Personal finance

How to cut your energy bill
Adjusting boiler temperature through mobile phone
Personal finance

How to cut your energy bill

The energy-price cap will almost double in the autumn. What does this mean for your money, and how can you alleviate the squeeze? Ruth Jackson-Kirby h…
17 Aug 2022
The energy price cap keeps rising - here is what you can do about it
Gas burner
Personal finance

The energy price cap keeps rising - here is what you can do about it

The energy price cap could hit £5,000 next year, even higher than expected, predicts energy consultancy Auxilione. Saloni Sardana explains what you ca…
12 Aug 2022
Why switching your business account can get you a better deal
Starling Bank
Small business

Why switching your business account can get you a better deal

Two-thirds of firms have not switched business accounts in the last six years but shopping around for a better deal could pay off now that there is mo…
11 Aug 2022
The best student bank accounts
Student in front of ATM machine.
Personal finance

The best student bank accounts

As we approach the start of an academic year, Saloni Sardana rounds up the best student bank accounts.
10 Aug 2022
How to trace lost accounts and share in £50bn of unclaimed assets
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Personal finance

How to trace lost accounts and share in £50bn of unclaimed assets

Britons have amassed almost £50bn of unclaimed assets in lost accounts. Here’s what to do if you think some of the money may belong to you.
8 Aug 2022
Smartphone banking: the best app-based bank accounts
Bank accounts

Smartphone banking: the best app-based bank accounts

Smartphone banking is convenient and, with features that help you budget and save, is becoming very popular. Saloni Sardana looks at the best app-base…
3 Aug 2022
Should you buy an annuity as rates start to rise?
Pensions

Should you buy an annuity as rates start to rise?

Pensioners who want to use their retirement savings to buy an annuity for a guaranteed yearly income can now earn more as interest rates rise.
3 Aug 2022
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Mortgage interest rates are surging – homeowners need to act now
Mortgages

Mortgage interest rates are surging – homeowners need to act now

Rising interest rates look set to spring a nasty surprise on millions of homeowners next year. You need to take steps today to protect yourself from a…
2 Aug 2022
The best packaged bank accounts
Bank accounts

The best packaged bank accounts

Packaged bank accounts can offer great value with useful additional perks – but get it wrong and you could be out of pocket. Ruth Jackson Kirby outlin…
26 Jul 2022
How to protect your pension pot from market turmoil
Pensions

How to protect your pension pot from market turmoil

The traditional way to protect your pension fund from market risk is to begin shifting your savings out of equities well ahead of retirement. But th…
26 Jul 2022
Our pension system, little-changed since Roman times, needs updating
Pensions

Our pension system, little-changed since Roman times, needs updating

The Romans introduced pensions, and we still have a similar system now. But there is one vital difference between Roman times and now that means the s…
25 Jul 2022
Can you beat rising interest rates with a green mortgage?
Mortgages

Can you beat rising interest rates with a green mortgage?

Mortgage payments are rising, but there are ways to mitigate the worst of the effects, says Ruth Jackson Kirby, including getting a “green mortgage”.
21 Jul 2022
The bear market in bonds isn’t all bad news
Government bonds

The bear market in bonds isn’t all bad news

The rise in bond yields and the fall in bond prices can be a good thing or bad thing. Bad for bondholders, but good for many risk-averse pensioners an…
21 Jul 2022
What is an offset mortgage and what are the best deals?
Mortgages

What is an offset mortgage and what are the best deals?

Interest rates on savings are pitifully low at the moment. But you can still put your money to work: get an offset mortgage. Saloni Sardana explain wh…
15 Jul 2022
The public may have reached its limit for tax rises
UK Economy

The public may have reached its limit for tax rises

The UK tax burden is now at a 70-year high. And, while there may be some reason to hold off on cuts right now, taxes are too high because the state t…
14 Jul 2022
The tax cut that would do most good
Tax

The tax cut that would do most good

Tory leadership candidates are promising tax cuts. Matthew Lynn explains which one the winner should prioritise.
14 Jul 2022
The best credit cards for cashback
Personal finance

The best credit cards for cashback

If you’re looking for a credit card that gives you cash back on your spending, here are the best deals around at the moment.
13 Jul 2022
The best debit and credit cards to use when travelling abroad
Personal finance

The best debit and credit cards to use when travelling abroad

With the summer holiday season getting under way amid a cost of living crisis, it's more important than ever to get the best deal on foreign exchange …
12 Jul 2022
How venture capital trusts can provide income and growth for pension savers
Venture capital trusts (VCTs)

How venture capital trusts can provide income and growth for pension savers

Venture-capital trusts provide both capital gains and juicy dividends, which makes them the investment vehicle of choice for many pension savers. But …
12 Jul 2022
The best 0% credit card deals
Credit cards

The best 0% credit card deals

As the cost of living continues to rise, keeping the price of borrowing down is vital. That's where an interest-free credit card can help. Saloni Sard…
7 Jul 2022
How to cut the cost of childcare
Personal finance

How to cut the cost of childcare

Childcare is expensive, yet few people are drawing upon all the government support they are entitled to. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains what help is avai…
6 Jul 2022
How to cut your car’s fuel bill as the price of petrol hits a record high
Personal finance

How to cut your car’s fuel bill as the price of petrol hits a record high

The cost of filling the typical car’s 55-litre tank with petrol is now around £105. Here, Saloni Sardana looks at ways to keep your refuelling costs d…
5 Jul 2022