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Understanding

Introduction

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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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Jul 17, 2019

The ultimate holiday money-saving guide for 2019

Planning a trip away can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive so here are the indust...
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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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Jul 25, 2018

Purchases abroad: why you should never pay in pounds

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Jul 24, 2018

Student bank accounts: top picks

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Jun 29, 2018

Three ways to make the most of your work bonus

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Jun 28, 2018

A million married couples still missing out on tax break worth £100s

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Jun 27, 2018

Virgin launches savings account offering air miles instead of interest

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Jun 22, 2018

VIDEO: How and why you need to consider your financial wellness

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Jun 20, 2018

Just how safe are contactless cards?

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Jun 13, 2018

Pick children’s account carefully to avoid ‘surprise’ tax bill

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Jun 11, 2018

Five top tips to make your kids money savvy

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Jun 01, 2018

The pros and cons of joint bank accounts

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May 31, 2018

Top 10 tips to get your finances in shape this summer

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May 22, 2018

‘Should I move my lower paying cash ISA to a top fixed savings deal?’

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May 04, 2018

Married couples: check if you’re eligible for an up to £900 tax break

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Apr 11, 2018

HMRC clamps down on tax avoidance: 18 ways to pay less tax in 2018

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Apr 11, 2018

Non-disclosure of assets upon divorce: is anywhere safe to hide?

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Mar 23, 2018

Significant lack of awareness of flexible and portfolio ISA rules

News

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Aug 23, 2019

First Direct named customer service champion by Which?

But “sneaky and greedy” Ryanair came in last place.
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Aug 20, 2019

How a PPI windfall could impact benefits, care funding and inheritance tax

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Aug 20, 2019

Scammers clone saving and debt sites

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Aug 20, 2019

Hargreaves Lansdown partners with BLME for savings

The Sharia-compliant bank’s products will be available on the investment platform’s sa...
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Aug 16, 2019

First Direct ditches £10 a month fee for 1st Account

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Aug 16, 2019

Monzo starts offering loans to current account customers

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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