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Learn all you need to know about banking and saving here. We'll go in-depth to help you understand where your money goes and how to be financially free, come what may - even a rainy day.

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Jul 11, 2017

Five reasons why cash ISAs are still relevant for savers

Cash ISAs are struggling to keep up with the returns available on standard savings account...
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Jul 07, 2017

Could you maximise returns by opening multiple current accounts?

There are a number of current accounts on the market paying inflation-beating rates and ca...
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Jul 07, 2017

Where is a ‘safe’ place for your money?

Investors who believe that stock markets may be due a correction have a problem: ‘safe...
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Jul 05, 2017

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

A number of Sharia savings products have upped their game in recent times, beating more fa...

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Jun 29, 2017

UK financial watchdog announces retail banking study

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Jun 22, 2017

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

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May 24, 2017

In the new world, savers must act fast or risk disappointment

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Apr 24, 2017

Behavioural scientist: why we bury our heads in the sand when it comes to money

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Apr 06, 2017

Five changes coming in today that will save you money

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Mar 28, 2017

Top 10 tips for a healthy financial future

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Mar 27, 2017

Five reasons to hold cash despite rising inflation

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Mar 13, 2017

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

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Mar 02, 2017

ISAs: everything you need to know for 2017

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Feb 15, 2017

Am I too ‘poor’ to get financial advice?

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Feb 15, 2017

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

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Feb 08, 2017

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

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Jan 10, 2017

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

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Dec 21, 2016

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

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Nov 14, 2016

Why you should hold some cash despite the return of inflation

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Nov 10, 2016

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

News

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Jul 21, 2017

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 permanentl...
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Jul 20, 2017

Regulator mulls action over ‘misleading’ currency converter tools

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Jul 19, 2017

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

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Jul 18, 2017

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

The new plastic £10 note featuring Jane Austen has been unveiled today to commemorate the...
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Jul 17, 2017

Savers see greater choice of products and higher rates

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Jul 17, 2017

Millennials get the savings habit

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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...

A guide to switching energy provider

All you need to know about switching from one energy supplier to another.

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...

Investing your money

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