Savings

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What to Look For When Choosing A Savings Account

Savings accounts can be confusing. There are so many to choose from, and what exactly are the differences between them? To stop you getting a headache comparing all the different accounts out there, we have done the hard work for you.

The energy price cap and what it means for you

It can’t have escaped your notice that it’s all got a bit chilly lately. Indeed the temperatures have got so cold that we’ve already had our first cases of snow in the UK. Winter is indeed here.

Sending Money Home. How to Do it Right?

With over 250 million migrant workers across the globe, sending a total of $600 Billion to families and friends, it is clear that there is money to be made in charging for remittances services. It is estimated that at least $32 billion of the total has gone on fees and charges.

The best way to teach your child to save

The tooth fairy, generous grandparents, and a weekly pocket allowance all need to go somewhere, but instead of your child stashing this cash into a piggy box, or splashing it at the toy shop, why not encourage them to put it into a bank account so they can watch it grow.

Too Much Month for Your Money? Three ways to make your money last all month.

We’ve all been there …… looking at an empty bank account, a bare cupboard and a full 10 days until payday. Suddenly, that spending spree at the beginning of the month isn’t looking quite so clever. Another month where good intentions have gone out the window, and you are looking at a very boring, not to mention stressful, time trying to make ends meet. So just how can we make our money last all month, while still having the occasional treat?

Do I Need a Pension?

Pensions are complicated. Sometimes it is hard to plan what is going to happen next week, let alone in twenty or thirty years. The government has been encouraging us to pay into pension schemes and save for our retirement and offered some tax incentives to do so. But what exactly are we paying for and what do we hope to receive at retirement age?