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    Budgeting for college or university

    We take a look at some of the average costs of going to university or college You’ve got the place and done the hard work. Now it’s a case of sitting down and thinking about how you’ll manage your finances...

    Get holidays for less

    Find out how to cut costs on your travel, currency and insurance cover We all want to pay less, without sacrificing our fun in the sun (or snow, or city streets). Find out how to cut costs on your travel,...

    Benefits you can claim when pregnant

    You could be eligible for a grant to buy baby things if you're on a low income Having a baby can be expensive. But if you’re on a low income there are benefits available. You could be eligible for a...

    Mortgages – a beginner’s guide

    Looking to buy your first home? Get to grips with how mortgages work Taking out a mortgage is a big financial commitment so it’s important to know what you’re doing and how mortgages work. You must also be sure that...

    Sharia-compliant savings

    When might a Sharia compliant account be for you? Sharia-compliant accounts provide the same day-to-day banking services as mainstream current accounts. However, they don’t give you a return on your money or offer overdraft facilities as the principle of paying...

    What happens if you don’t leave a will

    Why you shouldn’t die without a will If you don’t have a will when you die, your money, property and possessions will be shared out according to the law instead of your wishes. This can mean they pass to someone...

    Long-term-care services at a glance

    Finding the long-term care that’s right for you As we get older, health issues and reduced mobility can often make daily life more challenging. No matter how independent you want to be, the time may come when you need to...

    How to reclaim unfair bank charges such as overdraft charges

    What to do if you think you have been overcharged unfairly by your bank If you have incurred excessive overdraft charges or other bank fees, there’s a chance you could get a refund or come to an arrangement with your...

    Running a car as a young driver

    Learn how to keep key car running costs down with our useful tips After housing costs, a car is probably one of the most expensive things that you’ll pay for as a young adult. We look at the key costs...