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Inflation hits four-year high at 2.9%: can any savings account beat it?

Inflation has soared to 2.9% – matching the four-year high seen in May 2017 – as rising food and fuel prices continue to squeeze consumers. And it’s terrible news for...

Self-builders due £30,000 on average in VAT rebate

New research shows self-builders are failing to claim VAT windfalls - but what are the financial pros and cons of building your own home?

Bank closures

Mapped: the 703 banks closing this year

Bank branch closures are occurring at a faster rate than ever, with 703 set to shut this year, new Which? research can reveal. Some 461 branches closed in 2015, while...

Equifax data breach hits 143m customers

A small portion of UK customers are likely to be affected by the cyber-attack on credit monitoring company Equifax, it has been confirmed.  Yesterday, Equifax announced that criminals had exploited...

Retiring later: average Brit now working beyond state pension age

Both men and women are increasingly staying at work beyond the state pension age, official figures show – but how much do you need for a comfortable retirement? Data published...

Buy-to-let landlords: will setting up a company cut your tax bill?

Which? considers whether buy-to-let property investors are better creating their portfolios as sole traders or incorporating as businesses.

Ask an expert: How to dispute a rejected Section 75 claim

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I thought that Section 75 claims...

Final Beatrix Potter 50p coin released: how valuable is it?

The final commemorative coin in the popular 2017 Beatrix Potter series has been made available for sale by the Royal Mint. The 50p coin, depicting Benjamin Bunny, is available to...

new digital probate service

Online probate service launched: how to speed up your application

If you’re the executor of an estate in England and Wales, you can now apply online for probate using a new digital service launched by HM Courts and Tribunal Services....

Bank account complaints surge 35% in first half of 2017

Data from the FOS shows that complaints about bank accounts and PPI mis-selling have risen this year. As the PPI deadline approaches, there are a number of ways that you can claim your money back.

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