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The average cost of a wedding in 2021 was £17,300 - but the cost doesn’t just fall on the couples, with a quarter of guests reporting they can’t afford to go to the weddings they’re invited to. So this week we’ll be discussing how to cut the cost of weddings, whether it’s one you’re planning or attending as a guest. Read our guide on how to save mo…
 
With the summer holidays approaching we take a look at why some parents are being priced out of returning to work because of skyrocketing costs. We hear from parents who can’t afford to get back to full-time employment, as well as giving tips and advice on how to save money during the holidays. Read our cheap or free things to do over the summer ho…
 
As is always the case, in times of crisis scammers look to capitalise. This week on the podcast we shine a light on the scams currently doing the rounds to make sure you or your loved ones don’t fall victim. We’ll also offer useful advice on how to report this criminal behaviour, and what to look out for. Sign up to our scam alerts newsletter or do…
 
After two years of lockdowns, stay and home orders and border closures, the travel industry is open again and we can finally get back to enjoying trips abroad. Why then are we facing chaotic scenes at airports, mass cancellations, and customers being denied compensation that’s rightfully theirs? In this Which? Investigation we’ll go to the heart of…
 
The summer holiday getaway is edging ever closer, so with Covid still around and delays and cancellations making the headlines, it’s all the more important to make sure you’re covered. In this episode we run through our recent research and unveil the insurers we think offer the best protection. Read more about our best & worst travel insurer rankin…
 
While retirement might be a long way off for some, or just round the corner for others, we all need to save if we’re to enjoy our later life. In our annual survey we get answers from those already living life after their working days are over, hearing how much they spend, and how much we really need to save. Read more about our cost of retirement s…
 
With the summer holidays on the horizon, we examine the best way to ensure you aren’t ripped off when heading overseas. We take a look at cash vs. card, exchange rates, as well as hearing how you can ensure you don’t return with less money than expected. Read more on the latest travel news and advice from Which? or sign up to our free travel newsle…
 
We hear how most people are unaware of current pension sharing legislation which could leave them out of pocket in the event of divorce. In this investigation Charlotte Gifford speaks to many of those affected, as well as giving advice to make sure others don’t miss out. Read more on pensions & retirement or sign up to our free Money newsletter. Se…
 
There’s never a dull moment in the property market with the last few months proving no different. In this episode we round up the latest developments including the various announcements made which could change the housing sector. Read more property news here or sign up to our free weekly money newsletter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
We bust the myth that investing is just for those with loads of spare cash as we give you the ultimate guide to boosting your savings. Listen for advice on how to invest safely, and we’ll reveal the best providers to trust with your money. Read more of our investing tips now here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
With increasing numbers of us looking at ways to cut corners to save money right now, we examine whether reducing the amount you pay into your pension is ever a good idea. We also hear how much you should be looking to save, and give a reminder of the help available if you’re struggling with the current cost of living. See acast.com/privacy for pri…
 
From streaming your favourite films to getting your fill of coffee, many people find paying for a range of subscriptions normal now. But the costs are creeping up. We hear how you could save while still enjoying your favourite services, as well as exploring the apps which could help keep track of those pesky ‘little bills’. Read more with 11 tips t…
 
In this episode we talk all things insurance, sharing tips on ways you can keep car and home insurance premiums low, plus a surprising way to potentially shrink travel insurance costs while getting more cover for your money. Plus, find out what happens if you need to claim for storm damage to your home. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
In this episode we expose the flaws of the broken debt advice market, in which private firms are exploiting vulnerable customers with unsuitable repayment plans. We also share your options if you do need help paying your debts, and tips to help you navigate the debt advice landscape. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this episode we take a deep dive into the world of ESG (environment, social and governance) investing to find out just how few so-called ‘sustainable’ funds actually meet investors’ expectations. We also hear from a whistleblower who accused one of the world’s leading asset managers of misrepresenting their commitment to sustainability to their …
 
A chance for you to hear the first episode of our new podcast, Which? Shorts. This week we’re hearing about the metaverse, and how virtual reality goggles and holograms that travel effortlessly are just part of the digital universe Facebook, and others, are planning to build… This article was written by Chris Stokel-Walker, with narration from Harr…
 
