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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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Apr 10, 2019

Spending abroad: should you use a debit, credit or prepaid card?

If you’re going abroad and you don’t want to carry cash, you have three options: a deb...
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Mar 26, 2019

Warning: why the value of your savings is probably going down not up

You may sleep better at night knowing you’ve got some money tucked away in a savings acc...
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Feb 27, 2019

Ten ISA myths exposed

'I should wait until after Brexit'. 'I'm too old'. 'I don't need to protect my savings fro...
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Feb 26, 2019

ISAs: your back-to-basics guide for 2018/19

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your unused ISA allowance ahead o...

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Jan 30, 2019

BLOG: Scams can happen in minutes – as one of our readers discovered

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Jan 15, 2019

New to self-assessment? Why you should start your tax return today

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Jan 02, 2019

The key dates for your finances in 2019

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Dec 05, 2018

Why it can pay to save with app-only banks

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Nov 20, 2018

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

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Nov 16, 2018

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

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Nov 08, 2018

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

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Oct 16, 2018

A guide to Sharia savings accounts

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Oct 11, 2018

Savings accounts: should you choose monthly or annual interest?

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Sep 14, 2018

‘I forgot about my son’s Child Trust Fund, what do I need to do?’

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Sep 11, 2018

Hargreaves Lansdown launches cash savings hub: how good is it?

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Sep 04, 2018

Do your Premium Bonds die with you?

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Aug 30, 2018

VIDEO: How to help children with the cost of university

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Aug 24, 2018

Millions of teens to take control of their Child Trust Funds

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Aug 17, 2018

Savers warned to check ‘easy access account’ terms carefully

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Jul 25, 2018

Purchases abroad: why you should never pay in pounds

News

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May 17, 2019

Metro Bank raises £375m in discounted share sale

The challenger bank surpassed expectations after completing a £375m fundraise, albeit at ...
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May 16, 2019

Open banking ushers in new world of personal finance

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May 15, 2019

Fraud and scam complaints soar by 40%

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May 15, 2019

Bank customers demand new tech but are reluctant to use it

Concerns about security and privacy is putting bank customers off using new technologies l...
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May 14, 2019

Savings app Moneybox now lets you invest ethically

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May 13, 2019

Metro Bank assures customers their money is safe as rumours set in

ISAs: your back-to-basics guide for 2018/19

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your unused ISA allowance ahead of the 5 April deadli...

A guide to Sharia savings accounts

A number of Sharia savings products have upped their game in recent months, beating more familiar competitors ...

Five ways to get on the property ladder without the Bank of Mum and Dad

A report suggests the Bank of Mum and Dad is running low on funds. Fortunately, there are other options for st...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

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