Child benefit helps pay for the cost of children, but you also build up your state pension if you register for it, until your child is 12.
The new plastic £5 note is issued by the Bank of England
The Bank of England cut the base interest rate from 0.5% to 0.25% on August 5th
Investors often talk about ‘active and passive’ investing
Do you want more control and choice about what your money is invested in
If you have joint loans or a joint account with your partner, how do you protect your finances if your relationship breaks down
The state pension age for women has been rising from 60 and will reach 66 in 2020
If you’ve not been left anything by your parents in their will, can you challenge it
If you’re shopping online, you get a ‘cooling off’ period if you change your mind
Your credit score is used by lenders to help them work out whether to lend to you, and how much to lend
Pensions can be overlooked when couples divorce, but there are strict rules about how they can be divided
If something goes wrong with goods or services you’ve bought, you’ll want the company to put it right
If you don’t have a will, you can’t decide who will inherit when you die
You might have heard the term ‘ethical’ investing, but what does it mean
An ISA or individual savings account lets you save money with interest tax free, or invest it without having to pay extra tax when you cash it in
Interest rates may be low but it’s important to get the most you can on your savings
If you have a cash ISA paying a low rate of interest, you can transfer it to get a better return
If you have debts with someone else, like a mortgage, or they rely on your salary, you should consider life insurance
If you need extra money – what are your options
If you have an elderly parent who can’t make decisions about their own finances, you may be able to help them, but only if you have the legal authority to do so.
The state pension system is changing and it will affect you if you reach state pension age on or after April 6th 2016
Your credit report is a financial snapshot of how well you’ve managed to pay back money you’ve borrowed
If you owe money to several companies, such as on your credit card, store card and loan, there are ways you can pay back your debt that will save you money.
What is a pension, what are the tax benefits of saving into a pension and how can you take your money out of your pension?
If you own shares in companies that are established, you may receive a share of the profits via a dividend
Splitting up with your partner can be financially as well as emotionally draining
If you have savings and a mortgage, you may be able to save thousands of pounds and take years off your mortgage term by using an offset mortgage
If you couldn’t work because you were ill, do you know what you’d live on
If you’ve been targeted by identity (ID) fraudsters, you should act quickly
Travel insurance policies vary widely, and if you’re not careful you could pick one that doesn’t give you the cover you need
If your savings and property are worth more than a certain amount when you die, you may have to pay inheritance tax
Most of us love a bargain, but do you know your rights if you buy something in the sales and it turns out to be faulty