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  • The newest and best money apps Moneywise - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 16:57 BST

    Technology is not just for geeks. It's for anyone who wants to make life easier, that includes banking and managing money. Thanks to a raft of new banking and savings apps and services launching in recent ...

  • Personal loan rates at lowest-ever levels Moneywise - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 16:26 BST

    Personal loan rates for sums of £5,000 and £7,500 have fallen to their lowest-ever. The average rate for a £5,000 loan is 6.05%, which is just over a fifth lower than it was at the start of 2015, according ...

  • Top Student Bank Accounts Moneywise - Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:19 BST

    A level results land on 13 August, and tens of thousands of 'fresher' students will be getting ready to head to university for the first time. If you or your children are joining them, finding the right ...

  • This week's best current accounts Moneywise - Fri, Aug 21, 2015 10:15 BST

    With the introduction of seven day switching it has never been easier to take your current account to a new provider. So if you have been unhappy with your current bank's customer service, interest rates ...

  • Student bank accounts rated lovemoney.com - Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:38 BST

    Who's offering the top student bank accounts for the class of 2015/16?

  • MBNA balance transfer card tops best buy table Moneywise - Fri, Aug 7, 2015 11:12 BST

    MBNA has improved the terms on its balance transfer credit card, offering a market-leading 0% interest on balance transfers for a full three years. MBNA is now one of six providers offering 36 months 0% ...

  • Confusion about value puts customers off switching banks Moneywise - Wed, Aug 5, 2015 13:44 BST

    Consumers are put off switching current accounts because they cannot meaningfully compare the value offered by different accounts. Some 55% of people find it impossible to determine the value of their ...

  • Holidaymakers to spend £420 on credit cards this summer Moneywise - Wed, Aug 5, 2015 12:51 BST

    UK holidaymakers are expected to spend £420 each on credit cards while on holiday this summer. Some 14.3 million people will spend £6 billion, 10% more than in 2012, according to research from Post Office ...

  • Post Office to stop selling premium bonds from 1 August Moneywise - Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:43 BST

    The Post Office is to stop selling premium bonds from 1 August after National Savings and Investments (NS&I) pulled the plug on a 46-year face-to-face sales arrangement. From August, anyone wanting to ...

  • 10 ways to help your child save money while studying Moneywise - Wed, Jul 29, 2015 18:17 BST

    University can be an expensive time and with three-quarters of universities now charging the maximum £9,000 a year in tuition fees, it has never been more important to help your child manage their finances. ...

  • Three rules for paying off credit cards Moneywise - Mon, Jul 27, 2015 11:49 BST

    Credit cards can be used to pay for virtually anything and, at the end of 2013 61.7 million were in use in the UK, according to the UK Cards Association. Most banks and building societies have their own ...

  • How to take a grown-up gap year Moneywise - Thu, Jul 16, 2015 12:09 BST

    Taking a gap year to travel the world is typically considered the preserve of school-leavers on a tight budget but the trend is far from limited to the young. Older travellers are increasingly seeking ...

  • 12% of kids accidentally caught out by in-app purchases Moneywise - Tue, Jul 14, 2015 17:23 BST

    Some 12% of secondary school-age children have accidentally spent money on 'in-app' purchases. A further 7% of 11 to 18-year-olds have received a big phone bill due to accidental in-app purchases. The ...

  • My money matters: Kate Garraway Moneywise - Mon, Jul 13, 2015 16:32 BST

    Tell us about your early career. Did you always want to be a journalist? I wanted to be a vet as a child and even did quite a bit of work experience at our local vets. I loved it but when I realised you ...

  • A third of children worry about money Moneywise - Fri, Jul 10, 2015 11:11 BST

    One in three children in the UK admit that they worry about money, according to a new survey. While 89% of parents have money worries, they fail to hide their anxiety from their children with almost three-quarters ...

  • Revealed: the UK's most trusted financial providers Moneywise - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 14:00 BST

    Companies may come and go, while the way we deal with product providers has also changed as we've moved firmly into the internet age. But one thing remains true: no matter what else changes around us, ...

  • Brits waste £2 billion by not switching Moneywise - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 12:04 BST

    More than seven million consumers could be wasting around £2 billion in savings by not switching to the most competitive financial products, according to comparison site GoCompare.com. The website said ...

