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...

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...

Bailiffs Are Back, but Evictions Are Still on Notice

Bailiffs Are Back, but Evictions Are Still on Notice

Those in tough financial situations – whether due to Covid-19 or otherwise – have had a little extra breathing space over the past few months, while all evictions have been paused and debt-collectors have been told to stop their activity. From this week some of that...

Getting Started With Matched Betting

Getting Started With Matched Betting

Matched betting sounds like gambling, but in reality, it's a much safer way to make a small amount of secondary income. You'll still be placing bets, however the system you use will ensure that your losses are covered regardless of the outcome. It won't bring in...