The trickiness of finding travel insurance if you’re aged over 50

The UK has an ageing population. The figures speak for themselves. About ten years ago, one in every three people in the UK was...

Insurance companies dismayed by EU ruling on women drivers

The insurance sector has been reacting to today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice banning gender discrimination when it comes to insurance policies....

Shopping has gone all social media but is it really a bargain?

In his Scottish Technology Forecast a few weeks ago, David Mitchell, the senior research fellow from Ovum, identified a number of world-beating companies to...

Rare financial services humour reveals Sagittarians most at risk of bankruptcy

What do you imagine of when you think of people in the financial services sector? Forget the size of their bonuses for a moment...

Row over scrapping of default retirement age

When do you want to retire? The glib answer would probably be “immediately”. But it's a very active debate. The government has announced plans...

Debt management firms warned over credit licences

The Office of Fair Trading has told 129 debt management firms that they face losing their consumer credit licences unless they take immediate action to...

How Dunedin Independent was bought by Helvetia Wealth

In less than twenty years, Dunedin Independent grew to be one of top wealth management firms in the UK. It manages assets valued at...

Even a hoax scam highlights need to take care with credit cards

The warning looked real. The post in one of Edinburgh's online forums was well-written. It used the first person, which implied that the writer...

Government defends changes to business rates

The Scottish Government has defended its changes to the way business rates are assessed. It carried out an analysis to monitor the impact...

New government warned: Housebuyers need your help

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has reported a drop in arrears and repossessions in England for the first quarter of the year. At...