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  • This week's best savings rates Moneywise - Thu, Feb 11, 2016 11:42 GMT

    In this article, Moneywise reviews regular, children's savings, fixed-rate and instant-access accounts with the best savings rates currently on the market. Remember, these rates are before tax, but from ...

  • Best 0% credit card deals Moneywise - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 14:48 GMT

    Best 0% purchase cards If you're looking to splash out on a big purchase, then it's best to look for a credit card with the longest 0% period. This will give you the most time to pay-off the purchase without ...

  • Best credit cards for international shopping Moneywise - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 14:19 GMT

    Remember, it's often sensible to pay for purchases when you're abroad by credit card – if anything untoward does happen, you will be covered by your provider for purchases over £100. But many cards charge ...

  • This week's best current accounts Moneywise - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 14:14 GMT

    While interest rates aren't doing much to help you boost your balances, there are still plenty of things you need to bear in mind when choosing which current account to go for. If you are the type of person ...

  • While free cash from the Co-op isn’t to be sniffed at, you’ll need to do a lot to get it. The Halifax Reward Account is similar, but also simpler. You'll earn £5 each month every time you don't go overdrawn, ...

  • Barclays offer rewards for new customers Moneywise - Fri, Jan 8, 2016 17:18 GMT

    Barclays is offering double rewards, worth up to £16, in January to people signing up to its Blue Rewards scheme, as banks compete to win new current account customers in January. The double-reward deal ...

  • Invest in 2016 Moneywise - Fri, Jan 8, 2016 13:16 GMT

    Why invest when I can save? ‘A penny saved is a penny earned’ – perhaps in the heady days of high interest rates, but now, with the ‘new normal’ being near-zero interest rates, saving your money in an ...

  • HSBC online banking woes move into second day Moneywise - Wed, Jan 6, 2016 16:10 GMT

    HSBC customers have been left frustrated after being unable to access their online accounts for a second day running. The bank says a “complex technical issue” has resulted in all personal current account ...

  • Why you need to buy travel insurance now! Moneywise - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 09:13 GMT

    Booking your holiday months before you travel can be a great way of saving money, but unless you buy your travel insurance at the same time, you could end up undoing all your savings. A common misconception ...

  • How to take cash out of your pension Moneywise - Fri, Dec 4, 2015 10:49 GMT

    From the age of 55 you should, theoretically, be able to treat your pension like a bank account – taking out what you need when you need it – but while some pension companies have embraced the changes ...

  • How credit rating agencies work Moneywise - Fri, Dec 4, 2015 09:34 GMT

    We all know how important it is to check your credit rating, and that having a decent score will improve your chances of being able to borrow at the best rates. But the link between your credit score and ...

  • Government pushes for cheaper household bills Moneywise - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 16:45 GMT

    Consumers could benefit from cheaper utility, banking and broadband bills as a result of a wide-ranging government push to drive down household bills through increased competition. "Today's plan from ...

  • The new pension rules - do they work? Moneywise - Wed, Nov 11, 2015 09:58 GMT

    Pension Flexibility has revolutionised retirement but not everyone has been able to access their savings due to high charges and restrictions from pension providers. From April 2015, those aged over-55 ...

  • HMRC leaves taxpayers confused Moneywise - Thu, Nov 5, 2015 09:42 GMT

    Half of all telephone calls to HM Revenue and Customs go unanswered - meaning many people with questions about the complicated UK tax system are being left adrift. According to a scathing new report from ...

  • The best current account for UK customers revealed Moneywise - Mon, Nov 2, 2015 16:06 GMT

    The Halifax Reward Current Account has been named the most popular among people looking at ‘personalised’ best buy tables from GoCompare.com. Almost a fifth (19%) of people using its ‘midata’ service – ...

  • Quick – beat the demise of credit card perks Moneywise - Mon, Nov 2, 2015 10:44 GMT

    If you’d like to benefit from cashback you need to act now – deals are set to be slashed in December. On 9 December, a new EU rule comes into force to cap the amount of money credit card companies manage ...

  • Workers waste £948 a year on coffee and snacks Moneywise - Mon, Oct 26, 2015 10:23 GMT

    A typical adult in the UK spends £948 a year on ‘invisible’ items, a new study has revealed. The research, commissioned by investment and retirement solutions provider Aviva, found that, on average, an ...

  • Cyber attack on TalkTalk: what should you do? Moneywise - Fri, Oct 23, 2015 14:24 BST

    An investigation by the Metropolitan Police has been launched into a ‘cyber attack’ on communications firm TalkTalk that could see hundreds of thousands of customers’ data stolen by hackers. Here’s our ...

  • Consumers let down by lazy banks should switch Moneywise - Thu, Oct 22, 2015 11:56 BST

    Banks must make it easier for customers to switch bank accounts, according to the Competition and Markets Authority. Following a detailed investigation into the personal and business banking sector – worth ...

  • Halifax tempts new current account and mortgage customers Moneywise - Tue, Oct 20, 2015 15:34 BST

    Halifax is offering extra perks to new mortgage and current account customers, in an attempt to attract new business. First-time-buyers and home movers who successfully apply for a mortgage before 6 December ...

  • Gap year spending (Part 2 of 2) Moneywise - Thu, Oct 8, 2015 16:13 BST

    This is a continuation of a previous feature story. HOW FAR WILL YOUR MONEY GO? The cost of living varies wildly around the globe. You can live like a king in some countries on £20 a day – in other destinations ...

  • TSB gives car loan customers free MOTs Moneywise - Wed, Sep 16, 2015 16:45 BST

    Car buyers can get free MOTs when taking a personal loan to buy a car thanks to a limited-time offer from TSB. The banks existing current account holders seeking to borrow £1,000 to £25,000 for a vehicle ...

  • Santander more than doubles its 123 fee Moneywise - Tue, Sep 15, 2015 15:29 BST

    Some 3.6 million Santander customers will be hit by fee increases on the bank's flagship 123 range. From 11 January, the charge for the 123 current account will rise to £5 a month from £2, and monthly ...

  • Tesco Bank axes current fee after Santander's hike Moneywise - Tue, Sep 15, 2015 12:17 BST

    Tesco Bank is to axe its £5 monthly current account fee for new and existing customers from Thursday 17 September. The move follows Santander's announcement that it will almost treble the fee on its popular ...

  • Get £150 by opening a First Direct current account Moneywise - Tue, Sep 8, 2015 13:32 BST

    First Direct is offering new customers up to £150 to switch to its current account. Previously the bank offered £125 to new customers, but it will now pay a £150 sign-up bonus to people who apply via MoneySupermarket.com. ...

  • Halifax offers £125 to account switchers Moneywise - Mon, Sep 7, 2015 13:54 BST

    Halifax is trying to tempt in new current account customers with a new £125 sign-up offer. People switching to its Reward Account via the Current Account Switching Service (CASS) will receive £125 when ...

  • The newest and best money apps Moneywise - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 15:57 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 15:26 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 11:19 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 ...

  • 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 10:12 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 12:44 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 11:51 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 10:43 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 17:17 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. ...

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