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Blog: Why holidaying in a stranger’s home beats a hotel

Manhattan skyline viewed from rooftop

Put off by over-priced hotels on a recent trip to New York, journalist Claire Rees used travel rental website Airbnb to book a place to stay. But how did she get on?

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10 ways to fight those Christmas £££s

Man worrying about Christmas finances

If your credit card or overdraft has been piling on the pounds over the festive season, it’s time to think about getting your finances back in shape. We explain how.

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Blog: How do you budget?

Shopping trolley with receipt and calculator

Increasingly irritated by shop assistants who fail to hand over receipts, consumer journalist Naphtalia Loderick asks: how do you track your spending?

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Blog: Top packing tips for your adventure holiday

Hiker taking in a view atop a ridge

Deciding what to pack for a trekking or adventure holiday isn’t easy. We explain how to travel light without forgetting the essentials.

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Know your rights when Christmas shopping

Christmas tree decorations

When shopping, it's important to know your rights in case things go wrong and purchases need to be returned. Here's a run down of what you need to know to protect your festive purchases.

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Review: Santander 123 credit card with Amazon cashback

Paying online with a credit card

Santander is now offering 1 per cent cashback when you use its 123 credit card at this Christmas period. We take a look at the pros and cons.

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Spread the cost of Christmas with a 0% credit card

Cost of Christmas

With careful planning and strict budgeting, the right type of credit card can help you cover the cost of Christmas without storing up big problems for the New Year.

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Features & costs of new iPhone 5s and 5c

iPhone 5c

Following its 20 September launch, the new flagship iPhone 5s and budget model 5c are in demand. We look at the features and costs of Apple's newest phone.

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Five money saving tips to cut the cost of Christmas

Woman Christmas shopping

Given that it’s still only September, you may be trying desperately hard to avoid any mention of the C-word.

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Blog: Are you a sucker for a new car?

Car salesman and buyer shaking hands

Only 3 per cent of annual new car sales are made in August compared with 17 per cent in September when new plates are released. Motoring journalist Maria McCarthy asks: Are you a sucker for a new motor?

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