What the autumn statement means for you, plus Black Friday bargains

Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.

Money news

Consumer credit sees fastest growth in 10 years

Barclays to unveil contactless cash withdrawals

Savings protection limit to go back up to £85,000

Credit score ‘catch-22 pushes millennials towards payday loans’

Labour proposes jail for software-using ticket touts

Self-employed face retirement poverty without pension reform

Student loans: fight over ‘disgraceful’ freeze on income threshold

Feature

Black Friday UK: the best deals, tips and discounts

London’s Oxford Street prepares for Black Friday.

London’s Oxford Street prepares for Black Friday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

In pictures

Towering homes

An 18-century tower home in South Cerney, Gloucestershire.

An 18-century tower home in South Cerney, Gloucestershire. Photograph: Strutt & Parker

In the spotlight

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, gave his first – and last – autumn statement on Wednesday, and there was bad news for motorists but good news for savers. Patrick Collinson gave us his verdict, while we heard what it meant for people around the country.

Ben Geraghty, who works as a Deliveroo driver, was happy about the increase in the tax-free personal allowance.

Ben Geraghty, who works as a Deliveroo driver, was happy about the increase in the tax-free personal allowance. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian

Consumer champions

Can I watch BBC iPlayer with a black and white TV licence?

Newlyweds discover that flying easyJet is no honeymoon

Domestic & General’s customer service is beyond repair

Money deals

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