• >
  • Our guides

Our guides

Our guides show you the best ways to make your money go further and work harder. They contain all the latest financial information and are set out clearly to help you make smart decisions.

Couple Hands Holding Housing Model

How do joint mortgages work?

You could get a larger mortgage if you buy a home with someone else. Here is everything you need to know about joint mortgages whether you want to buy with your partner, another person or a group.

Read More
Couple on beach jumping

Travel money: how to get the best deal

A good deal on your travel money means getting more holiday for the exact same number of pounds sterling. This guide will show you how to do it.

Read more about getting a travel money deal
Group of employees working at a table

What are rotating savings and credit associations?

Find out how these informal savings and lending schemes work and what to think about before you choose to take part in one.

Read More
Older couple, sitting at patio table outside looking at the hillside view

How does the State Pension work?

Not everyone gets a state pension in the UK, and payouts vary heavily from person to person, even for those who qualify. Here is how the state pension works, what it could pay you and when you can claim it.

Read more about how the State Pension works
Stressed man with luggage sitting on bench at airport

Does travel insurance cover cancellation?

If you’ve booked a holiday, the last thing you will want to do is cancel it, but sometimes can end up out of your control. If the worst does happen, travel insurance can ease the burden, here is when and how you can get your money back following a cancellation.

Read More
father son looking out to sea

What is disability travel insurance?

The cost of travel insurance will likely be much higher if you have a long-term medical condition or disability. This guide will explain the cover options available to you.

Read More
Worried woman on phone

How to consolidate debts with a loan

If you’re paying off multiple debts, you could move them all into one loan to simplify your payments and potentially save money. We look at how it works.

Read More
Young couple looking seriously at a screen

How big a loan can you get

Find out how much money you can borrow and what determines the size of your loan offer.

Read More
An image of classic records in a record shop

How much legendary musicians could earn on social media

With so many stars from the 20th century being considered the greatest of all time, we have revealed who could earn the most through social media and streaming services

Read More
A family outside a house

Relocation Report

Where is the best place to relocate in the world? By taking into consideration a number of important factors our mortgage experts have been able to reveal the most attractive cities to move to.

Read More
Wooden table with blue plate presenting mince pies

Revealed: Best value mince pies

Christmas is just around the corner and the supermarkets are ready for the festive season. With this in mind, we have analysed the price and ingredients of mince pies across large UK supermarkets, to reveal the best value mince pies of 2021.

Read More
Most searched fashion brands

The most popular fashion brands around the world

The consumer spending experts at money.co.uk have analysed Google search data from around the globe to reveal the world's most popular fashion brands.

Read More
A woman looking at a laptop

Tracing your pension

Our pensions experts have curated a list of actions for anyone looking to take control of their miscellaneous pension pots.

Find out how to tracing your pension
paperwork calculator

Can you get a loan if you are unemployed?

If you are not in regular employment, you will struggle to get a standard loan from a high street lender. A specialist lender may be able to help you, but borrowing may come with higher costs.

Read More
woman at desk

What to do next if you are refused a loan

Finding out you have been rejected for a loan can be hard to take, especially if you are in financial difficulty. This guide will explain what you can do next.

Read More

What is Universal Credit?

The government are rolling out a host of changes to the benefit system centred on a Universal Credit that incorporates a host of existing benefits. Here's how the plans could affect your finances.

Read More
Rishi sunak

Key measures from Rishi Sunak's 2021 Autumn Budget speech

Key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's 2021 Autumn Budget speech to the house of commons - and what it all means for your money.

Read More
Elderly couple sitting on a bench looking out to sea

Where the world wants to retire to

Discover the most popular countries for retirement, as people around the world search for the destinations they'd like to settle down in the most.

Read More
How to get fee free balance tranfers - woman smiling with credit card

How to get fee-free balance transfers

Fee-free balance transfer credit cards let you move existing card debt to a new credit card without paying a fee. Find out whether this type of plastic could work for you.

Read More
Row of houses on a street.

Empty homes

Around the world, there are millions of homes lying unoccupied, while many remain homeless. But which countries have the biggest share of these vacant homes?

