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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.

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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02 June 2023

13 life hacks to help you save money each month

Small changes that can make a big difference to your savings pot

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26 May 2023

When interest rates stop being the most important thing about a savings account

We look at the top interest rates for fixed-rate bonds and compare them to more flexible savings accounts, and ask if that’s really what matters the most.

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17 May 2023

Why changing your savings account can earn you 322% more interest

Savings accounts are offering higher interest rates compared to last year, so now is the time to move your money if it’s in a low-interest account.

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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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Latest guides

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

28 April 2022

How to turn business ideas into a profitable company

What's involved in turning a business idea into a going concern - and should you bother in the first place Here we explain how to tell if you idea for a business is actually a good one in reality, and what the next steps to making it happen.

How to tell if a business idea is any good
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28 April 2022

How to register a business?

Here’s everything you need to know to make sure your side hustle is legitimate including the difference between being a sole trader and a limited partnership, which might be right for you, and the deadlines and paperwork you need to consider

What you need to get ready now
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28 April 2022

How to make an invoice

If you’ve set up your own business, knowing how to create an invoice correctly is crucial to ensuring you get paid, as we explain.

Full guide to making an invoice
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27 April 2022

How to employ someone

If your business becomes successful enough, or you need a hand to get it started, you will need to think about employing staff to help out. But how do you pay them, what responsibilities do you have, and how much does it cost to employ someone?

What you need to check for
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27 April 2022

Can you start a business from home?

Everyone’s heard the stories of billionaires starting their businesses from a bedroom at home, but setting up a start up takes careful planning and there are hidden costs. This is what you need to know to get it right

What you need to check for
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27 April 2022

How to fund your business idea

If there’s one thing budding entrepreneurs have in abundance it’s ideas. But great concepts often amount to nothing without the financial oomph to make them real. Here we explore how to get the money needed to earn your fortune.

Where yo look for the money you need

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

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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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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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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