Are you confident about the hygiene checks that take place in your local restaurants? We found that compliance with food hygiene rules can vary hugely, depending on where you live.
It may be bits of plastic in Mars bars or salmonella traces in supermarket dips, recalls of food products are carried out for a whole host of reasons. But do you know when a food product is recalled?
The results are in – three out of four supermarket chickens could be infected with Campylobacter. It’s time for supermarkets to take urgent action to make your chicken safe.
Our Watchdog not Lapdog campaign called for the new financial regulator to be strong, open and proactive. Martin Wheatley must stick to his plans for tough action – even if it’s unpopular with the bankers.
George Osborne has officially branded 2013 ‘the year of change in our banking system’ in his speech launching the Banking Reform Bill. But do the reforms really go far enough?
In theory, fee-charging current accounts should represent good value to some customers. But are they still good value if you’re not eligible to use some of the account’s benefits?
Believe it or not, yet another mis-selling scandal is engulfing financial services. This time it’s card and identity theft insurance, and banks should not be let off the hook. Have you ever bought card or ID theft insurance?
The way we go about getting financial advice is changing to make sure consumers get a fair deal. Linda Woodall, head of investments at the Financial Services Authority, explains what this will mean for you.
Milo is the lovable face of our Watchdog not Lapdog campaign, launched to make sure the new financial regulator stands up for consumers. And now Milo’s here to share the diary of his day trip to London.
Today Martin Wheatley, future head of the Financial Conduct Authority, announced how he will tackle poorly designed incentive schemes that can see banks selling products you don’t need. He’s here to tell us why…
Are you paying between £72 and £300 a year for your bank account? Were you pressured into upgrading your account as the ‘must have’ benefits outweigh the cost? Chances are you’re not getting value for money…
Some of the banks have suggested that the way to avoid future banking scandals is to let them charge for current accounts. It’s time to shatter the myth of ‘free’ banking.
This week, Barclays was found to be manipulating lending rates and NatWest, Ulster Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland customers suffered as a result of technical glitches. But has this affected our trust in the banks?
The news of rate-fixing at Barclays comes at a time when financial regulation is being debated in parliament. Ultimately this scandal highlights that four years on from the financial crisis, nothing’s changed.