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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

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...

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...

Understanding

Missed out on Atom's 2% one-year bond? Your options now

If you missed out on Atom Bank’s market-leading one-year fixed rate bond payin...

ISAs: everything you need to know for 2017

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your unused ISA allowan...

Am I too ‘poor’ to get financial advice?

If you’re wondering whether your modest savings deserve the attention of a fin...

BLOG: How to make the savings bug last longer than a month

Five top savings tips to help you grow your nest egg.

An adviser’s view on peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending offers rates of up to 9% but is it right for you? Financial...

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...

News

Cheque clearing to go from six to one weekday

The time it takes for a cheque to be processed will fall from six weekdays to th...

Inflation leaps to 2.3% as real pay shrinks

UK inflation rose to 2.3% in February, its highest level in three-and-a-half yea...

Savers faced with losing ISA allowance or settling for lower rate

Rates on standard savings accounts outshine those of ISAs, meaning savers are fa...

Skipton first high street lender to offer cash Lifetime ISA

Skipton Building Society has become the first savings provider to announce it wi...

UK interest rates held at 0.25%

Exactly eight years on since the Bank of England reduced interest rates to under...

Act now: Atom Bank to cut market-leading savings rates tonight

Savers looking to get the best rates will need to act fast as Atom Bank is cutti...

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

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