Personal Finance

The four best savings accounts for children
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The four best savings accounts for children

Even with Brexit looming and interest rates holding, it’s not all doom and gloom for the future
20 Aug 2019
China’s currency crisis explained
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China’s currency crisis explained

US accuses Beijing of deliberately weakening the yuan to gain unfair trading advantages
6 Aug 2019
Weak pound: how to avoid losing out on holiday
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Weak pound: how to avoid losing out on holiday

As the value of the pound continues to drop, holiday goers face higher prices
22 Jul 2019
Pound falls to lowest level in 27 months amid no-deal panic
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Pound falls to lowest level in 27 months amid no-deal panic

Currency sinks after both Tory leadership hopefuls declare backstop ‘dead’
17 Jul 2019
The great universal credit swindle
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The great universal credit swindle

Multimillion-pound benefit scam is exposed as fraudsters target flagship scheme
9 Jul 2019
Does Trump want to wage a global currency war?
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Does Trump want to wage a global currency war?

US president has warned EU attempts to hold down euro exchange rate will be deemed provocation
21 Jun 2019
Why timing the market is a risky investment strategy
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Why timing the market is a risky investment strategy

When it comes to investing, patience is your greatest asset
31 May 2019
Millennials ‘misjudging inheritance windfall’
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Millennials ‘misjudging inheritance windfall’

Survey finds some young people have unrealistic expectations of the amount of money they will inherit and what it could buy
10 May 2019
The death of buy-to-let property
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The death of buy-to-let property

Changes in tax rules provide a useful cautionary tale for all investors
3 May 2019
Self-employed workers face pension time-bomb
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Self-employed workers face pension time-bomb

Two-thirds have no retirement savings, compared to less than a third of employed workers
29 Apr 2019
Britons without a bank account face ‘poverty premium’
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Britons without a bank account face ‘poverty premium’

1.23 million unbanked individuals pay £485 extra a year for everyday bills and services
23 Apr 2019
Mastercard payout: why 46m Brits could be eligible
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Mastercard payout: why 46m Brits could be eligible

Massive lawsuit against financial firm could see almost every adult in the UK receive up to £300
17 Apr 2019
Overpaying your mortgage: why now could be the right time
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Overpaying your mortgage: why now could be the right time

Low interest rates are a headache for savers but they can be a boon for homeowners
15 Apr 2019
Quarter of Brits lose sleep over debt
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Quarter of Brits lose sleep over debt

New research reveals three-fifths of UK adults are in debt, while half are worried about how Brexit will affect their finances
27 Mar 2019
NatWest and RBS trial new fingerprint bank cards
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NatWest and RBS trial new fingerprint bank cards

Biometric payment system will allow customers to spend more than £30 using contactless cards
12 Mar 2019
Wonga still causing ‘damage from beyond the grave’
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Wonga still causing ‘damage from beyond the grave’

MPs claim thousands of customers ‘cast aside’ by collapsed payday lender
28 Feb 2019
Pension contributions: how your pay packet will be affected
Workers over 22 are automatically enrolled in the workplace pension scheme
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Pension contributions: how your pay packet will be affected

Ten million UK workers are about to see a drop in their take-home earnings
25 Feb 2019
How to check your UK credit score
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How to check your UK credit score

Half of Britons don’t know their credit rating - and even wealthiest risk ‘credit invisibility’
18 Feb 2019
The best and worst banks in the UK
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The best and worst banks in the UK

Newcomer Metro Bank tops customer satisfaction poll while RBS languishes at bottom
15 Feb 2019
Top tips for filing your self-assessment tax form
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Top tips for filing your self-assessment tax form

Find out what you need to declare, what your allowances are and how to cut your tax bill
23 Jan 2019
Which generation is best at saving for pensions?
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Which generation is best at saving for pensions?

Millennials better than Generation X at putting money aside for retirement, although baby boomers beat the lot
15 Jan 2019
What is the average UK household debt?
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What is the average UK household debt?

Austerity and stagnant wages blamed as borrowing hits record high
7 Jan 2019
Pot stocks: is it worth investing in cannabis?
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Pot stocks: is it worth investing in cannabis?

Budding marijuana industry has sparked interest in the financial world
18 Dec 2018
Barclays introduces first high street ‘spending blocker’
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Barclays introduces first high street ‘spending blocker’

New tool will help people who cannot control their spending limit their behaviour
12 Dec 2018
Why you may not actually own your Bitcoin
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Why you may not actually own your Bitcoin

Legal experts believe courts in England and Wales are unlikely to identify digital tokens as property
27 Nov 2018
Banks continuing to mislead customers over PPI
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Banks continuing to mislead customers over PPI

Banks accused of wrongly informing customer they are not entitled to compensation as deadline nears
20 Nov 2018
West African ‘single currency’ nears launch
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West African ‘single currency’ nears launch

The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States has been planning a single currency since 2000
9 Nov 2018
Why raising women’s state pension age is controversial
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Why raising women’s state pension age is controversial

Campaigners say accelerated timetable for achieving parity leaves some female retirees facing poverty
6 Nov 2018
Budget 2018: three things you might have missed
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Budget 2018: three things you might have missed

Beer drinkers will be toasting the Chancellor, but self-employed workers feel short changed
30 Oct 2018
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