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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 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?

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?

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.

Emigrating? How to prepare your finances for moving overseas

Starting your new life in some far flung corner of the world is both thrilling and daunting in equal measure. Here's how to prepare your finances for the move, wherever you're emigrating to.

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.

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.

What are flexible ISAs?

Soon you will have much more freedom when you save in a cash ISA after George Osborne announced the introduction on a new flexible ISA. So what are Flexible ISAs, and how does it differ from the current rules?

What is your new tax-free personal savings allowance?

95% of savers will no longer have to pay tax on their interest after George Osborne unveiled a new personal savings allowance in the 2015 budget. We examine if this change helps you, and how much extra you will earn.

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.

Should you invest in a buy-to-let property?

Investing in property is still a great way to make your money work for you, but as attractive as it may seem, getting a buy to let property is not a one-way ticket to riches. We take a closer look at the pros and cons.

How to declare yourself bankrupt

If you're in financial trouble and struggling to repay your debts, you might be considering bankruptcy. We look at exactly what declaring yourself bankrupt involves, what the alternatives are and how to work out your best option.