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A penny saved is a penny earned, as the old saying goes. Learn how to make your money go further and prepare yourself for a rainy day with these easy-to-follow tips.

How to

How to have the ‘savings talk’ with your children

Five top tips for parents who want their kids to be good with money from an earl...

The ‘lazy’ ways to make and save money

If you value your time over the effort needed to save a few quid, these websites...

Embarrassed by the thought of haggling? Top tips to bag a bargain

When it comes to haggling, embarrassment is often the main barrier which prevent...

Peer-to-peer lending could net you 7%: five tips to get started

Millions of savers have suffered because of low interest rates. One alternative ...

Married? HMRC wants to give you a £400 tax break

More than two million married couples eligible for a tax perk aren’t claiming ...

Six quick and safe alternatives to sending Christmas cash in the post

Millions of pounds of Christmas money is lost every year whether it goes missing...

Understanding

Five reasons why cash ISAs are still relevant for savers

Cash ISAs are struggling to keep up with the returns available on standard savin...

Could you maximise returns by opening multiple current accounts?

There are a number of current accounts on the market paying inflation-beating ra...

Where is a ‘safe’ place for your money?

Investors who believe that stock markets may be due a correction have a problem:...

Market-leading Sharia savings accounts: should you consider them?

A number of Sharia savings products have upped their game in recent times, beati...

UK financial watchdog announces retail banking study

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a major study into how banks ...

100 months of record low interest rates: where should savers turn?

The Bank of England first cut the base rate to below 1% in March 2009 and July m...

News

As the summer holidays starts, Brits consider a permanent move abroad

There’s nothing like a summer holiday to ignite those dreams of moving abroad ...

Regulator mulls action over ‘misleading’ currency converter tools

The financial watchdog is concerned that currency converter tools on money trans...

‘Rip-off’ card charges to be outlawed from January

‘Rip-off’ charges for credit cards are to be banned, under new rules to come...

This is what the new plastic £10 note will look like

The new plastic £10 note featuring Jane Austen has been unveiled today to comme...

Savers see greater choice of products and higher rates

The number of savings products available on the market has increased and the rat...

Millennials get the savings habit

Millennials are not, as it turns out, spending all their money on partying and s...

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From cash to innovative finance to lifetime, here's our guide to the ISA products available to savers this yea...

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Five fund tips for a 0.25% interest rate environment

With interest rates stuck at a record low 0.25% and expectations rates could fall to close to zero, here are ...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

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