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How to switch your bank account

How to switch your bank account

In September 2013, the Current Account Switch Service was introduced to make switching bank accounts easier and quicker. The scheme standardises the process of switching across the UK, regardless of who you bank with. 1) Compare bank accounts Since the launch of the seven day switching service, there has been an influx of incentives available

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Investing In Shares

Investing In Shares

There was a time when investing in shares was seen as the realm of the yuppie. However, times change and these days investing in shares is much more popular. One reason for this is accessibility – the Internet has made buying and sharing shares a much less daunting prospect, now anyone with some spare cash

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Setting Up A Savings Goal For 2015

Setting Up A Savings Goal For 2015

It’s a proven fact that those who set themselves a specific savings goal are more likely to achieve their target than those who simply save willy-nilly. And seeing your savings balance creep upwards each month is the ideal incentive to keep going. The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin your

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Barclays 3 year flexible ISA

Barclays 3 year flexible ISA

If you’re on the lookout for a savings option that delivers a good return, but gives you easy access to your money then a cash ISA can be a good choice. Barclays have an appealing offer currently available in the form of a 3-year flexible ISA. Here’s the low down … What it Offers Save

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the best savings accounts for kids

The best savings accounts for kids

Whether you’re adding money to help them along in the future or whether they’re saving their pocket money for something special, children’s savings accounts can be a great idea. As well as teaching kids the valuable lesson that saving pays off, a good savings account will add interest, meaning their money is earning more cash.

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Child trust funds

If your child was born between 1st September 2002 and 2nd January 2011 then they should have a Child Trust Fund (CTF) account in their name. These were initially designed to encourage parents and other family members to save for the child’s future. With the introduction of Junior ISAs for children born after this point,

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