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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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Nov 23, 2017

Married couples set to claim £900 tax break

Eligible married couples will be able to claim a tax break totalling £900 via the Marriag...
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Nov 16, 2017

Employment Tribunal fee refund scheme opens: how to claim

If you brought a claim to an Employment Tribunal in the past four years, you may be able t...
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Nov 02, 2017

Revealed: the fastest and slowest banks to pass on the rate hike

For the first time in a decade, the Base Rate has risen – doubling from 0.25% to 0.5%. A...
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Oct 31, 2017

How would higher interest rates affect you?

The Bank of England is now discussing a potential interest rate rise by the end of this ye...

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Oct 25, 2017

Three-year Pensioner Bond holder? Why it matters when you opened it

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Oct 18, 2017

‘I opened a 5% regular saver account but the interest earned is much less – why?’

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Sep 25, 2017

Dealing with probate: which banks make it harder than others?

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Sep 15, 2017

VIDEO: 10 years on from the financial crisis – what have we learned?

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Sep 12, 2017

The savings accounts that can beat 2.9% inflation

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Aug 31, 2017

How to get the best return on your unused holiday money

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Aug 25, 2017

Is it time to consider offshore savings?

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Aug 25, 2017

Why new ‘ring-fencing’ rules mean you may get a new bank account number

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Aug 17, 2017

Top tips and destinations for your teen’s gap year

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Aug 14, 2017

Student bank accounts: how to find the best deal

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Aug 07, 2017

Tandem buys Harrods Bank: what this means for customers

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Aug 04, 2017

Got a prepaid currency card for your holiday? Watch out for this fee

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Jul 25, 2017

Inheriting ISAs: why it matters which provider you pick

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Jul 24, 2017

Could your 50p coin be worth £50+?

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Jul 24, 2017

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

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Jul 11, 2017

Five reasons why cash ISAs are still relevant for savers

News

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Nov 23, 2017

Married couples set to claim £900 tax break

Eligible married couples will be able to claim a tax break totalling £900 via the Marriag...
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Nov 23, 2017

Surviving spouse can claim £600 married couples tax break

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Nov 21, 2017

Current account and credit card cashback less rewarding

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Nov 21, 2017

Santander launches premium current accounts with added perks

Santander has launched current accounts for ‘select’ and ‘private’ customers, offe...
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Nov 20, 2017

Variable savings rates fell ahead of interest rate rise

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Nov 17, 2017

Equifax was unable to cope with 2,000 calls a day

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