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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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10 March 2023

What is a savings tracker account and how does it work?

As the base rate rose for the tenth consecutive time last month, we look at whether a savings tracker account is a smart move.

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08 March 2023

The rise of notice savings accounts and how they can help you earn more

Interest rates on notice savings accounts are now nearly four times higher than last year

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03 March 2023

The top children’s savings accounts offering up to 5% interest

Relax this Mother’s Day knowing you’ve found the best way to save for your child’s future.

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23 February 2023

How you can get hold of First Direct’s 7% regular savings account

Regular saving accounts are offering some of the highest rates on the market to encourage more people to save - this is what you need to do to get them

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22 February 2023

Top rates on easy access savings accounts rise above 3%

A vast improvement from last year sees providers compete to offer customers far better paying interest rates at last.

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The Help to Buy ISA scheme has supported first time buyers for the past eight years
10 February 2023

Help to Buy: The government has paid £824m in bonuses since launch

The Help to Buy ISA was first introduced in December 2015 as a way to help people who were saving for their first home, and since its launch 531,507 property completions have been supported by the scheme.

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Latest guides

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

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21 March 2024

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

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

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09 May 2023

Travel money: the basics you need to know

Spending abroad is simple when you understand which currency to use and how to exchange your money. This guide gives you the basics to get started.

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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
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11 March 2022

How to save petrol while driving

With petrol and diesel prices hitting all time highs in the UK, we’ve tracked down some of the people who are managing to almost double the distance they can drive on a full tank to share their secrets.

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20 January 2022

Top 10 Warren Buffett Quotes on Investments

When it comes to investing, we could take a little inspiration from stock market legend, Warren Buffet. We've rounded up Warren Buffett's top 10 quotes to help you share some of that wealth of knowledge.

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27 November 2021

What are your holiday cancellation rights?

If you need to cancel your holiday it is important to know where you stand before you speak to your travel agent or insurer. Here are your rights for cancelling your trip.

When you can - and can't - claim

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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22 July 2021

Why cash ISAs are small but perfectly formed

New data from HMRC reveals that cash ISAs attracted 1.2m more savers in 2019-20, as an increasing number of people ignored low rates to put money away. Money.co.uk highlight the rewarding benefits of cash ISAs.

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04 May 2021

Free ‘Breathing Space’ Scheme Launches Today, But Concern People Could Still Miss Out

Press release | Money.co.uk comments on the new breathing space scheme, which has the potential to help out thousands of people in debt

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27 April 2021

HOW TO PREVENT HOLIDAY HOME HELL Is investing in property abroad really the answer?

The personal finance experts at money.co.uk comment on if a holiday home investment is worth it, after a number of high profile individuals are reportedly set to lose millions on investments.

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12 April 2021

ISA Season : Now may be the time to invest but are Investment ISAs for you?

As the tax year begins, many will consider putting money into an investment ISA. Money.co.uk comment on if opening one is worth the investment.

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01 April 2021

National Price Hike Day 2021

Press release | Millions of people have found themselves to be hundreds of pounds poorer thanks to price hike inflations. Money.co.uk have laid bare figures.

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22 March 2021

Debt Awareness Week: Average Brit brought £9,246 debt into 2021

Press release | Money.co.uk has analysed the extent of debt that Brits' have built up in the last year and uncovered how Covid-19 has impacted this.

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