with the changes (more about banking technology...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Dear bank – all I want is your telephone number

by , Money Editor Money 26 May 2014
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Cartoon with confused people on phone

Every time a bank closes a branch, it cushions the blow by saying it is investing in customer-friendly ways to help people do their banking business without the need of a branch. (more about contacting your bank...)

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How does the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget affect you?

by , Money Editor Money 21 March 2014
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Budget bag

Did you tune in to the Chancellor’s Budget announcements? How was it for you – do any of the proposed changes have an impact on you and your finances? Here’s our digest… (more about the Chancellor's Budget...)

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Watch out for the pension liberation monster

by , Money Editor Money 24 July 2013
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Angry man cartoon

The latest scam to emerge comes from companies offering you early access to your pension savings. So if you receive a call or text about pension liberation, avoid it at all costs! (more about pension liberation...)

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Money matters: how to get the best value travel insurance

by , Money Editor Money 28 June 2013
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Older person throwing paper aeroplane

Travel insurance is often the last thing you think about when you're planning a getaway. But leaving it last minute, especially if you're an older traveller, can cost you dearly. (more about travel insurance...)

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Time to eradicate zombie savings accounts

by , Money Editor Money 24 June 2013
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Zombie hand coming out of the ground

Three major savings providers are getting rid of hundreds of accounts that pay miserly interest rates. The time for the rest of the banking industry to follow suit is well overdue. (more about zombie savings accounts...)

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Switch your current account in seven days – guaranteed!

by , Money Editor Money 11 June 2013
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A guarantee rubber stamp

From September, switching current accounts is set to be faster and easier. A switching guarantee will hopefully give extra confidence to customers – do you trust your bank to help you move elsewhere? (more about switching current accounts...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Money matters: how would you invest a cash lump sum?

by , Money Editor Money 13 May 2013
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Hands holding small plant

We’re asking you, the Which? Conversation community, to help answer people’s financial queries. This month, we’re asking what you’d to with a lump of cash if you were lucky enough to have one. (more about investing lump sums...)

11 people have joined in this Conversation

Can the Help to Buy scheme really help me to buy?

by , Money Editor Money 23 April 2013
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Fingers on sketch of home

Not many people can say they've swooned at the Chancellor, but that’s the feeling I had when he announced the two new measures under the Help to Buy mortgage scheme in his Budget speech last month. (more about the Help to Buy scheme...)

5 people have joined in this Conversation

Money matters: a new retiree needs your help

by , Money Editor Money 2 April 2013
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Income drawdown or annuity

In a new column, we’re asking you, the Which? Conversation community, to help answer people’s financial queries. This month, it’s what to do with your pension pot when you retire. (more about money matters...)

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