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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

Contactless limit is rising: how to protect your money

The contactless spend limit is increasing to £100 on Friday, from £45.

How to maintain your lockdown savings habits

Over the past 18 months we’ve seen countless holidays cancelled, weddings post...

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...

Understanding

BLOG: What will further increases in inflation mean for household finances?

The combined impact of low interest rates and increased inflation has the potent...

BLOG: International Day of Education – The ‘four pots’ technique for children

It is safe to say that last year was a time that surprised us all and one we wer...

The experts’ guide to sorting out your personal finances in 2021

From opting to ‘low spend’ months to imposing your own ‘cooling-off period...

A guide to saving in 2021

Savers have been at the receiving end of rate cuts and product culls in 2020. Bu...

Higher tax bracket after redundancy pay? The domino effect on other allowances

If you’re facing unemployment or have been given details of your redundancy pa...

‘I’ve been taxed on redundancy pay despite it being under the £30k limit. Why?’

Employees are likely to face redundancy in the coming months as the coronavirus ...

News

Rollout of new £100 contactless limit begins

The national roll-out of the new £100 spending limit for contactless card payme...

Parents stop saving for their kids once they start school

Many UK parents stop saving or investing for their children once they reach scho...

More than half of Brits could be paying too much tax

More than half of Brits don’t know how much tax they pay, so are at risk of pa...

Budgeting app Yolt to close in December

Yolt is shutting down its consumer-focused budgeting app on 4 December. Here’s...

Natwest pleads guilty to money laundering offences

Natwest has plead guilty to three offences which breached money laundering regul...

Third of Brits would struggle if they lost £500 to fraud

A third of Brits would struggle to afford food for themselves and their family i...

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