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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Should You Choose an Unarranged Overdraft or a Payday Loan?

For those in a tight financial spot in can be difficult to come to a decision on the best course of action. If you’re unable to call on the assistance of close friends or family members in a time of a financial uncertainty, the most common options are going over your current account limit with your bank, incurring costs through an unarranged overdraft, or by taking out a short term...

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How to Save Money on Your Food Shop

Food shopping for yourself or your family doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Whether you go to the shop daily, weekly, monthly, order online or in the store, or live solely from takeaway food, you’ll definitely end up spending a lot of money on food. Saving money on your food shop is an easy method that can help cut back on your monthly expenses. Here’s a few shopping tips that...

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Top Tips for Choosing a Savings Account

Opening a savings account is a great investment for the future - ensuring that if your personal circumstances change abruptly you have a safety net available. A Money Advice Service report found that only 4 in 10 adults had £500 or more in savings to cover unexpected bills, highlighting the importance of planning ahead. If you’re thinking about opening a savings account there are a...

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The 5 Most Common Reasons Behind Personal Debt

Getting into personal debt is easily done, with random circumstances or simple mistakes leading to a spiral of uncertainty and greater debt, through fines, missed payment fees and interest on top of original agreements. Here are 5 of the most common reasons behind personal debt:   A change in circumstances For some people debt starts when they have been made...

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