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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...

I have a significant amount of cash: What's the best place for my money?

If you've inherited some money, received an unexpected windfall or saved up a tidy sum, knowing what to do with the money can be tricky. Here's what to do if you have a significant amount to invest.

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.

How to get on the property ladder with no deposit

If you are not able to build a big enough deposit and starting to feel that owning your own home is just a pipe dream, do not despair. Here are several ways to get onto the property ladder without a hefty lump sum.

How to haggle down a house price

Here are 7 simple ways to haggle down the asking price so you can make big savings on your new home - even if you are not a natural at negotiating.

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.

How to get a mortgage if you are an older borrower

If you are approaching or enjoying retirement but need or want to get a mortgage you may find that your options are somewhat limited. Here is how to find a mortgage if you are an older borrower.

7 ways to save up a mortgage deposit

With the cost of renting almost the same as paying a mortgage, it can be an uphill struggle to save a deposit. We look at how you can buy your own home and get a foot on the property ladder instead.

How to build your own house

Many of us dream of building our own home, and while it is not the right option for everyone, self building could be an affordable way for you to get your ideal property. Yet fail to plan properly and you face the risk of financial ruin.

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.

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.

Your no claims bonus questions answered

With the cost of car insurance rising exponentially year on year, a decent no claims bonus can help make car insurance more affordable. Here is everything you need to know about your no claims bonus.