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  • Tried and tested tips on choosing a student bank account

    Unless you deal solely in cash, if you are heading to university this year, you're going to need a bank account. And the range on offer for 2014 isn't at all bad.... Read more

    Jack Donkin - Work experience student, University of West England

    Updated: 19 August 2014

  • Best student bank accounts 2014

    With A-level results just around the corner, many school and college leavers will be starting to gear up for their first year at university.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 06 August 2014

  • Current accounts: which banks are winning and losing customers?

    Switching current accounts is big business. Since the Payment Council's Current Account Switch Guarantee was launched last September, it's been quicker and easier for cus... Read more

    Laura Howard - Content Editor, Money and Lifestyle

    Updated: 01 August 2014

  • Urgent - £125 for switching to top bank account ends on Thursday!

    Interest-paying current accounts have been hitting the headlines for some time due to their market-beating rates - some of which leave savings accounts in the dust.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 22 July 2014

  • More trade current accounts

    The Payments Council has today released its half-yearly figures which demonstrate a steadily-growing appetite among consumers for switching current accounts.... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 16 July 2014

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  • New cap on payday loan charges

    Sky-high interest charges imposed by payday loans could become a thing of the past following proposals from the city regulator to cap the amount lenders can charge.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 15 July 2014

  • UK debt mountain only set to rise

    Nine million Brits are living in fear of escalating debt as they're forced to rely on credit for everyday expenses like energy and transport, according our research at Mo... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 04 April 2014

  • Financial worry on the rise

    More than a third of UK adults face daily financial stress and more than half worry about money at least occasionally, according to some research we carried out here at M... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 30 December 2013

  • How to get out of debt

    If you've got a mountain of debt to pay off and you feel things are starting to get out of control, you'll no doubt be feeling scared and alone and wondering how you'll e... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 19 December 2013

  • 5 steps to being debt-free

    The total amount owed by UK households has hit a record high of £1.43 trillion, according to the latest figures from the Bank of England. On average, that means eac... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 19 December 2013

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  • How to build the perfect ISA portfolio

    With thousands of different funds to choose from, working out which investments to hold in your stocks and shares ISA can seem impossible.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 06 March 2013

  • Pick your financial dream team

    The 2012 European Championships are upon us and, seeing as you won't be able to escape the football for the next few weeks anyway, we've jumped aboard the bandwagon to gi... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 06 June 2012

  • Q&A: What's happening to stock markets?

    Billions of pounds have been wiped off the values of shares after stock markets suffered their biggest falls since the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers in S... Read more

    Clare Francis - Editor-in-chief

    Updated: 22 September 2011

  • How to survive stock market turmoil

    Stock market turmoil has left millions of people with pensions and investments wondering which way to turn.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 10 August 2011

  • What do credit ratings mean?

    Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the US government's rating from AAA to AA+ for the first time in history has sent global stock markets in... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 09 August 2011

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  • 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.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 10 July 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 ... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 26 June 2014

  • Can I top up my fixed rate ISA?

    As of July 1, 2014, rules surrounding tax-free ISAs (individual savings accounts) are changing - and all for the better. If you are an existing ISA holder, your account w... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 25 June 2014

  • Are you ready for an interest rate rise?

    Don't let the headline panic you. There are no interest rate rises on the horizon in the near future but rates are expected to go up next year.... Read more

    Clare Francis - Editor-in-chief

    Updated: 15 May 2014

  • Where to save £100 a month

    Average monthly savings have shot through the £100 mark, according to the National Savings & Investments (NS&I) latest quarterly survey. ... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 08 May 2014

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Student finance news

  • Best student bank accounts 2014

    With A-level results just around the corner, many school and college leavers will be starting to gear up for their first year at university.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 06 August 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... Read more

    Jack Donkin - Work experience student, University of West England

    Updated: 05 June 2014

  • How to fund your life at university

    There's no escaping the fact that university is expensive but, if you know where to look, there are lots of sources of funding available to help you make ends meet.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 14 August 2013

  • Student loans: How do they work?

    OK, you've got the grades to get to into university - brilliant. Now you just need to work out how to cover your costs while you're there.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 14 August 2013

  • Student accounts for 2013

    So you've got the A-level results you wanted and you're off to university. The next decision you'll need to make is which student account to go for.... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 13 August 2013

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Pensions news

  • Pension changes explained

    Updated on June 27, 2014

    The Chancellor announced the biggest overhaul of the pensions system for almost a century in the 2014 Budget, giving those ap... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 20 March 2014

  • Back to basics: Everything you need to know about pensions

    Many of us find it hard enough just to make ends meet every month, so pensions are often pushed to the bottom of the pile when it comes to our financial priorities.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 31 January 2014

  • What does the Autumn Statement mean for you?

    The Chancellor's Autumn Statement was chock-full of cheery statistics about the performance of the economy - but hard-pressed consumers across the land will be trying to ... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 05 December 2013

  • Essential advice for your retirement plans

    If you dream of hanging up your work boots and spending your retirement years travelling around the world or even just pottering about the garden, you need to start think... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 17 October 2013

  • Will you ever be able to retire?

    If it feels like your retirement is getting further away as you get older - rather than closer - you certainly won't be alone.... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 18 September 2013

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Business finance news

  • 2014: Time to set up your own business?

    Small businesses have had a rough ride in recent years, often refused loans by banks and building societies reluctant to lend during recent difficult economic times.... Read more

    Melanie Wright - Financial journalist

    Updated: 15 January 2014

  • Best for Business: Top deals for borrowers and savers

    Last week, our Best for Business series focused on the best current accounts and credit cards for your business. This week, we're taking a closer look at the best places ... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 13 February 2013

  • Best for Business: Bag a better bank account and credit card

    Our Best for Business series has, until now, focused solely on the types of insurance you need, whether you run a small 'white collar' business, work from home, are a tra... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 08 February 2013

  • Focus on: Barclaycard offers 3% cashback for small businesses

    Cashback deals on financial products are in vogue following the huge promotional push behind the Santander 123 current account earlier this year. ... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 04 April 2012

  • Give your business a boost

    One of the more positive announcements in this year's Budget was the launch of a scheme aimed at giving the nation's small businesses a boost by offering them cheaper loa... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 22 March 2012

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