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A penny saved is a penny earned, as the old saying goes. Learn how to make your money go further and prepare yourself for a rainy day with these easy-to-follow tips.

How to

Inflation is the silent enemy of savers: here’s a plan to beat it

Cash savings are being eroded by rising inflation but they still have a place in...

Top money saving tips for students from students

Essential money saving advice for anyone about to start uni - straight from the ...

The essential money-saving guide for your 2018 holiday

Planning a trip away can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive but these ar...

Redundancy from an investment perspective

Sadly, Christmas coincides with companies doing their end of year accounts. If i...

Five ways to boost your bank balance at Christmas

From switching gadgets off stand-by, to turning your thermostat down by just one...

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...

Understanding

Why it can pay to save with app-only banks

New app-only banks have made everyday banking slicker, but some have taken it a ...

Check now: millions of married couples could be owed £900

Millions of married couples are missing out on a tax break worth up to £900.

Fathers: why the low take up of Shared Parental Leave?

Take up of Shared Parental Leave since its introduction in 2015 has been unexpec...

How married couples can claw back £1,000 from the tax man

From the new tax year, eligible married couples will be able to claim a £250 ta...

A guide to Sharia savings accounts

A number of Sharia savings products have upped their game in recent months, beat...

Savings accounts: should you choose monthly or annual interest?

Savers looking to house their money in cash accounts may be given a choice of wh...

News

Five ways to give a child the gift of money (without handing over cash)

If you’re stuck for gift ideas for a child and are loathed to add yet another ...

Reforms spell end of ‘rip-off’ overdraft fees

Financial groups made over £2.4bn from overdrafts alone last year, with around ...

Notice account launches giving you instant access to some of your cash

Investec Bank has launched a new notice account giving savers the option to with...

Best one-year bond now pays 2.10%

Gatehouse Bank has relaunched its one-year fixed-term savings account with an ex...

Revealed: top five most trusted mobile payment apps

UK shoppers are increasingly going contactless. Over half of UK shoppers now use...

Revolut moves closer to ambition as ‘Amazon of banking’

Banking app Revolut has been granted a European banking licence in a move, it sa...

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