What if I can’t pay my mortgage because I lose my job? If you have a mortgage, the big banks are permitting payment holidays. These allow you to take a break from paying part or all of your monthly payment. But they do increase the total amount you owe so it’s not free money. If you are having trouble meeting all or part of the mortgage payment, contact your bank immediately. The major credit card companies are also offering to remove fees for missed payments but the debt is still there and will continue to rack up. … [Read more...] about What does the coronavirus mean for your finances?
It was only after a blog by the makers of the Geekbench app went viral that the US firm publicly confirmed it had been deliberately slowing down ageing iPhones to help manage performance issues caused by their batteries wearing out. … [Read more...] about Tech 2017: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories