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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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Feb 15, 2017

Am I too ‘poor’ to get financial advice?

If you’re wondering whether your modest savings deserve the attention of a financial adv...
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Feb 15, 2017

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

Five top savings tips to help you grow your nest egg.
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Feb 08, 2017

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 adviser A...
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Jan 10, 2017

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 is peer-to...

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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

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Oct 26, 2016

The money questions everyone's asking

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Oct 17, 2016

'Should I entrust foreign banks with my savings?'

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Sep 16, 2016

Lifetime ISA: the pros and cons

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Jun 29, 2016

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

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Apr 18, 2016

Three common inheritance tax myths debunked

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Apr 05, 2016

New tax year, new start: 10 changes coming into force on 6 April

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Mar 30, 2016

VIDEO: A one minute guide to the Innovative Finance ISA

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Mar 29, 2016

ISAs: your back-to-basics guide for 2016

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Mar 16, 2016

All you need to know about the Lifetime ISA

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Mar 14, 2016

Help to Save: the key facts you need to know

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Mar 10, 2016

The Personal Savings Allowance: what you need to know

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Mar 04, 2016

'Could I really become a millionaire by holding premium bonds?'

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Feb 29, 2016

Ten tax advantages of saving in an ISA

News

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Feb 21, 2017

The 'lazy' ways to make and save money

If you value your time over the effort needed to save a few quid, these websites take the ...
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Feb 21, 2017

Popstar Will.i.am rumoured to land £4m stake in Atom Bank

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Feb 20, 2017

Building societies trump banks in savings rate battle

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Feb 20, 2017

Challenger bank unveils market leading savings rates

Challenger bank Charter Savings has increased rates on four of its fixed rate bonds and la...
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Feb 20, 2017

Inequality worsens as savings gap grows 25%

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Feb 15, 2017

Am I too ‘poor’ to get financial advice?

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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.

Guide to valuations and surveys

Do you need a vanilla valuation or a survey with a fringe on top? Martyn Stones explains the different types o...

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

Alliance Trust Plc gives you smart insight into how to invest your money

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