Finance

Probe launched into hidden holiday money charges

September 21, 2011
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Holidaymakers are being charged too much for their foreign currency because of complex charges and misleading information, according to watchdog group Consumer Focus. UK travellers exchange around £27bn each year and Consumer Focus questions whether much of the estimated £1bn charged in fees is warranted. It has submitted a...

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Money matters: How buying student digs could get you out of a hole

September 5, 2011
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How can parents support their children through university and also save tax? It's a question many are facing for the first time as the 2011/12 university year begins. The Clifton office of national accountancy firm Saffery Champness suggests that investing in residential accommodation for student children could allow parents to...

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Money matters: Financial worries force couples to delay divorce

September 2, 2011
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Around two-thirds of divorces in the South West are being put on hold due to the tough financial climate, according to a new survey from accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton. The firm’s annual matrimonial survey reveals that a lack of value or liquidity of assets has caused 67%...

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