If you’re divorced was the pension divided correctly?
Thousands of women may have a claim against their solicitor over the way the pension was divided during divorce.
If you got divorced or dissolved your civil partnership and you took legal advice from a solicitor, you may have a claim against them if the pension wasn't divided correctly when you got divorced. Since December 2000, pensions have been able to be split at the time of divorce. But, depending on how the pension was valued, you may not have got your fair share. One SavvyWoman user is £100,000 better off after her divorce settlement was checked.
10 scams to avoid - how to avoid telephone scams and other scams
Some scams are easy to spot, but others are harder to avoid. Here are some common scams.
You’ve probably heard of lottery scams, where people are told they’ve won a prize, and advance fee fraud scams that promise you a percentage of a large sum in exchange for giving your bank details. And you might wonder who falls for them. Well, almost half of us have been targeted by a scam, and many people who fall for them don’t report them. Here are some scams that it’s worth being aware of.
Watch out for pyramid scams - some of which actively target women
What are the rules around pyramid selling schemes? Are they always scams?
This week, the news broke that nine women had been convicted for running or promoting a pyramid selling scheme. The scheme targeted women and asked them to give £3,000, in the hope of receiving £24,000 when other people joined. These types of schemes are illegal in the UK, but they still pop up and – increasingly – target women.