Savings accounts essential guide
Compare savings accounts and choose how to save money. Here’s a guide to different types of savings accounts.
Planning and paying for your own funeral
It’s your wishes that should count most at your own send-off. The good news is that you can formalise your wishes, organise and even pay for your funeral while you’re still around.
Inheritance Tax - and what you have to pay
You may lose some of your legacy in tax to the Treasury instead of it going to your family. Here's how to get things in good order.
How to trace a lost pension – and what to do with it
Find out how to track down lost pensions and combine separate schemes by following the simple steps outlined in this guide.
How to save for an emergency fund – and keep it safe
An emergency fund is all to do with planning ahead. It’s not there to make you money – but to protect the money you already have and get a supply of easily accessible cash together to help pay unexpected bills.
Getting started with saving
Getting started with saving is easier than you think. There are many ways to organise your spending and save regularly – and lots of help available to make your savings work for you.
Can I pay less stamp duty?
Is there a way to pay less Stamp Duty if your house is above the £125,000 threshold?
Does everyone have to have a funeral?
Funerals seem a final part of someone’s life, but do you really need a funeral, what are your options and does a prepaid funeral help?
Your Personal Savings Allowance
Basic rate taxpayers in the UK can earn up to £1,000 of interest on their savings accounts completely tax-free. This is your Personal Savings Allowance, or PSA. The limit depends on earnings though, and higher-rate tax payers can earn up to £500 interest before having to pay tax.
How you can afford your bucket list adventures
There are ways to plan and save for a worry-free future. If you can set aside a little money and get good advice on where it will work for you, then the world can be your oyster.