Finance guides

Our finance guides provide answers to frequently asked questions and in-depth information on complex financial issues whether mortgages, loans, credit cards or travel money is your current topic.

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A complete guide to mortgages

Choosing the right mortgage will help you buy a home and could save you thousands of pounds. Here is everything you need to know to find the right one for you.

How a stocks and shares ISA works

If you are not put off by risk you could get a higher interest return by using your ISA allowance to invest in stocks and shares. Here is how a stocks and shares ISA works.

What's the best place for your money?

Knowing what to do with savings can be difficult, especially when rates are so low. Here is what you can do if you have money to invest.

The ultimate student finance guide for freshers

If you are heading to university this autumn, here is how to make sure you can afford to have fun rather than worrying about the pennies.

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What are prepaid cards?

You can use a prepaid card to buy things online or in person, and you could get one without a credit check. Here is how they work and how to get one.

How to apply for a loan

You can apply for a loan online, by phone, by post or in branch, depending on the lender. Here's how the loan application process works and what you need to do.

A beginner's guide to loans

Exactly what is a loan? What can you use it for and how do you get one? Find answers to all your questions about loans here.

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How to understand credit card charges

Here are the credit card charges you need to know about and how to avoid them.

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How to get your first credit card

Here is how to prepare yourself for your first credit card application.

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How to get accepted for a credit card

Here is how to improve your chances of getting accepted for a credit card.