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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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...)

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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...)

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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...)

6 people have joined in this Conversation

Does mental arithmetic add up in a world of calculators?

by , Money Editor Money 13 March 2013
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Calculator

I doubt many people share my sustained enthusiasm for mathematics, and a new survey from BAE Systems confirms this. It seems many people can't live without a calculator - can you? (more about mental arithmetic...)

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Looking to the future: are we saving enough for retirement?

by , Money Editor Money 13 February 2013
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An elderly gentleman wearing a sun hat

Our latest Quarterly Consumer Report has found that many people are generally clueless about how much money they need for a comfortable life in retirement. Do you think you’ll have enough when you retire? (more about the plight of future pensioners...)

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Will a cap on care costs ease the financial burden?

by , Money Editor Money 11 February 2013
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Portrait of an elderly woman

The government has announced new plans to change how people pay for their care in the future. It hopes to reduce the number of people having to sell their homes to pay for care, but will the measures be enough? (more on the cost of care...)

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Should it take ten years to hop on the property ladder?

by , Money Editor Money 23 January 2013
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Paper cut-out of a house

A survey has found that first-time buyers need to save up for an average of eight years before they can afford a deposit, compared to just one year in 1995. So what’s behind the drastic increase? (more about saving for a mortgage...)

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