Family life

Ask the Experts: "My partner is moving in with me. Do we need to draw up an agreement?"

Thursday, 24 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Moving in with your partner is an exciting time, but if you want to be sensible you need to think about what will happen to your finances if your relationship breaks down.

Stat of the month: Cost of raising a child jumps to £75,436

Thursday, 24 August 2017 | News

The basic cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has risen to £75,436 for a couple, with family finances being hit as the government reduces the amount of financial support available.

A third of teens ‘carefree’ with their cash

Monday, 14 August 2017 | News

The summer holidays are in full swing, but 35% of teens are being “carefree” or not very careful with their cash, Equifax research reveals.

Funny money: Kids celebrate as tooth fairy inflation hits 4.9%

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

The amount of money the tooth fairy leaves under a child’s pillow has increased by 4.9% in the last year.

Family financial decision-making on the rise as money no longer a taboo at home

Friday, 04 August 2017 | News

Managing finances individually could soon be a thing of the past as new trends suggest families no longer find discussing money a taboo subject.

Ask the experts: "I'm separated from my ex but would it be best financially to get a divorce?"

Thursday, 03 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Whether to get divorced or not is totally down to you and what you consider to be important.

Lloyds teams up with Macmillan to help customers affected by cancer

Monday, 31 July 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

It’s been a tough week for Lloyds Banking Group – first it had to set aside an additional £700...

Bank of Mum and Dad being stretched to the limit

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

Pressure on the Bank of Mum and Dad is forcing many parents to make significant sacrifices and put their own finances at risk, according to new research from Seven Investment Management (7IM).

Forget the lattes and avocado on toast – millennials are saving for their futures

Friday, 21 July 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Millennials have arguably been dealt a trickier hand in life to deal with than their parents; we’ve got ever-increasing rent and house prices to contend with, pretty much no final salary pension schemes to prop ourselves up...

Over-50s pressured to buy unregulated funeral plans

Friday, 07 July 2017 | News

Providers of pre-paid funeral plans are using high pressure sales tactics to encourage over 50s to buy their policies, according to a new report.