Which Isa Is Right for You?

Which Isa Is Right for You?

It's the start of a new financial year, which means now's the time to start thinking about where you want to stash your savings over the next 12 months. One option is to put your money into an individual savings account (ISA) – these are accounts that let you put away...

Planning For An Early Retirement

Planning For An Early Retirement

For many people, retirement is the dream: being free from work and taking control of your own time.  In this country, people don't reach retirement age until their mid-60s - that's the point at which you're able to receive the state pension and hopefully start drawing...

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...