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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

Use the lockdown to teach your kids the value of money – here’s how

If you have school-age children at home, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed b...

How to beat the ‘onslaught’ of savings rate cuts

It’s a disappointing end to a tough year for savers as providers continue to p...

VIDEO: Money tips for couples

A recent study found that British couples find it difficult to discuss spending,...

Five everyday habits putting our money at risk

Keeping our bank accounts safe from criminals and hackers is often at the forefr...

The ultimate holiday money-saving guide for 2019

Planning a trip away can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive so here are ...

Five ways to teach your kids the value of money

Today kicks off My Money Week, a national initiative aimed at teaching school-ag...

Understanding

BLOG: The importance of teaching children about money

This age-old adage tells us that we must be careful with our money, it’s not u...

The cash savings prize draw alternatives to NS&I’s Premium Bonds

For Brits looking for a buzz on their savings, prize draws give savers the chanc...

‘I’m furloughed and I’ve been overpaid. Do I need to pay the money back?’

As payroll departments navigate the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Sch...

Furloughed Brits may pay too much tax while self-employed can defer to 2021

The introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-employment...

BLOG: Don’t cash in your Lifetime ISA even though penalties have been slashed

Struggling savers will temporarily incur a lower penalty charge for dipping into...

Current account users will lose interest and face fees if they don’t meet monthly funding rules

People could be hit with unexpected fees or miss out on interest if they fail to...

News

Nationwide savings bond offers chance to win £10,000

The 18-month Mutual Reward Bond pays an interest rate of 0.5% AER and gives exis...

Barclays online banking goes down

Barclays customers have been left unable to make payments or check their account...

Marcus to cut savings interest rate for existing customers

The savings bloodbath continues as the underlying interest rate on the previous ...

Fraud moves online as criminals exploit pandemic

Criminals are exploiting and adapting to Covid-19 with a rise in online data har...

Coventry launches Double Access Saver

Coventry Building Society is offering a savings account paying 1.1% AER which al...

Klarna under attack after Xbox subscription glitch

Customers have complained that the buy now, pay later service set up direct debi...

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