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  • The true cost of being a football fan

    It’s not easy being a football fan. Your team’s results – and probably those of your rivals – will ultimately make-or-break every one of your weekends between now and May next

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 22 August 2014

  • ISA beware! Is your rate about to fall?

    Got money sitting in a cash ISA? Then beware as your rate could be about to plummet.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 20 August 2014

  • Commuting costs on track for ANOTHER rise

    Regulated rail fares look set to rise by up to 5.5% in 2015 – pushing the total increase since the last election to nearly 25% - meaning already cash-strapped commuters will f

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 19 August 2014

  • Focus on: New! Earn a leading 1.4% on savings without losing access

    Savers looking for an easy access account paying competitive returns have had slim pickings of late – but the number of options to choose from is growing.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 06 August 2014

  • Should you fix your savings rate now?

    Recent weeks have seen a flurry of new fixed rate savings accounts hit the market. But with interest rate rises looking more likely, is now the time to lock up your savings?

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 24 July 2014

  • Don’t let your £15,000 NISA go to waste

    You can now stash even more of your cash into an ISA, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to boost your tax-free returns.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 10 July 2014

  • Now you can save £15,000/year tax-free!

    July 1 signals the dawn of the New ISA era, when more of your cash can earn tax-free returns.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 26 June 2014

  • Focus on: Tax-free savings at 2.1%, fixed for two years

    There’s a double whammy of good news for savers this week as, not only can you now save up to £15,000 tax-free with the launch of the New ISA (NISA), but a raft of brand new m

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 26 June 2014

  • 5 reasons for savers to be cheerful

    There hasn’t been a lot for savers to cheer about in recent years with interest rates stuck down 0.5%. And the government’s Funding for Lending scheme, which made cheap funds

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 12 June 2014

  • 10 money mistakes I made in my first year at university

    Jack Donkin, 19, has just completed his first year at the University of West England in Bristol, where he is studying for a marketing degree. So what has he learned about budg

    Jack Donkin

    Updated: 05 June 2014

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