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5 ways to check a website is legit

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

Can you cancel your mobile phone contract if you can't get signal?

Being stuck without signal can be frustrating, but does it mean you can ditch your network and break your mobile contract without charge? Here is when you can cancel your contract without facing a hefty fee.

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.

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?

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 payment - here's how.

Should I buy a house or keep renting?

There are undeniable benefits to buying your own home, but getting on the property ladder can be hugely expensive, too. We weigh up the pros and cons of buying vs renting to help you decide which is better in the long run.

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?

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.

Moving house: change of address checklist

Here is our comprehensive change of address checklist so you can make sure you tell everyone you need to that you have moved house.

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.

How can I check if a company is legitimate?

If you are worried about the authenticity of a company, it is always worth double checking they are legit before you have any dealings with them. We look at how you can find out whether you can trust a company or should avoid them at all costs.

The Autumn Statement 2015: A 3 minute summary

George Osborne has given his spending review and autumn statement speech to the House of Commons. Here is a breakdown of the key policies that will affect your personal finances.

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