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Can insurers check my driving history with DVLA MyLicence?

From Summer 2014 insurers will have access to a new DVLA database containing details of your driving history. We take a look at what the new MyLicence system means for your insurance.

5 ways to check a website is legit

Worried a website is a wee bit dodgy? Sense a site is slightly suspicious? Here are 5 quick and easy ways to check if a website is legit.

Home schooling: good for your child & your finances?

A good education will teach your child all the life skills they need to succeed and set them up for the future. A home education can be just as rewarding as sending them to school, but does it make financial sense? We investigate.

What are the pros and cons of the Help to Buy scheme?

The Help to Buy scheme has been under the spotlight in recent months, with stories of happy new homeowners balanced with accusations that the scheme is distorting the housing market. But importantly, can it help you buy?

How to get a fair financial divorce settlement

Divorcing may be something you never thought you would experience, but even if it is unexpected you will need to protect your finances as well as your heart. We examine how to organise your finances through a divorce.

Council MOT centres: the route to a hassle free MOT?

Do you dread taking your car for its MOT? With the threat of a large bill looming over each test it's only natural to be worried that your local garage is just out to make a profit. Council MOT centres could be the answer, here's what you need to know.

How to write a cheque

Writing a cheque is becoming a dying art but still one you need to master. So whether it is to pay a bill or for a friend's birthday, here is how to write a cheque.

How do you claim tax back?

Paying tax is a fact of life for most of us, but it is surprisingly easy to pay too much and leave yourself out of pocket. Here is how to claim tax back from HMRC.

Top 10 iPhone 6 personal finance apps

The Apple iPhone 6 handsets are some of the most popular mobiles in the UK. Here's our top 10 innovative finance apps.

7 ways to cut the cost of living alone

Without anyone to help pay the bills, the cost of keeping a roof over your head can soon rack up. Here are 7 things you can do to cut the cost of living by yourself.

Direct debit rules: FAQs

Using a direct debit can be a convenient and hassle-free way to pay your bills, leaving the company you're paying to do all the leg work. Here we answer all your most common direct debit questions...

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

For 79 a year, Amazon Prime offers one-day delivery, music and instant video streaming and multiple extra features for customers, but does it offer good value?