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Learn how to make your money go further with our 'How To' section. From picking a current account to saving on childcare, this section has basic money-saving tips you need in your day-to-day life.

Dec 18, 2017

Redundancy from an investment perspective

Sadly, Christmas coincides with companies doing their end of year accounts. If it hasn't b...
Dec 15, 2017

Five ways to boost your bank balance at Christmas

From switching gadgets off stand-by, to turning your thermostat down by just one degree, s...
Dec 14, 2017

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 in the po...
Sep 04, 2017

How to pay for private school fees

News that private school fees have risen by more than a fifth in five years while wages ha...

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Feb 02, 2015

10 tax saving tips

Jan 27, 2015

Ten investment mistakes to avoid in 2015 ISA season

Jan 09, 2015

Blog: Living together? You need to be financially savvy

Jan 05, 2015

Quick ways to find an extra £300+ per month

Jan 01, 2015

Will 2015 be the year of P2P?

Dec 29, 2014

Advisers give their top tips for managing finances in 2015

Dec 09, 2014

Saving money over the party season

Oct 10, 2014

How to make money on your closet clear-out

Oct 08, 2014

Tips for dealing with long-term care costs

Oct 07, 2014

Preparing your finances for rising interest rates

Sep 22, 2014

Britain’s best money saving tips

Sep 18, 2014

Where to cut your spending to avoid inflation

Sep 17, 2014

Planning ahead: Pre-paid funeral plans

Sep 02, 2014

How to cope with an unexpected redundancy

Aug 28, 2014

Six steps to choosing the right financial adviser

Aug 21, 2014

How to keep university debt down


Mar 22, 2018

Bank of England holds base rate but two members vote for rise

The Bank of England held the base rate at 0.5% in March, but two of the nine Monetary Poli...
Mar 21, 2018

Wages still not keeping pace with inflation but employment at record high

Mar 20, 2018

Cash ISA providers hike rates ahead of tax year end

Mar 20, 2018

Welcome drop in inflation as Brexit impact fades

Inflation dropped by more than expected in February as the fall in sterling in the wake of...
Mar 15, 2018

Brits struggle with financial literacy

Mar 14, 2018

MP seeks answers from Financial Ombudsman following damning claims

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A guide to switching energy provider

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Which ISA is right for you? A round up of the six products available in 2017

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

Guide to buy-to-let tax changes

In late 2015, former Chancellor George Osborne announced a range of  tax measures aimed at landlords, which t...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

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...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

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