Read More
Photographic of a man making a transaction through contactless payment

Contactless security myths debunked

Our personal finance experts show the history of contactless payments and sieve through the fiction and facts to debunk seven common myths around contactless payments.

Read More
A graphic showing 2 billionaires.

Beloved Billionaires

Money.co.uk have analysed annual search volume data and social media sentiment across a range of the world’s richest business moguls to reveal the most searched, most loved and most popular of the world’s top 1%.

Read More
An image of a house underwater

The cost of living underwater

In response to the rising sea levels, our mortgage experts reveal the best spots for subaquatic settlements and how much they’ll cost you.

Read More
Ultimate golf course bucket list

The ultimate bucket list of global golf courses

Money.co.uk reveals which of the world’s most prestigious golf courses are the best to visit.

Read More
A image of a woman holding money.

£1,000 around the world

Our personal finance experts have analysed the cost of living for major cities around the world to find out where in the world £1,000 can take you the furthest?

Read More
Image of an equipped Eco-friendly home

Eco-home report: The green improvements that homebuyers value the most

With the environment being a key concern for most, our loans experts wanted to discover which eco-conscious improvements home buyers value the most

Read More
Startup Cities

The best locations for entrepreneurs

Where in the world boasts the best environment for launching a business? Our loan experts reveal which cities offer the most accommodating for a new business.

The best places to start a company
A photo of a content creator.

Creator credits

The personal finance experts at money.co.uk have analysed some of the biggest creative platforms to find out what percentage of earnings they take from their creators.

Read More
Fashion investments header

The top fashion investments

Discover the fashion brands to consider investing in to make the most profit in the future.

Read More
Worldwide Wage Report

Worldwide Wage Report

Our personal finance experts have explored the minimum wages and living costs around the globe to create the Worldwide Wage Report.

Read More
Global property increases

Global property increases

Our mortgage experts reveal which nation has had the biggest increase in property prices over the last ten years.

Read More
A photo of women running.

Sports Investments

Our latest study reveals which sports are choosing to invest more money in their male players than their female counterparts.

Read More
The world's most beautiful palaces

The world's most beautiful palaces

Our home insurance experts studied the most popular palaces worldwide using the golden ratio to discover which palace is statistically the most beautiful.

Read More

How couples can save more money on car insurance than singletons

If you're part of a couple you can sometimes save significant amount on your car insurance - this is how being married, in a civil partnership or even just cohabiting with a significant other can result in a cheaper car insurance quote

Read More
Home Buyers Report meta graphic

Lottery win or the wife - what's stopping people moving house - Money.co.uk Home Buyers Report August 2021

The latest monthly homebuyers report, compiled by Money.co.uk examines the barriers that are preventing people from getting on – or moving up – the property ladder.

Read More
A photograph of home with a tennis court and overlay text reading Sport Star Homes

Sport Star Homes

The mortgage experts reveal how long it would take some of the worlds greatest sports stars to afford a home in 105 countries

Read More
A graphic of a yellow sofa and a fireplace.

Designer Desire

The experts at money.co.uk have taken to Pinterest and to reveal the most lusted after interior design styles.

Read More
A photograph of a Villa with a swimming pool and overlay text reading Celebrity Homes

Celebrity Homes

The personal finance experts reveal how long it would take for your salary to afford some of the most famous celebrities' beautiful homes.

Read More
Man holding smartphone

Smartphone apps that can help you save money

Whether it's setting budgets, monitoring your spending, or saving money, these apps can help you keep track of your finances and help you reach your financial goals.

Read More
The World of Wine Report

The World of Wine Report

The investment experts at money.co.uk have delved into the world of wine to find out everything from which countries are the biggest wine exporters, and how much wine is drunk per person per year, to the most Instagrammable vineyards and things to look out for if you’re considering investing in wine.

Read More
The Green Degree

The Green Degree

The energy experts at money.co.uk spoke with Universities across the UK to reveal which are leading the way with renewable energy initiatives with the aim of switching to greener energy plans or even achieving net zero in the near future.

Read More
A picture of a toilet flush and text reading Powered by poo?

Powered by poo

The energy experts at money.co.uk reveal the weird and wonderful alternative energy sources that could soon be powering our homes soon.

