How to Get the Best Exchange Rate for Your Holiday Cash

As summer approaches some of us will be packing our sunglasses, sun cream and swimwear and heading for sunnier destinations abroad. You’ve got to be prepared though, and how do you guarantee that you’re getting the most holiday cash for your money? Here we take a look at a few tips on how to get the best exchange rates for your holiday cash.   Understand the Jargon –...

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Amazon Prime Day: What to Expect and Top Tips

Are you on the lookout for a bargain? Usually you’d have to wait until Black Friday or the New Year Sales, but Amazon Prime Day can help with your summer bargain hunting! The 24-hour Amazon Prime Day sale will include over 100,000 cost reductions on products across all categories such as TVs, smartphones, books, laptops and Amazon’s flagship products such as Echo, the Fire tablet or...

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Lettings Agents Fees in England To Be Ditched

Lettings agent fees will be banned as part of the Tenants’ Fees Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech, which will make the prospect of renting a new property much less of a financial strain. Lettings agent fees can be charged for numerous reasons, including administration, reference, credit and immigration checks. The latest English Housing Survey found that fees typically cost £223...

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Goodbye Estimated Energy Bills, Hello Smart Meters!

It’s no secret that estimated energy bills can cause you to end up paying more for your energy - and leave your wallet much lighter at the end of the month. That’s why the Smart Meter Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech will help put you in control of your energy use, and know exactly what you’ll be paying!   What is the Smart Meter Bill? The Smart Meter Bill is...

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How to BBQ on a Budget This Summer

When the sun is out it is always nice to invite a small group of friends and family round for a BBQ. There is nothing better than being surrounded by love and laughter with an ice old beer in one hand and a burger (veggie or meat) in the other. Cooking at home doesn’t need to break the bank - here’s how you can have a cracking summer BBQ on a budget:   Use Cheap Cuts of...

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Camping on a Budget in the UK – Where to Go on Holiday this Summer

Summer is around the corner and we’ve been lucky enough in the UK to have some hot weather so far already this year. With the holidays approaching you really don’t need to spend loads of money on an expensive holiday abroad. There are plenty of enticing and cost effective camping spots across the UK for you to sink your teeth into, relax and enjoy a British holiday. If you’re planning...

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We’re a Consumer Credit Awards 2017 finalist!

After ten weeks of voting in the Consumer Credit Awards, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been named a finalist in the “Best Short Term Loan Provider” category. We’ve got to this point thanks to our fantastic customers voting for us, and you can take a look at some of the great feedback we’ve received, by reading our PiggyBank reviews here! Here’s what Dan Ware,...

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How to Budget For a Summer Holiday

Are you dreaming of taking that perfect summer holiday this year? With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your summer getaway. But did you know that the average holiday costs £974? Other than the holiday booking itself, new clothes, spending money and transport costs take up the majority of the costs. We’ve compiled a list of tips to save money...

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Surviving a festival on a budget

Festival season is now upon us and there are many of us who are thinking of digging into our pockets and spending upwards of £200 for a ticket to one of the many festivals around the UK. One of the things that holds us back from going or causes problems when it’s finished is the cost of being at a festival. We have to think about camping gear, travel, food, drink and all the little...

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