How To Guides

Guides on how to save money, fix pesky problems, or just save time.

Best student broadband packages

Are you off to university soon? Is your pride and joy fleeing the coup, and vanishing into a world of studying, £2 cocktail pitchers, and dubious adult situations with deadbeats? Either way, students need internet connections, and a lot of contracts aren't best designed for someone who might only be in their shared house for…

Delayed flights - worst offenders and what to do

Delays at airports are nothing new, but some airlines are more guilty of them than others, which implies that they need to get their fingers out. Our pals over at Which!!! have found that nearly a quarter of flights out of airports in the United Kingdom are delayed by 15 minutes or more. When it…

How to... get a Southern Rail refund

The Southern Rail strike is just the latest thing that is annoying customers who use their services. Of course, pre-strike, things were just as lousy. However, if you've been wondering if you can get a refund because of the industrial action, we're here to help. Southern are issuing refunds, and for certain scenarios, you'll be…

PPI deadline confirmed - hurry up and make your claim

If you haven't made your PPI claim yet, you'll now have until June 2019 to get your compensation from the mis-selling scandal. Now, before we continue, we'll again point out that you can make your own claim and it is completely free. Don't give money to people who say they'll do it for you. It…

What to do when buying a secondhand car

There's been an upsurge in secondhand cars being clocked, which can be dangerous, and is basically fraud. There's calls for the EU proposed ban on this activity to be retain under law in the UK, but until such a thing comes to pass, there's some things you can do yourself to make sure you're buying…

Best bicycles for under £300

If you've been watching the Tour de France, and wanting to get in on the cycling action, but don't have a load of money to blow on it, we can help. Of course, buying a bike is quite a personal thing, and most people will suggest trying one out before purchasing, but frankly, some people…

Is it really illegal to share your Netflix password?

Have you got a Netflix account, but you don't mind sharing your password with other people because you don't watch it constantly? Well, some people are looking at making the sharing of a password such as this, illegal. That's not just for Netflix either - it would also count against Spotify, Amazon Prime, Now TV,…

Get iOS 10 on your iPhone now!

If you're itching to get at Apple's new operating system, you can have it today, provided you don't mind it being a little bit glitchy. The latest version operating system of the iPhone and iPad - iOS 10 - is now available for you to try out, in beta version. You might want to wait…

Best way to save a water damaged mobile

Never mind how you water damaged your mobile - we're not here to judge. We don't care if you had it in your back pocket like some kind of smartphone daredevil, and went to sit on the toilet and it dropped in - fact is, your phone is moist and you want to save it.…

Robot that gets you out of parking tickets

Months old, a robot that helps you fight parking ticket fines has already been used thousands of times, successfully disputing 160,000 fines. And you may not have heard of it, and you clearly need to. Imagine it as your virtual lawyer, who will help you when you've got a ticket. It is called DoNotPay, and…

How To... fix a Samsung Galaxy Tab that won't turn on

A number of people have been cursing their luck, with problems with their Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets. People have found that the devices are switching themselves off, and then not switching back on again. You could be using it as normal, checking Facebook or playing Candy Crush or whatever, and suddenly, your screen goes black…

How to protect yourself from contactless card scams

There's reports of a new device doing the rounds which can clone 15 contactless bank cards a second. The scam involves a scanner which skims details from the cards of those who are stood nearby the scam artist. Apparently, it can capture encrypted data onto blank cards from 8cm away. The device in question, if…

Free template letter to claim compensation for mis-sold paid-for current account

We told you about the spike in complaints about paid-for, and packaged current accounts that banks have been offering. It very much looks like this is going to be the new PPI scandal, with people wanting compensation after being mis-sold these products. The Financial Ombudsman and Financial Conduct Authority have seen a dramatic increase in…

Fine for failures over PPI complaints

The company that presides over a group of loan brokers has been fined £2.36 million, thanks to the way it dealt with complaints regarding PPI. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reported that CT Capital's failures regarding the mis-selling of PPI resulted in some people missing out on compensation. The FCA said that the average redress…

Cheapest energy from smallest suppliers

When looking for cheap energy deals, many stay to the tried and tested Big Six. Some price comparison sites will even fudge their results, as they'll get commission from certain companies, which means those with the most money can get favourable placement. Well, you could be getting cheaper energy tariffs from small companies that you…