  • TSB ups Monthly Saver rate to 5% Moneywise - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:06 BST

    TSB has increased the rate it pays on its TSB Monthly Saver from 2% gross/AER to 5%. Savers must have a TSB current account to open the Monthly Saver and the most they can deposit each month is £250. The ...

  • 25 best-ever money tips Moneywise - Thu, Jun 25, 2015 12:21 BST

    A lot has changed in 25 years. In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee had just laid the foundations for what would later become the internet; you could still smoke on planes; and the Bank of England's base rate stood ...

  • RBS crowned Least Trusted provider - again Moneywise - Tue, Jun 23, 2015 10:54 BST

    RBS has been named least trusted financial provider for the third time in four years at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards. The troubled bank suffered the same fate last year, and in 2012. Most recently ...

  • First Direct named Most Trusted Financial Provider of 2015 Moneywise - Tue, Jun 16, 2015 11:42 BST

    First Direct has been voted Most Trusted Financial Provider by the biggest survey of financial services customers in Britain. Moneywise revealed the winners of its 2015 Customer Service Awards – in which ...

  • Set yourself a savings goal Moneywise - Thu, Jun 11, 2015 11:59 BST

    Successful saving is arguably a lot like exercise – no pain, no gain. As is the case when undertaking a new fitness regime, if you properly commit yourself and stick to it, the long-term rewards can be ...

  • Investing platform launches Apple Watch app Moneywise - Wed, May 27, 2015 17:24 BST

    Investing platform True Potential Investments (TPI) has launched the first app for the Apple Watch that allows investors to invest and save directly from the device. TPI runs a fund supermarket (tpinvestor.com) ...

  • Challenger banks winning current account war Moneywise - Thu, May 21, 2015 17:55 BST

    Bank customers who use the government-backed current account comparison tool 'midata', are overwhelmingly rejecting the big high street banks in favour of smaller challengers. Analysis of the midata switching ...

  • Challenger banks: the good, the bad and the different Moneywise - Tue, May 19, 2015 16:51 BST

    The so-called challenger banks have big hurdles to surmount in their efforts to entice a wider retail audience. In the past few years new players have been arriving on the bank- ing scene, allegedly to ...

  • Claims managers fuelling PPI complaints Moneywise - Tue, May 19, 2015 11:28 BST

    Claims managers fuelling PPI complaints Laura Whitcombe Almost two-thirds of the 329,509 complaints received by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) over the past year were about payment protection insurance ...

  • 34% of holidaymakers overlook travel insurance Moneywise - Tue, May 12, 2015 11:51 BST

    More than a third of holidaymakers (34%) don't buy travel insurance when they book their holiday, leaving them without cancellation cover if they are unable to go on their trip. Cancellation and curtailment ...

  • Holiday scams to avoid this summer Moneywise - Mon, May 11, 2015 12:31 BST
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    When you're booking holidays and making travel arrangements, scams, fraud and sneaky surcharges abound. Here are some of the tricks and pitfalls we could all do with avoiding. Booking online A common trick ...

  • May's Premium Bonds prize winning numbers lovemoney.com - Fri, May 1, 2015 09:57 BST

    See if one of your numbers has landed you a big money prize this month.

  • Top ISA rates come from a bank you've probably never heard of lovemoney.com - Thu, Apr 30, 2015 12:36 BST

    You can get market-leading tax-free returns with Punjab National Bank. But is it a safe place for your money?

  • Scam Watch: The free trial scam Moneywise - Tue, Apr 28, 2015 13:44 BST

    Twenty years ago, a tech-savvy music fan logged on to the internet and became the first person ever to make an online purchase - a CD of Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales album - for the sum of £7.74. Today, ...

  • Have Budget changes made cash Isas worthless? Moneywise - Thu, Apr 23, 2015 14:16 BST
    piggy bank savings

    From next year basic-rate taxpayers can earn £1,000 in interest a year on savings without paying tax

  • Barclays biggest loser from current accounts switching Moneywise - Thu, Apr 23, 2015 11:23 BST

    The number of customers who switched current account provider in the last 12 months has jumped by 7%, new figures have revealed, with Barclays experiencing the biggest net loss of customers. Data from ...

  • The banks and building societies we're ditching lovemoney.com - Thu, Apr 23, 2015 09:45 BST
    Cutting up credit card

    Whose current accounts are we deserting and why?

  • Why ignoring these commitments will cost you lovemoney.com - Tue, Apr 21, 2015 16:20 BST

    Here's why not paying attention to these 10 things is bad for your wealth.

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