Retail Trading: A Guide For Beginners

Retail Trading: A Guide For Beginners

If you've been following the financial news over the past couple of weeks then you've almost certainly heard the recent uproar around GameStop. The short version is this: individual market traders started buying GameStop shares in large volumes, driving the prices up...

Three Financial Resolutions to Stick to This January

Three Financial Resolutions to Stick to This January

The new year seems to have rolled around particularly quickly this year, and many of us will be looking to make a fresh start in 2021. Getting on top of your finances is a popular resolution every year, but in order to succeed, it needs to be broken down into...

Four creative ways to give a financial gift

Four creative ways to give a financial gift

A lot of people have felt the pinch this year, which means that cold hard cash may well be the most welcome gift under the Christmas tree. But many of us shy away from giving people money as a present because it can seem less thoughtful than a carefully chosen...

How Are My Savings Taxed?

How Are My Savings Taxed?

If you've been saving for a little while and watched your rainy-day pot grow into a nest egg, then you may be starting to wonder what kind of tax you'll need to pay. The rules around tax savings can be a little bit complicated, so we've tried to lay them out simply...

Should You Pay For A Packaged Bank Account?

Should You Pay For A Packaged Bank Account?

A free current account seems like one of the necessities of adult life – somewhere to store your money, set up direct debits for your bills and generally look after your financial health. These basic everyday financial activities aren't something that most of us...

Avoiding Multi-Level Marketing Scams

Avoiding Multi-Level Marketing Scams

The popularity of social media platforms like Instagram has led to a boom in multi-level marketing businesses (MLMs). These typically present themselves as 'home business opportunities': a chance to make cash from your couch by selling products. Salespeople are...

Supporting Small Businesses This Winter

Supporting Small Businesses This Winter

Although COVID-19 has hit all of us hard, it's probably fair to say that small businesses are struggling more than most. Lacking the cash needed to make quick changes to their business model, small businesses aren't always able to adapt to new circumstances as quickly...

Top tools to check your credit score

Top tools to check your credit score

Anyone trying to get their finances straight will know the importance of a credit score: it's how lenders like banks and mortgage providers decide whether you’re a safe person to give money to, and will be checked for everything from car payments to renting a home....

Personal Finance Basics: Drawing up Your Will

Personal Finance Basics: Drawing up Your Will

Every adult – and especially those with children – should consider taking the time to write their will. Even if you're young, healthy or don’t have much in terms of assets, the relatively small amount of time and money needed to write a will means that it’s probably...