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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.

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Redundancy from an investment perspective

Sadly, Christmas coincides with companies doing their end of year accounts. If i...

Five ways to boost your bank balance at Christmas

From switching gadgets off stand-by, to turning your thermostat down by just one...

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...

How to pay for private school fees

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

How parents can help towards their child’s higher education costs

From school fees to university costs, how can parents help contribute to the cos...

10 of the best ways to make and save money on everyday tasks

Whether you’re saving for a holiday, or simply looking to put enough aside for...


Had a windfall? How to keep it safe…and earn the best returns

It’s a nice problem to have, but where should savers with large pots of cash p...

You can earn more than you think and be eligible for the Marriage Allowance

The Marriage Allowance enables eligible couples to receive a government tax brea...

New to self-assessment? Why you should start your tax return this week

There are less than three weeks to submit your tax return but if you’re new to...

Your ISA mix: how many can you open and hold?

You may be familiar with the £20,000 annual ISA allowance, but there are now a ...

Open Banking: what it means for you

Whether it’s through online banking, contactless card use or being able to tra...

Why you should keep hold of your payslips

Many people fail to understand the importance of holding on to payslips. We expl...


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 Mon...

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

Average weekly earnings adjusted for inflation fell by 0.2% excluding bonuses in...

Cash ISA providers hike rates ahead of tax year end

Today's inflation figures may make an interest rate rise less likely, but cash I...

Welcome drop in inflation as Brexit impact fades

Inflation dropped by more than expected in February as the fall in sterling in t...

Brits struggle with financial literacy

Don’t know your APR from your CPI? You’re not alone. A study from Cambridge ...

MP seeks answers from Financial Ombudsman following damning claims

The Treasury Committee chair has written to the chief executive of the Financial...

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