Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.
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
Black Friday UK: the best deals, tips and discounts
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.
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
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