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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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Sep 15, 2017

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

It's a decade since the run on Northern Rock - the starting point of the global financial ...
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Sep 12, 2017

The savings accounts that can beat 2.9% inflation

The August inflation rate climbed back to a high last seen in May, dealing another devasta...
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Aug 31, 2017

How to get the best return on your unused holiday money

It’s a common sight at airports across the world - British holidaymakers shuffling betwe...
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Aug 25, 2017

Is it time to consider offshore savings?

Skipton International has launched a market-leading offshore bond. But what are these savi...

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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

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Jul 07, 2017

Could you maximise returns by opening multiple current accounts?

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Jul 07, 2017

Where is a ‘safe’ place for your money?

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Jul 05, 2017

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

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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

News

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Sep 19, 2017

Increased scrutiny fails to dent unarranged overdraft fees

In spite of growing criticism from consumer and regulatory bodies, unarranged overdraft fe...
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Sep 19, 2017

Interest rates could rise to 0.75% in the next 12 months

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Sep 18, 2017

UK parents should adopt US style ‘college fund’ for kids’ education

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Sep 15, 2017

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

It's a decade since the run on Northern Rock - the starting point of the global financial ...
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Sep 15, 2017

Sterling climbs to its highest level since Brexit vote

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Sep 15, 2017

Raid your piggy banks: one month left to spend old pound coins

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Five fund tips for a 0.25% interest rate environment

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Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

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