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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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12 May 2023

Savings accounts react to the Bank of England’s base rate increase

The Bank of England’s decision to increase the base rate to 4.5% marks the highest rate in 15 years - but have savings accounts matched it?

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05 May 2023

The savings account deals for existing customers offering up to 7%

Is your bank offering the best interest rate or should you look elsewhere?

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28 April 2023

Are savings accounts keeping up with the Bank of England’s base rate?

With rumours that the base rate will rise again in May, some savings accounts are failing to meet its constant increases.

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20 April 2023

7 ways to be a savvy saver during the bank holiday weekend

From finding the best deals to making the most of free activities, you don’t need to spend big to make the most of the holidays.

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14 April 2023

Young savers offered top interest rates if they live, work or study in certain areas

Where you live could unlock some of the best interest rates in the market, and residents of Bath might be best off of all

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04 April 2023

How to organise your savings with a financial spring clean

It’s not just your home that might need a declutter, now is the time to dust off your savings and get things in order

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Latest guides

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

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14 December 2023

Bank of England Base Rate 2024 | money.co.uk

The Bank of England base rate influences all loan and mortgage interest rates in the UK. When the BoE increases or decreases the bank rate, interest rates usually follow. The current base rate is 5.25%

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31 March 2022

How to get access to airport and airline lounges for the least money

Getting access to an airport lounge doesn’t have to mean frequent flights or paying more for first-class tickets. Here’s how to get in cheaply or even for free.

What's on offer and what airport lounge access costs
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30 March 2022

How to find a cheap flight to anywhere you like

If you’re keen to get away for a much-deserved holiday but your budget is a little tight, this guide explains all you need to know about how to find cheap flights.

Cheap flight secrets
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30 March 2022

When is the cheapest time to go on holiday?

If you’re longing for a holiday but don’t want to break your budget, here we look at how finding a bargain break is all about picking the best time to book and seeking out affordable destinations.

When's cheapest to travel
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29 March 2022

How to get an upgrade on your flight ticket for free

It’s one of life’s great challenges, how to get elevated from economy to first class or business class. Here we reveal the top hacks to securing yourself a coveted flight upgrade free, or for the least money possible.

Free flight upgrades explained
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29 March 2022

How much airport parking costs and how to find the best and cheapest options

Finding airport parking can be stressful and expensive, so it’s important to understand all the options available to you. Here’s how to find the best and cheapest solution for your needs.

Tips for saving on airport parking

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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19 January 2022

Inflation surges to 5.4% - its highest rate in 30 years

Inflation has climbed to its highest rate in 30 years, 5.4%. That’s the fastest rise in prices since 1992. Following levels of personal debt rising and cost of living changes our personal finance experts urge that it’s more important than ever to keep costs down in the face of price rises across the board.

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23 December 2021

One month to go until the self assessment deadline

Why it’s a good idea to have your tax return paid through PAYE

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23 December 2021

Thousands submit tax returns on christmas day

While the rest of us were unwrapping presents, 2,828 Brits were filing their tax returns on the 25th of December. Our personal finance experts have put together some handy tips to guide you through the process.

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13 December 2021

Last minute christmas shopping tips

With just over a week to go, here is a handy guide to help you with your last minute preparations

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17 November 2021

Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in UK

Retail giant Amazon announces its ban of Visa Credit Card payments in the UK from 19 January. Money.co.uk comments on the change

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12 November 2021

Should you get a Reward Card for Black Friday?

With only two weeks until Black Friday, everyone wants to make sure they can bag the biggest bargains and make the most of their money. If you’re considering picking up a rewards card to make the most of your money this Black Friday this is what you need to know.

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