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Money insights

Latest insights into what's going on behind the headlines, and what you can do to make your cash work harder for you from the money.co.uk team:

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15 April 2024

11 ways to save money on purchases for your pet

Keep your furry friend happy without breaking the bank with these money saving tips.

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02 April 2024

How savers can make the most of their money before the end of the tax year

April is an important time for savers to move their money.

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26 March 2024

Easter activities to try at home that won’t break the bank

Keep your family entertained during the long weekend with these Easter-themed activities.

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01 February 2024

The top interest rates for savers as the base rate remains at 5.25%

There are still competitive deals on savings accounts as the Bank of England decides to hold the base rate at 5.25%.

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30 January 2024

How to save up to £3,024 for a winter sun holiday in 2025

Start planning now and you’ll be able to hop on a plane and enjoy sunnier climes next January.

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16 January 2024

How to get a savings account above 6%

Switching current accounts could unlock an impressive interest rate on your savings

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Latest guides

See our most recently published comprehensive guides to money matters across all categories:

03 June 2024

Withdrawing Cash Abroad

This in-depth guide explains the different options available for accessing cash abroad, how much each one costs and how to avoid excessive fees.

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03 June 2024

Should You Pay in Local Currency?

When spending overseas, you might be asked if you want to pay in the local currency or sterling. We explain why choosing the local option can be cheaper.

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30 May 2024

How to Avoid Tourist Scams When You Travel

It’s easy to fall prey to tourist scams in an unfamiliar country. Protect yourself and your loved ones by reading up on holiday scams before you go.

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30 May 2024

Tips for Travelling on a Budget

Do you love to travel but need to save money? Follow these top tips for travelling on a budget.

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05 April 2024

How To Start Your Emergency Fund

An emergency savings fund can be a godsend when life sends you a curve ball. Here’s how to start an emergency fund for those urgent unexpected bills.

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04 April 2024

How to Create an Effective Monthly Spending Budget

Follow our step-by-step guide to creating a monthly spending budget to take control of your finances.

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Research and reports

At money.co.uk we don't just report the news, we also carry out our own research and investigations to help make better sense of personal finance. Here are our latest reports:

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20 February 2023

What missing a single payment can ultimately cost you

What happens if you're late to a payment, or miss one entirely, and how long you have to fix it before the cost start piling up

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18 January 2023

Millions of Brits could cut £767.63 from their credit card costs with one move

The average credit card holder can make themselves £767.63 better off in 2023 if they move to the right deal - but most aren’t planning to.

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22 December 2022

UK personal debt rose a third in 2022

Spiralling bills and costs have seen the average adult’s debt (not counting mortgages) in the UK rise from £25,879 to £34,566 (£8,687) in 2022, with four in five adults revealing they will start the new year in debt, up from three in five in 2021.

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09 December 2022

Brits missing millions of pounds a month by using the wrong cards

More than 5 in 6 shop purchases are now carried out by card, the British Retail Consortium has found - how to make money from yours

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17 November 2022

Workers pay the price for pension and benefit rises

In the wake of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement, financial experts at money.co.uk have asked whether it's fair for workers to be paying more while pensioners and other benefit claimants get cost-of-living rises.

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20 July 2022

Inflation rockets to 9.4%

Britain’s cost of living crisis is deepening by the day and there’s a growing expectation that things are about to get a whole lot worse.

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