5 Things to Do When You Get a Pay Rise

5 Things to Do When You Get a Pay Rise

Congratulations! Getting a pay rise is an exciting moment, no matter what stage of career you're in. But, while it's tempting to go out, celebrate, and spend it all, there are a few things you'll want to do to make sure you're really making the most of all that lovely...

Could You Benefit from a 100% Mortgage?

Could You Benefit from a 100% Mortgage?

Getting a mortgage can often reduce monthly outgoings significantly when compared with paying monthly rent on a similar property. And unlike rent, the money you're paying is actually helping you to acquire a valuable asset. It's no wonder that climbing the housing...

What a No-Deal Brexit Means for UK Investors

What a No-Deal Brexit Means for UK Investors

The clouds of uncertainty thicken around Brexit negotiations. Prime Minister Theresa May faces three defeats in the Commons, ministers were found to be in contempt of Parliament as the government had a hat trick of defeats and Members of the Parliament slammed the...

‘Make, Do and Mend’ for a Frugal Christmas

‘Make, Do and Mend’ for a Frugal Christmas

Unleash the party poppers and raise a toast: the new year is almost upon us! But if you're using the last few weeks of December decadence as an excuse for putting off some good financial habits then, well, you might be missing a trick. Picking up a few healthy...

Energy price caps come into force in January 2019

Energy price caps come into force in January 2019

You've probably heard the phrase Make Do and Mend, an old-fashioned phrase that urged British citizens to help the country save money by trying to make the best of the things that they already had. It was designed to inspire a feeling of frugality – the idea that we...

What to do if you’re bit by a loan shark

What to do if you’re bit by a loan shark

This could be great news for people who are already overpaying for their energy costs – but does it mean that you'll automatically save? It all comes down to the size of your household and the energy use in your home… and you could still save more by switching to a...

What Do You Need To Know About Maternity Pay?

What Do You Need To Know About Maternity Pay?

A loan shark is anybody who lends money without authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). With the exception of friendly 'loans that you might receive from family or other loved ones, its completely illegal to lend money without permission from the...