In this episode we get to the bottom of the latest developments in cryptocurrency, explaining what an NFT actually is, and the risks you should be aware of. We also explain why the UK government have asked the Royal Mint to create their own NFT range, and what they could mean for the future of investing. Read more about the Royal Mint's decision to…
 
In this brand new podcast we’ll be bringing you the very best articles from across Which.co.uk and our suite of magazines. We know you’re busy, so with Which? Shorts we’re giving you the chance to listen to our insightful journalism wherever you might be, whether that’s at home or on-the move. Which? is the UK’s consumer champion and with the help …
 
As cash usage continues to decline, we go behind the scenes of the Royal Mint to explore how the 1,100 year-old institution is transforming itself for the future. We talk to craftsmen, designers and directors to find out how coins are made on the Mint’s factory floors, and hear tales from the Mint’s storied archive. Read more at which.co.uk/royalmi…
 
With new research looking at the amount of our incomes we spend on rent vs. a mortgage, we take a look at the property market and explore the challenges for those looking to take their first step on the ladder. We also take a look at the potential options available for those with smaller deposits, and predict where prices could go next… Read the ar…
 
With 1st April seeing prices on the rise on a whole manner of goods and services, we run through where you might soon see your bills increase. We also take a look at how you can try and negate the rise, and any action you can take to help save some cash. Find out what you could be paying with our Council Tax calculator and read more of our 11 ways …
 
A power of attorney is one of the most important legal documents you can put in place - yet, while setting it up, UK institutions so often get it wrong. Our investigation takes a look at the devastating consequences for families when this happens, and reveals why the UK’s system for the safeguard is in desperate need of modernisation. Find out more…
 
In this special episode we assemble the experts to react to the measures announced by the Chancellor. Host Lucia Ariano is joined by Adam French and Jenny Ross as they discuss the impact these changes will make to the cost of living crisis, and whether he went far enough to help those most in need... Read more about the Spring Statement in our roun…
 
The cost of clothes and shoes is rising even faster than other consumer goods, making it even more important that you stay budget-savvy when you’re updating your wardrobe. In this episode we talk through your options if you want to refresh your look without spending huge amounts of cash. Read our article 15 ways to save money on clothes and shoes f…
 
In the fifth episode of our series helping you beat the cost of living crunch, we take a look at the rising cost of the buy to let market. We hear tips on how to negotiate your rental outgoings, and also examine what options are available for you despite the rising prices. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In the fourth episode of our series helping you beat the cost of living crunch, we explore how you could cut the cost of your weekly travel bill. From rising fuel prices to increasing rail fares, we give you advice which could see you save money and still make it to work on time. Read more about how to how to save fuel and how to find the best trai…
 
In the third episode of our series helping you beat the cost of living crunch, we examine the ways you can save money on your weekly shop. We hear from a host of special guests, and describe some of the tactics you can employ to help stay one step ahead of the supermarkets. Read more about the ways you can save on your supermarket shop. See acast.c…
 
In the second episode of our series helping you beat the cost of living crunch, we share our top tips for saving money on broadband, TV and phone bills. We look at how you could slash up to £200 a year off your bills by switching providers or haggling with your current one to land yourself a better deal. Read more ways to save on mobile, broadband …
 
In the first of our series helping you fight back against the cost of living crisis, we discuss rising energy prices, and what you can do to save. We also have quick hints and tips to help heat your home more efficiently, and hear about a community project doing their bit to help. Read more on how you can save on your energy bills You can also find…
 
After Ofgem announced a 54% increase in the energy price cap we have the latest reaction and advice. We also delve deeper into Which? research showing 2.5 million households missed payments as a result of the squeeze. Read more on what the rise in the energy price cap means for you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Some financial products are vital – such as travel, home and car insurance but there are some you should think twice about before buying. With all of us looking to save extra cash this is the ultimate guide to cutting those direct debits which perhaps don’t offer the benefits you first thought. Listen to our 2020 episode 'the real human cost of dat…
 
