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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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...
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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...
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...
am I entitled to housing benefit

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...
Best cash ISAs

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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