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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 approaching retirement much greater choice and flexibility over their future finances.

20 March 2014

Top 5 places to save

If recent research is anything to go by, it would seem that record low savings rates haven’t deterred savers from putting money aside each month – in fact, Brits are now saving more than they were 10 years ago.

20 February 2014

Top 20 money-wasters

Who can honestly say they spend every single penny wisely? Whether it’s to save time, or simply because we’ve not done our homework, most of us waste money occasionally. Here are 20 of life’s biggest money-wasters, and how to get around them.

20 February 2014

5 top tips for your tax return

It’s that time of year when, if you haven’t already completed your self-assessment tax return for 2012-13, you need to get your skates on to avoid a fine. In fact, the deadline is Friday this week!

23 January 2014


What is the Cold Weather Payment?

We’ve had our first deep frosts, parts of the country have seen snowfalls, and the last glimmers of autumn warmth have surely seeped away.

14 November 2013

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Avios Travel Rewards explained

Getting a reward on your everyday spending is brilliant – that’s why so many of us are joining loyalty or cashback schemes.

24 October 2013

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How is your energy bill calculated?

Energy bills are a bit baffling, aren’t they? Full of numbers and jargon – it’s enough to leave you wondering what it all means, and even whether you’re paying the right amount for your gas and electricity.

02 September 2013

2016 tax return

The cost of missing the July 31 tax deadline

It’s said that death and taxes are the only two certainties in life. So assuming we’re all going to be around for a little bit longer at least – and the fact that the July 31 deadline is looming large on the horizon – let’s take a look at tax returns deadline.

25 July 2013


How to insure your mobile phone

The insurance industry regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has criticised how mobile phone insurance is sold, calling it unclear and unfair to consumers. That makes it more important than ever to know what to look out for when buying.

28 June 2013

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