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How does my credit score affect my car insurance premium?

When you take out a new car insurance, an insurer may look at your credit history to decide whether or not to sell you the policy. Confusingly, sometimes they will also look before you’ve bought a policy and this search will show up on your credit score.

Five ways to slash your home insurance bill

Home insurance costs have been steadily rising over the past 12 months, and now stand at £161.87 per year according to the AA, but there are lots of quick and easy ways to cut the cost of your bill. From making sure you’re not left short when you claim, to seeking out the best cashback deals, here are five of the most efficient ways to slash your bill.

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.

What car insurance cover should you get?

It’s illegal to drive a car without insurance, but knowing which cover to choose can be a tricky decision. Before choosing your policy, it’s important to understand the different car insurance types and what they provide.

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.

How to slash the cost of your petrol and diesel

Motorists have plenty of different costs to worry about when it comes to keeping on the road, from the initial outlay to the ever-increasing car insurance and road tax.

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.

Tracking What You Spend. The First Step to a Brighter Financial Future

'A fool and his money are soon parted', is a saying that dates back to 16th Century England, and is still true today. Spending money is easy. Too easy. Temptation is everywhere, and we think we will be happy once we have the all the material things we want. But stop for a moment – would you rather have things or financial freedom?

How to make money from your Christmas shopping

The festive season is almost upon us, so it’s time to get shopping. According to GoCompare, the average household spends an average of more than £700 over the Christmas period, with more than half of that going towards presents for friends and family.

How to save money on your food bill

For many of us, spending money on food is one of our largest expenses. We’ve compiled some of our favourite tips to help you save money on food; check them out to cut the cash you spend on groceries.

How to cut home moving costs

Latest figures from Lloyds Bank have found that the average cost of moving home is now £12,110 - up by £486 on last year. But there are ways to keep escalating costs under control.