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Tell a friend

Friday, 06 February 2009 | Article

In the current financial climate it pays to be on top of your finances and fully aware of your rights as well as knowing how you can cut back and make the most of your money.

Fight for your money

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

When it comes to our everyday financial products and services, we’re too easily taken for a ride.

Get a consistent savings rate

Friday, 30 January 2009 | News

Building societies have offered savers the most consistent rates over the past 12 and 36 months, despite fluctuations in Bank of England interest rates causing havoc for many savers’ returns.

Savers missing out by not switching

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 | News

A third of savings accounts now pay less than 0.5% while 16% pay a measly 0.1% or less.

Grab a bonus rate to boost your savings

Friday, 23 January 2009 | News

Moving your savings into an account with a 12-month bonus period could help you evade lower interest rates and still make a return on your savings.

More misery for savers

Wednesday, 21 January 2009 | News

The cost of living may be coming down but with inflation still well above target, savers continue to suffer from poor returns on their nest-eggs.

Will the bail-out help your finances?

Tuesday, 20 January 2009 | Article

At the end of last year, the government announced a scheme - termed the banking bail-out - which it hoped would kick-start the economy by supporting banks during the downturn.

Give your kids a financial leg-up

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video

Moneywise Children's Savings Awards 2009

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Whether you’re looking for an account to help your child save their pocket money or a long-term investment plan to help put them through university, there’s a myriad of options and it’s not always easy to know what might be...

Compensation shake-up on the cards

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | News

Savers should be paid compensation if a bank collapses regardless of their level of debt with the same firm, the financial watchdog has proposed.