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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 it safe to buy from ticket resale sites?

If you are not able to buy tickets direct from the venue, you need to be extremely careful you do not get ripped off. Here is what you need to know.

Should you borrow against your home?

If you are a homeowner you could have thousands of pounds locked up in the value of your home. But if you need to borrow, is taking out a secured loan against your home sensible or something to avoid at all costs?

How to find out if you had PPI

Our PPI guides and letter templates are helping more and more people get redress. Could you be one of our success stories?

Can I insure a car if I'm not the registered keeper?

Driving someone else's car is a big responsibility so making sure you've got the right insurance is vital, but can you even insure a car if you're not the registered keeper? Here's what you need to know.

Is now the time to ditch your landline?

With the cost of landline packages creeping up, cancelling your home phone entirely could seem like a good way to save cash. We look at whether the time has come to get rid of your landline once and for all.

Should you claim winter fuel payments?

In winter, getting all the financial help you're entitled to is essential if it's going to help you stay warm. If you're 62 or over, you can claim up to 300 in a winter fuel allowance - here's how.

Lending to friends? Make sure you get your money back

Deciding whether to help a friend or family member financially can be tricky, especially if you are worried whether they can afford to repay it. Here is how to protect your money when a friend in need comes calling.

Current account or savings account: which is right for you?

Current accounts and savings accounts are the two main types of account on offer from banks and building societies - but what exactly is the difference between the two and which type of account is right for you?

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.

Do you need legal expenses cover for car insurance?

Legal Expenses cover is offered as an add-on with most home and car insurance policies, but getting it without checking what it covers and whether you will be able to claim is a mistake. Here is how to work out whether it is worth the extra cost.

Which banks count as one under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)?

We explain how you can make sure all of your savings are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.