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March 2014

Learn more about the new tax-free NISAs

Learn more about the new tax-free NISAs

Published 28 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

The introduction of NISAs was announced in this year’s Budget. So, what does this mean for savers?

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March 2014

Adult numeracy skills in the UK are costing the economy £20bn

Adult numeracy skills in the UK are costing the economy £20bn

Published 27 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

Poor adult numeracy skills are costing the economy £20bn – and that’s not all. Household budgets could also prove difficult for Brits who struggle with maths.

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March 2014

Deals to melt your mum's heart this Mother's Day

Deals to melt your mum's heart this Mother's Day

Published 26 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

If you've not bagged your mum the perfect gift for Mother's Day this Sunday - don’t panic! There's still time to treat her to something special. Check out our deals for inspiration.

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March 2014

Five years of low rates – but how much longer?

Five years of low rates – but how much longer?

Published 25 March 2014

Low interest rates are good news for borrowers – but there are ways to prepare so you don’t lose out when they rise too.

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March 2014

Half of Brits get help with the household chores

Half of Brits get help with the household chores

Published 24 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

Window cleaners, handymen and cleaners – where would we be without them? It’s a question half of adults in the UK can’t answer.

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March 2014

Minimum wage in the UK will rise to £6.50 an hour

Minimum wage in the UK will rise to £6.50 an hour

Published 21 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

Employees on minimum wage in the UK will receive a pay rise from October, with their hourly pay rising to £6.50.

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March 2014

The Budget: 5 things you didn’t know

The Budget: 5 things you didn’t know

Published 20 March 2014

Budget day is one of the longest and proudest days in UK political history, but there’s a lot about it you might not know.

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March 2014

More first-time buyers now have access to mortgages – so could this be the year they buy?

More first-time buyers now have access to mortgages – so could this be the year they buy?

Published 19 March 2014

Although more lenders are lending to people with small deposits, house prices continue to rise – so is it any easier for first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder?

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March 2014

The cost of running a home has soared

The cost of running a home has soared

Published 17 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

As the cost of running the home rises, consumers admit they’re struggling to pay their bills on time.

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March 2014

It’s 25 years since the idea of the World Wide Web was first proposed.

It’s 25 years since the idea of the World Wide Web was first proposed.

Published 13 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

It’s hard to believe, but the World Wide Web is just 25 years old this week. In that time, it’s changed our lives and made multitasking easy.

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March 2014

Is average price of UK home just too far out of reach?

Is average price of UK home just too far out of reach?

Published 12 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

The average UK home is now valued at £250,000, which is close to the 3% stamp duty threshold. This could add thousands to a buyer’s bill.

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March 2014

Lucky kids get pocket money as young as aged three

Lucky kids get pocket money as young as aged three

Published 11 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

Giving your kids pocket money teaches them the basics of budgeting and money management.

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March 2014

Is it worth opening a cash ISA at the end of the tax year?

Is it worth opening a cash ISA at the end of the tax year?

Published 10 March 2014

With April 5th marking the end of the current tax year, we explain why it’s still worth considering opening a cash ISA.

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March 2014

Workplace pensions – are you signed up?

Workplace pensions – are you signed up?

Published 7 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

Workplaces across the UK are introducing pension auto-enrolment – but what do you know about it and should you stay a part of it?

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March 2014

Keeping up to date with your credit record

Keeping up to date with your credit record

Published 6 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

Your credit record can affect how financial services providers see you, so it’s important you keep up to date with it.

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March 2014

Are bank charges pushing you into an unauthorised overdraft?

Are bank charges pushing you into an unauthorised overdraft?

Published 5 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

hen you’ve just missed a direct debit, receiving a penalty charge from your bank that pushes you into an unauthorised overdraft could make a bad situation worse

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March 2014

Pancake Day: Flip your own to make your cash go further

Pancake Day: Flip your own to make your cash go further

Published 4 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

We share our favourite Pancake Day recipes. Make your own and you could save money AND end up with tastier pancakes.

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March 2014

Top 10 money superstitions

Top 10 money superstitions

Published 3 March 2014 by Linzi Nuttall

If you thought money was just for spending, you couldn’t be more wrong. Read our top 10 money superstitions.

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