Read More
The Event Effect

The Event Effect

The mortgage experts at money.co.uk reveal the top 2021 events impacting local Airbnb prices.

Read More
A photo of an expensive house surrounded by a large garden.

Lustworthy Listings

View the most extravagantly expensive homes currently for sale across the UK with money.co.uk's Lustworthy Listings explorer.

Read More
Image of spaniel

Furry Destroyers

The home insurance experts at money.co.uk have scoured pet forums to work out the most destructive breeds of all.

Read More
A picture of an LGBTQ+ flag with a crowd of people.

LGBTQ+ Retirement Index

The pensions experts at money.co.uk rank the most LGBTQ+ friendly retirement destinations in Europe and the US, according to how progressive the laws and legislation are. 

Read More
Global Beer Lovers’ City Index

Global Beer Lovers’ City Index

With world-class breweries, bars, and beer festivals to enjoy around the globe, and international travel beginning to open up, money.co.uk has revealed the best cities around the world for beer.

Where in the world is best for beer
The cost of rent index

The Cost of Rent Index

The personal finance experts at money.co.uk reveal how rent compares to the cost of living around the world. Saudia Arabia, Greece and Turkey take gold, silver and bronze with the lowest rent to cost of living ratios.

Read More
The Barbie Pay Gap

The Barbie Pay Gap

Money.co.uk has analysed Barbie's professions to find out the average salary across the UK and USA and the gender pay gap to reveal how different Barbie's earnings would be compared to her male counterpart Ken.

Read More
Shop Now, Stress Later

Shop Now, Stress Later; revealing the cost of Buy Now, Pay Later schemes

Almost a year on from the first ‘Shop Now, Stress Later Report’ the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have crunched the numbers to find out if the British public is still spending now, and worrying about the consequences later.

Read More
Trading Up

Trading Up

How much does it cost to buy a property on one of the 22 London streets that feature on the Monopoly board? The mortgages experts at money.co.uk have investigated to find out.

Read More

Norwich residents struggle most to find a home they can afford - Money.co.uk July 2021 Home Buyers Report

Wales, the South West and Yorkshire and Humberside are the UK regions where homebuyers are most suffering from a lack of housing within budget, with the struggle to find places in major cities worst in Norwich, Cardiff, Brighton and Leeds.

Read More
Money.co.uk reveals the UK brands which have been worst affected by data breaches over the last 20 years.

Breached Brands

Money.co.uk reveals which UK eCommerce, retail and technology brands have suffered the worst data breaches and how many people were affected over the last 20 years.

Read More
Celebrity engagement ring rich list

Celebrity engagement ring rich list

The credit cards team at money.co.uk have partnered with Zack Stone, an Engagement Ring Specialist at Jewellers Steven Stone, to reveal some of the most iconic and valuable celebrity engagement rings of all time.

Read More
Group of diverse friends outside a house in England

The ethnicity gap in home ownership

Many of the inequalities that affect home ownership are widely reported and debated, yet one lesser-known, stark disparity is persistent: the home ownership gap between different ethnic groups.

Read More

Managing debt when living with a disability

We explain how to deal with debt if you have a disability and show you where to get help if you need it.

Read More
Multi ethnic group of people

The financial impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has take toll and on the finances and wellbeing of millions of people around the world. In this article we look out how and why people from BAME communities have been disproportionately affected by the economic crisis resulting from coronavirus restrictions.

Read More
Princess Homes Reimagined - meta image

Princess Homes Reimagined

Have you ever wondered how your favourite Disney characters would live in the real world? Experts at money.co.uk have reimagined what our favourite princesses homes would look like if the magic disappeared and they had a mortgage.

Read More
Which royal family’s tiara collection would cost the most to insure?

Which Royal Family’s tiara collection would cost the most to insure?

The insurance experts at money.co.uk studied the policy costs for tiaras worn by royals all over the globe to estimate which royal is paying the most to keep their jewels safe.

Read More
A graphic of beach huts with a seagull on top alongside a title which reads: Beach Hut Britain.

Beach Hut Britain

Money.co.uk reveals how to find the perfect beach hut (including the spots where you can bag a bargain).

Read More