It's that time of the tax year again! We’re here with our annual round-up of everything you need to know to file on time. There’s also a fiery debate on the merits of married tax allowance, and a warning to steer clear of third-party tax rebate firms. Read more tips and advice on which.co.uk including whether you could cut your 2020-21 self-assessm…
 
New year, new you? With many of us making resolutions to get fit and exercise more in 2022 we’ve rounded up a team of Which? journalists to find out whether you have to spend big to see results. We discuss all things veganuary, health supplements, medicines, as well as hearing if expensive smartwatches really are the best. Read the 6 ways you can h…
 
As Which? research reveals many BNPL users don’t think they’re taking on debt at the checkout, we learn more about the payment schemes sweeping the financial industry. We find out why we’re calling for increased regulation, as well as hearing what one of the biggest providers thinks of the current landscape. Read more about our research here. See a…
 
In our review of the year we look back at some of the biggest stories of the last twelve months before asking what 2022 may have in store. We look back at the stories that have impacted our pockets most, and discuss what you could do to help counteract those rises. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this festive special we join Which? journalist Ian Aikman’s personal quest as he attempts to sell a much loved coin collection. During the episode we hear how the value of coins can change, and what to look out for it you think you might have your own valuable treasure. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
With more and more companies struggling to survive as a result of wholesale gas prices, we explain how customers can react. We also take a look at what might happen next? And ask whether switching could still get you a better deal? Spoiler… it won’t. Read our latest updates on the energy crisis, including what to do if your supplier ceases trading.…
 
We uncover how incorrect information on your credit report could impact your life, from rejected mortgage and credit card applications and more. During the episode we hear from people impacted by a mistake that wasn’t their fault, and how they’re fighting back. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
After a recent Which? investigation found a shocking number of us wish we hadn’t purchased an item in the Black Friday sales, we hear tips and advice on how you can avoid doing the same. We also hear how to spot and avoid fake reviews, and where best to sniff out a bargain. Read more on our Black Friday regrets investigation here & listen to our Wh…
 
If your circumstances aren’t seen as ‘standard’ in the eyes of insurers, finding affordable cover can become a nightmare. With the help of our insurance expert we explore the reasons you might struggle to secure protection, and what you can do about it. Read our free insurance guides on car insurance and home insurance. See acast.com/privacy for pr…
 
With tales of contactless cards being ‘skimmed’ by hackers, and occasions where online bank services drop out for hours on end, where should we be keeping our money? As the use of cash continues to decline, will it soon be a thing of the past? And how safe really is cryptocurrency? In this special episode the Which? Investigates & Which? Money podc…
 
After a year of financial turmoil as a result of the pandemic, supply chain shortages and the energy bill crisis, there was huge anticipation ahead of today's announcement from the Chancellor. In this special episode our money experts Gareth Shaw and Jenny Ross get into the detail of what was revealed today, and how it could impact your money. Read…
 
With the stamp duty holiday over and an expected rise in interest rates on the way, we discuss whether now could be a good time to buy. We also examine the historic low mortgage rates and do our best to predict the future of the market. Read more at which.co.uk/property. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
With a simplified travel system now in place in England, we explore the costs associated with heading overseas. We explore why a PCR test costs as much as it does, while also hearing the experiences of those who have already taken the plunge and headed abroad over the last few weeks. For the latest head to which.co.uk/travel See acast.com/privacy f…
 
From panic at the pumps, to empty shelves, to energy cost worries, it’s been a rollercoaster week for your money. Our experts answer your questions to get to the bottom of what happens if your energy supplier goes bust, when might the fuel crisis end and whether food prices are set to soar? Read more on the latest at which.co.uk/money. See acast.co…
 
At a recent protest in central London over the continuing cladding scandal crisis, we hear from those whose lives have been put on hold by an issue for which they can't be blamed. We meet homeowners, and those giving their support to ensure thousands more aren’t left permanently impacted by this on-going scandal. Listen our previous episode, 'Uncov…
 
With rising price caps on the horizon and certain premiums lower than ever, we tell you everything you need to know on changing provider. In this episode we cover everything from energy bills to mobile and broadband, as well as looking at current accounts, credit cars and car insurance. N.B. This episode was recorded before the news regarding the c…
 
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