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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

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...

Junior ISAs turn five: how to make the most money for your kids

The junior ISA, a type of children's savings account, celebrates its fifth birth...

TV psychologist reveals how to educate your children about money

Dr. Elizabeth Kilbey, a psychologist who has featured on Channel 4 series "The S...

Top free money saving apps for students

If you or someone you know is heading off to university soon, these apps can hel...

Understanding

Why you should hold some cash despite the return of inflation

First paltry interest rates, now rising inflation. It's no wonder savers are inc...

BLOG: Don't let the Bank of Mum and Dad go bust

It's natural to want to help your children as much as possible, but don't do it ...

The money questions everyone's asking

Yorkshire Building Society answers the most common personal finance questions a...

'Should I entrust foreign banks with my savings?'

“I have spotted a number of savings products from overseas banks on best buy t...

Lifetime ISA: the pros and cons

Further details of the new Lifetime ISA have been published making it easier to ...

‘Should I set up a trust for my children?’

‘I’ve heard people talk about setting up a trust for their children but I do...

News

Misery for savers as inflation rises sharply to 1.6%

UK inflation rose sharply to 1.6% in December, up from 1.2% in November, on the ...

Where does your bank rank in the performance tables?

Banks are still not being clear about charges and how much customers could face...

Some good news for savers as signs of a rate war emerge

It’s been a long time coming, but finally there’s a glimmer of hope for emba...

Appetite for robo-advice grows but Brits still rely on high street branches

Consumers are more prepared to use robo-advice for banking services but with mon...

Are you throwing money down the drain? Check your bank statement to save £100s

Brits could be losing more than £300 a year on regular payments for goods and s...

Challenger bank trumps competitors’ deals by upping fixed savings rates

Ikano Bank has increased the interest rates offered on two of its fixed saver ac...

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