Conversations about: Money

Ever transferred money into the wrong account?

by , Researcher/Writer Money 24 September 2014
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Our survey reveals that if you enter the wrong account details when transferring money, you may not get it back. Have you accidentally transferred cash into the wrong bank account? (more about misdirected payments...)

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Car insurance: does your age really increase your risk?

by , Which? Magazine Editor Money 23 September 2014
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In our poll, 60% of you voted that you think older drivers are penalised on the cost of their car insurance. You may be right - our research suggests certain age groups are paying substantially over the odds... (more about car insurance...)

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You need a thick skin to be an investor

by , Principal Money Researcher Money 22 September 2014
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While bartering for a cut-price telly or a holiday at a budget price can leave you satisfied for months or years after your negotiation, bargain hunting for shares is fraught with danger for investors. (more about investments...)

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Scam watch: the ‘PayPal’ card expiry scam

by , Online Writer Money 22 September 2014
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Email in box scam watch

Ever spotted a phishing email in your inbox? There’s a new one in town. Read why you should be wary of emails purporting to be from PayPal that ask for personal information. (more about phishing scams...)

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Through the hacker’s eyes: how to bank safely online

by , Ethical Hacker Money 15 September 2014
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Our latest test of online banking security found many have improved since last year. That’s not to say you should rest on your laurels. Here’s Ken, one of the hackers who helped us, on how to protect yourself. (more about online security...)

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Would you make an investment if it led to social change?

by , Cabinet Office Money 13 September 2014
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Social investment

Today’s the UK’s first Social Saturday, a day to celebrate social enterprises - businesses driven by a social mission. Rob Parker at the Cabinet Office wants to know whether you’d make a social investment. (more about social investment...)

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Who owns who? And why it matters to your savings

by , Researcher/Writer Money 9 September 2014
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Why do you need to know which financial brand owns your bank? Because if you place too much of your cash in a single institution, you could lose some of it if your bank goes bust. The more you know… (more about who owns who...)

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When banking fees creep up on you…

by , Conversation Editor Money 30 August 2014
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For anyone who manages the household finances, you’ll understand the frustration of a bill arriving just days before the money you need to pay it with has reached your account. And then the fees start to hit. (more about banking fees...)

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Is ‘stoozing’ worth the hassle?

by , Online Writer Money 28 August 2014
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When you work in a team of financial experts, you tend to learn lots of clever money-making tips. My personal favourite involves storing funds from a 0% interest credit card in a high-interest account; or stoozing. (more about stoozing...)

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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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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...)

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How has your spending changed in the last 10 years?

by , Head of Economic Analysis Money 19 August 2014
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UK money

We’re currently undertaking a major piece of analysis to better understand how consumer spending has changed over the last 10 years. What do you spend your money on now that you didn’t a decade ago? (more about spending...)

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Loyalty to your insurer could cost you dearly

by , Money Researcher Money 16 August 2014
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Last month I asked whether loyalty pays when it comes to buying key services, like insurance. We’ve now crunched the numbers to find out whether loyalty really does pay or not… (more about loyalty...)

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Your view: checking in on cheques

by , Conversation Editor Money 1 August 2014
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Our discussion about digitising cheques was followed by an impassioned debate to leave them be. The new system would let banks clear cheques via a digital photo. Here’s what the community thought of the idea. (more about cheques...)

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