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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.

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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

National Children’s Day: Financial planning for toddlers, teens and young adults

Today is a celebration of kids and young people and the importance of a happy an...

BLOG: How to start the money conversation with your partner

Household bills are rising, and people are having to keep an eye on what they sp...

BLOG: Four ways grandparents can save for their grandchildren

Helping your grandchildren build a solid financial foundation is one of the grea...

‘I’ve gone over the £20,000 annual ISA limit’: The rules to follow and mistakes to avoid

There are just a few weeks left to make the most of your ISA but with different ...

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...

News

National Insurance shake-up: How much more (or less) will you pay?

The National Insurance threshold has risen to £12,570 today, boosting lower ear...

The top paying savings accounts in July

Savings rates have increased over the past month, so it’s the ideal time to mo...

Santander ups interest rates and extends regular saver eligibility

Santander has increased savings rates across the board, and all personal current...

Have your Premium Bonds numbers been drawn this July?

Two lucky Premium Bonds holders have scooped the life-changing £1m jackpot. Is ...

Chase re-opens applications as it shuts ‘waiting room’

Savers can open a Chase account as normal as the digital challenger confirmed it...

Two million workers fall into higher rate tax band

Nearly two million people have crossed the tax threshold to pay the higher or ad...

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