Banking apps to end bad financial habits

Regulator hopes smartphones will provide digital cure for inertia and boost account switching


Rate cut: what should savers do next?

First rate cut in more than seven years means savers have to be smarter with their money

FTSE directors buy the Brexit dip

Directors’ share dealing hits a 10-year high as bargain hunt sweeps UK boardrooms

Don’t repay your children’s student loans

Rebrand the ‘borrowing’ as a future tax and you’ll make much better decisions

Lower for longer — but inflation looms

Investors and consumers are focused on rate cuts, but rising prices will be a bigger challenge

EU expats fear for financial future

Theresa May’s stance on Europeans is causing concern as workers act to protect their livelihoods

Foreseeing a gloomy post-Brexit future

What life might be like if Britain voted to leave the EU

London housing: what would the Romans do?

Today’s private rental market needs more than buy to let

A female accountant uses a calculator and takes notes on a paper notebook on an office desk.

A year to live: what to do with your cash?

Free advice in Financial Planning Week could help find your magic number

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The Lisa loophole I’m happy to exploit

Osborne’s savings account was not intended for people like me — but nevertheless I’ll open one

My husband is subsidising my free banking

Even authorised overdrafts cost more than you might think

The elephant on your smartphone

Apps provide us with bargains galore — but it’s not all good news

Leicester beat the odds — most don’t

When does fun with online betting tip over into a dangerous addiction?

Why didn’t Prince write a will?

It’s a timely reminder to us all to make our bequests known

Property problems about more than Brexit

Pessimists worry that this springtime slowdown is something deeper, more structural and troublesome

Pensions don’t add up for millennials

More saving, less Pythagoras on the school curriculum?

Forget pensions scammers, worry about tax

Why the landline is better named the fraudline

Wealthy pensioners should donate benefits

Only 400 out of 12m claimants have opted out

Robots don’t have all the answers

Automation alone can’t bridge the ‘advice gap’

Will this be Osborne’s most boring Budget?

Pensions reform has been sidelined — for now


Claer Barrett Claer Barrett is the personal finance editor of the Financial Times. She edits the weekend Money section, co-presents the FT Money Show podcast, and writes for the weekday newspaper and She also represents the FT at external events, and regularly appears on TV and radio.

An experienced FT news editor, she has previously reported breaking online news, retail, consumer and property stories for the FT. She was previously an associate editor at Investors Chronicle, the FT-owned magazine and website for self-directed UK investors

Jonathan Eley, a previous FT Money editor, remains an regular contributor to the Serious Money column.