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  • NS&I 2.2% savings bond: is it worth going for? (copy) lovemoney.com - Wed, Apr 12, 2017 01:00 BST
    NS&I 2.2% savings bond: is it worth going for? (copy)

    The new National Savings and Investments (NS&I) bond has officially launched, but your money could do better elsewhere.

  • NatWest Reward changes: can it still beat the Santander 123 current account? (copy)

    Cashback is being slashed on the NatWest Reward account, we look at whether it’s worth keeping and if it still beats the Santander 123 Current Account.

  • Beatrix Potter colour coins: will you be able to buy the new Peter Rabbit coin?

    The Royal Mint is to unveil four new Beatrix Potter 50p designs. The first coin, featuring Peter Rabbit, is already proving hugely popular with collectors.

  • Britons admit to sitting on £721 billion stockpile of 'dead money' Yahoo Finance UK - Tue, Mar 14, 2017 15:42 GMT
    Britons admit to sitting on £721 billion stockpile of 'dead money'

    Britons have an average of £14,000 each of ‘dead money’ sitting idle in a raft of accounts and savings products – and they don’t have a clue what to do with it. Lisa Caplan, head of financial advice for Nutmeg, which conducted the study, said that while putting money away was a sensible move, people could be more savvy …

  • Depression and debt: how your mental health links with your money problems (copy)

    Attitudes towards mental health problems are improving but we still don't see how they link to financial issues.

  • Invest in 2016 Moneywise - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 14:55 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 ...

  • Can you bank ethically in Britain? Moneywise - Fri, May 17, 2013 11:39 BST
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    The reputations of Britain's high street banks are in tatters. They've been manipulating interbank lending rates (Barclays), accused of laundering money for terrorists (HSBC) and a technical glitch affected ...

  • Call yourself a financial adventurer? From play-it-safers to plate spinners, the five types of saver are identified

    A leading financial services group believes it has exploded the myth that once people turn 50, they’re all pretty much similar beasts – one eye on retirement and looking to build a pension pot. Saga Investment Services, working alongside behavioural researchers The Big Window and interviewing more than 1,000 over 50s, …

  • Digital-only banks face big challenge to usurp traditional high street giants

    Digital-only challenger banks face an uphill task to convince British consumers they can hold their own against traditional, well established brands. Less than two thirds of Britons are aware of the fintech concept – and only a fifth has used one of the new breed of digital financial services providers over the past year, …

  • Sterling steadies after rollercoaster linked to Brexit debate

    It only took last weekend, which provided some much needed respite, for Sterling’s plight to return to the top of investors’ agenda.

  • This week's best current accounts Moneywise - Fri, Oct 7, 2016 16:36 BST

    Interest rates on savings accounts are so low that more people are turning to their current accounts to grow their savings. If you keep your balance in credit they can deliver bumper returns, but some ...

  • Best credit cards for international shopping Moneywise - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 13:00 BST
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    With the pounder weaker than it's been in the last few years, making your holiday go as far as possible might be playing on your mind more than usual. Remember, it's often sensible to pay for purchases ...

  • Best 0% credit card deals Moneywise - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 12:42 BST

    Choosing the right card can be a difficult task but Moneywise has sifted through the plastic to find the very best credit cards to suit a variety of spending patterns. Our weekly round-up contains all ...

  • This week's best savings rates Moneywise - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 10:30 BST

    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 ...

  • Leaving A Digital Legacy Moneywise - Thu, Aug 18, 2016 23:55 BST
    Lawyers are advising will clients to consider their digital legacy

    Going through and sorting out someone's stuff after they've died is a sad and difficult process: photographs, books, CDs or records, old DVDs and videos – it all takes time

  • Could you be an evening entrepreneur? Moneywise - Tue, Aug 9, 2016 17:40 BST

    Worried about the financial risks of setting up a new business? Meet the enterprising people who have kept their day job, while pursuing their dream after hours. Amanda Hodges may spend her working day ...

  • How to go cardless Moneywise - Mon, Jul 4, 2016 11:50 BST
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    The popularity of contactless cards has led to talk of a near-cashless economy in the not too distant future. Here's how it could work for you.

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    Opening a joint account as a young couple is as momentous a decision as moving in together – and bigger than deciding to marry, it seems.

  • How to save money with foreign exchange Moneywise - Fri, May 13, 2016 09:10 BST

    The world is smaller than ever. Until 2017, at least, any UK citizen is free to work, study or retire anywhere in the eurozone, and many people travel even further afield. But as we move around the world, ...

  • 8 ways to earn a grand Moneywise - Mon, May 9, 2016 13:33 BST

    Do you dream of earning thousands without the taxman getting his mitts on it? I’m not suggesting you take up correspondence with a Panamanian law firm, but you simply need to make the most of your tax-free ...

  • Top tips for a good financial spring clean Yahoo Finance UK - Thu, Mar 24, 2016 17:10 GMT
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    Easter is a natural time to spruce up your surroundings. But why not extend the spring clean to your finances?

  • Financial tips for the disabled Moneywise - Fri, Mar 18, 2016 10:18 GMT

    No one ever thinks it will happen to them but the reality is that all too often fate steps in and thousands are left disabled every year. While disability is regularly perceived as a lifelong condition, ...

  • How to deal with credit cards Moneywise - Mon, Mar 14, 2016 11:10 GMT

    From interest-free balance transfers to cashback deals every time you shop, make the most of your flexible friend. Almost half of us have a credit card and the amount we spend on them is steadily rising. ...

  • Too young to think about funeral plans? Moneywise - Thu, Mar 10, 2016 12:13 GMT

    Is it possible to buy a pre-paid funeral plan with a lump sum if you’re aged under 50? I am 46 and recently inherited a few thousand pounds. I would like to use the money to pay for my own funeral, but ...

  • 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 18:18 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 ...

  • HSBC online banking woes move into second day Moneywise - Wed, Jan 6, 2016 17:10 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 before you go away 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 11:49 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 10:34 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 17:45 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 10:58 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 10:42 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 17:06 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 11:44 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 ...

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