Annuities – why don’t we shop around?

Pound sign on egg

A new industry code to help you shop around for the best annuity is a positive move, but I think more radical action must be taken. What would it take for you to pick the best annuity when you cash in your pension?


How BA ignored my baby on board

A baby in a toy plane

With airfares always on the up, it was an enormous relief to know that my 10 month old daughter would fly for free when we took her to the States this Christmas. But sadly, that was where the good news ended…


Have you been given the credit rating runaround?

Credit report on typewriter

If you’re still in the market for a New Year’s resolution, you could do worse than joining the minority of people who check their credit file every six months. Yet, tracking down your £2 credit report is often too difficult.


Were you born to have a big pension pot?

Baby wearing crown

People buying an income for retirement today may be 30% worse off than those who retired five years ago. So, is the size of your pension pot too reliant on your birth date or can you beat the odds?


Why I think M&S’s bank account is a let down

M&S sign

Despite high hopes for Marks & Spencer’s entry to the banking arena, I can’t help but feel that the terms of its current account are seriously underwhelming. Are you tempted by the extras offered by M&S’s account?