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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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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

Millions of pounds of Christmas money is lost every year whether it goes missing in the po...
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Nov 14, 2016

Why you should hold some cash despite the return of inflation

First paltry interest rates, now rising inflation. It's no wonder savers are increasingly ...
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Nov 10, 2016

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

It's natural to want to help your children as much as possible, but don't do it at the cos...

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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

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Feb 23, 2016

Peer to peer lending: where should I start and what are the risks?

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Dec 17, 2015

Have cash ISA savers hit 'breaking point'?

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Dec 16, 2015

Is this the perfect Christmas present for your grandchild?

News

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Jan 17, 2017

Misery for savers as inflation rises sharply to 1.6%

UK inflation rose sharply to 1.6% in December, up from 1.2% in November, on the back of ri...
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Jan 16, 2017

Where does your bank rank in the performance tables?

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Jan 16, 2017

Some good news for savers as signs of a rate war emerge

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Jan 11, 2017

Appetite for robo-advice grows but Brits still rely on high street branches

Consumers are more prepared to use robo-advice for banking services but with monthly branc...
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Jan 10, 2017

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

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Jan 10, 2017

Are you throwing money down the drain? Check your bank statement to save £100s

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