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Low rates dampen ISA enthusiasm

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Low interest rates have turned this year's ISA season into a damp squib. But don't let poor rates put you off making the most of your tax-free savings.

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Low interest rates affect Brits’ finances

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March marks the fourth anniversary of the Bank of England base rate hitting its record low of 0.5 per cent. We look at how interest rates have affected you in terms of savings, mortgages, loans and pensions.

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Top tips to get your finances back on track

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Have your New Year’s money resolutions slipped already? Personal finance journalist Esther Shaw explains how to get your bank balance heading back in the right direction.

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New OrSaveIt app encourages impulse saving

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New mobile phone app OrSaveIt aims to turn you from an impulse buyer into an impulse saver. Money journalist Neil Faulkner looks at how it works.

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Blog: Why I'm a fan of premium bonds

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Premium bonds are certainly popular, with many people regarding them as a safe way to gamble, says journalist and premium bonds holder Maria McCarthy. But are they worth it?

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New figures show wages hit by recession

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The majority of full-time workers saw their wages fall during the recent recession, new government figures reveal.

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Bonus rates on savings: Good or bad?

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Many don’t like introductory bonus rates on savings accounts as it’s easy to forget when they run out – leaving customers earning a pitiful rate of interest. But there are pros, as we explain.

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How we can learn from the army's mistakes

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The Ministry of Defence has been buying up more than it uses. But like a soldier routinely inspecting his or her weapons, we could do with regularly checking over our finances to ensure there's no waste or stockpiling.  Read More…

Weird places people hide cash around the home

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Whether it's the underwear drawer or under the floorboards one in five Brits keep the lion’s share of their spare money at home or in their cars, a new poll by finds.

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A royal price tag: The cost of the monarchy

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The British monarchy is steeped in history, tradition - and cost. The money the monarchy surrenders back to the government (from the Crown Estate) makes up for these costs, but the figures are significant.

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