Skip to main content

December 2012

thinkmoney's 2013 resolutions challenge: could you do it?

thinkmoney's 2013 resolutions challenge: could you do it?

Published 27 December 2012 by Helen Gradwell

Making New Year's resolutions could help you to save money and live better. thinkmoney carried out some research into the subject. Plus, we've come up with a 2013 resolutions challenge for you.

Read More

December 2012

Have you spent more this year?

Have you spent more this year?

Published 21 December 2012 by Helen Gradwell

By looking at how you've been spending, you could identify ways you can budget better and make the most of your money.

Read More

December 2012

Dan's Last-Minute Christmas Deals - 21.12.12

Dan's Last-Minute Christmas Deals - 21.12.12

Published 20 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

With only one weekend left before Christmas Day, there's little time left to find that perfect gift for under the tree. If you're looking for that last-minute gift, here are some affordable ideas to help inspire you.

Read More

December 2012

What you should know about…paying bills by Direct Debit

What you should know about…paying bills by Direct Debit

Published 19 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Here's a look at what you need to know about making payments by Direct Debit - from how they work and how they can be set up, to how they can be cancelled.

Read More

December 2012

Over a third 'turn to savings in run-up to Christmas'

Over a third 'turn to savings in run-up to Christmas'

Published 17 December 2012 by Linzi Nuttall

Christmas can be one of the most expensive dates in the calendar - and two new pieces of research provide some insight into how people are approaching their finances during the lead-up to Christmas.

Read More

December 2012

Dan's Deals for Pets - December 2012

Dan's Deals for Pets - December 2012

Published 14 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

This week, we've searched the internet for some of the best money-saving deals for pets: from pet beds to parrot toys and hamster wheels to dog boots, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Read More

December 2012

Infographic: where does your money go?

Infographic: where does your money go?

Published 13 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

How do people across the UK typically spend their money every month? Our infographic provides some revealing answers.

Read More

December 2012

Do you know how a continuous payment authority works?

Do you know how a continuous payment authority works?

Published 13 December 2012 by Linzi Nuttall

A CPA - Continuous Payment Authority - could be a handy way of making regular payments. But it's important that you know exactly how one works, and how you could cancel one, before making any firm decisions.

Read More

December 2012

Budgeting - it's about your future

Budgeting - it's about your future

Published 12 December 2012 by Lucy Bower

British families say nearly £2 million would be a life changing sum of money. If you don't win the lottery, how can you secure your financial future?

Read More

December 2012

The real cost of Christmas 2012: is it all too much?

The real cost of Christmas 2012: is it all too much?

Published 11 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

How are people planning to manage their finances over the festive period? Here at thinkmoney, we decided to carry out a survey to find out - and discovered some very interesting answers.

Read More

December 2012

Will more banks offer accounts to undischarged bankrupts?

Will more banks offer accounts to undischarged bankrupts?

Published 10 December 2012 by Helen Gradwell

Trustees can currently make a claim against a bank, and pursue them for any money paid out from a bankrupt's account. If this rule was changed, would more banks be willing to offer accounts to bankrupts?

Read More

December 2012

Is your bank account at risk from telephone fraudsters?

Is your bank account at risk from telephone fraudsters?

Published 7 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Cases of telephone-based fraud are on the rise - yet more than one in ten banking customers don't realise that they should never give out their PIN.

Read More

December 2012

Dan's Christmas Deals for kids

Dan's Christmas Deals for kids

Published 7 December 2012 by Linzi Nuttall

Looking for some inspiration for kids' presents this Christmas? From Furbies and Harry Potter DVDs, to Star Wars LEGO and Barbies, we have it covered!

Read More

December 2012

Is the Funding for Lending Scheme harming savers?

Is the Funding for Lending Scheme harming savers?

Published 6 December 2012 by Joel Stanier

Savings rates have been falling since the introduction of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), according to research. But that doesn't mean saving isn't worthwhile.

Read More

December 2012

Think ahead - to Christmas 2013…

Think ahead - to Christmas 2013…

Published 5 December 2012 by Matthew Plant

Spending £500+ on Christmas could break the bank - but saving £44 a month sounds a lot more realistic. This time next year, could you be looking forward to a fully funded festive season?

Read More

December 2012

11 million Brits 'struggling to break even every month'

11 million Brits 'struggling to break even every month'

Published 4 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

23% of people in the UK are struggling to 'break even' at the end of the month, research from uSwitch.com indicates - and 14% say they're worse off now than they were 12 months ago. But planning a budget could make a big difference.

Read More

December 2012

Are you one of the 58% who hunt for a bargain outfit?

Are you one of the 58% who hunt for a bargain outfit?

Published 3 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Christmas is less than a month away - which often means parties and social gatherings galore. Here we look at how people are planning to budget for their party attire.

Read More

December 2012

2 million couples over 40 have never discussed their finances - could this affect retirement plans?

2 million couples over 40 have never discussed their finances - could this affect retirement plans?

Published 3 December 2012 by Helen Gradwell

Being unwilling to talk to your partner about your finances could make it difficult to budget and plan for the future - especially retirement.

Read More

December 2012

10 million UK households 'feeling the squeeze with their finances'

10 million UK households 'feeling the squeeze with their finances'

Published 3 December 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Over a third of the UK population - that's 10 million households - are feeling the squeeze with their cash in the current climate. But what ways are there of improving the way you keep track of your cash?

Read More

Legal Information

×