Benefits & savings

Benefits & savings

All you need to know about child benefit, tax credits, benefit entitlements and savings

Children's savings

Children’s savings: how to save money for kids

Children's savings accounts vary enormously. Some banks pay as little as 0.2% interest, others pay up to 6%. Some let you withdraw the cash...
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How To Keep Your Child Benefit

If you or your partner earns more than £50,000, the child benefit rules could cost you thousands of pounds a year. Here’s what steps...
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We Reveal The Top 10 Myths On Debts And Repayments

Most of us have debts of some sort of the other. Whether it’s credit card debt, an overdraft or a mortgage, debts need to...
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Why should you save for your child’s future?

On first look you may think there isn’t a huge amount of difference between a child’s savings account and a Junior ISA (JISA). In...
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Attention parents: make sure you use your child’s full Junior ISA allowance and enjoy...

If your child has a Junior ISA, the annual deadline to use their £4,080 allowance is getting closer, so take advantage now. If they...
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How to get free nursery places

All children under school age are entitled to free nursery places at some point. We explain when your child can expect to get theirs,...
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Best Junior ISAs: The ultimate guide

Do you want your kids to get a head start in life and get them financially savvy at the same time? Of course you...
Maternity benefits

Maternity rights: what family benefits can you get?

If you’re pregnant or have children there are a range of maternity rights and family benefits available – but many of them are NOT...
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Beat the taxman with the best cash ISAs

Even though ISA interest rates are awful at the moment, they’re still a must-have savings option. Below we explain why this is - and...
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Am I entitled to housing benefit?

“Am I entitled to housing benefit?” Good questions, because you could be one of the 1.1 million people the Department of Work and...
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