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Create a saving plan with your bank

If you are struggling to save money, you may want to seek advice from your local bank’s customer advisor. Book in to have a meeting regarding creating and managing a personal saving plan. Banks can offer valuable advice regarding the type of saving account to open that best suits your needs and requirements. They can also offer money saving plans and ways on spending less and saving more. You can create automatic money transfers from your current account to your savings account, on or after your payday. That way you will be contributing towards your savings account before you end up spending it during the month from your current account. If saving is currently unfeasible, your bank can offer you an arranged overdraft, that you can use if you become...

Are you considering a payday loan?

If money is a little tight this month, you may have considered a payday loan. Payday loans are a quick and easy way to get money, however they tend to have a large interest rate and require payment back within 30 days. If you are unable to pay the amount loaned plus the interest rate by the deadline you will certainly see a large bill building up. If you decide you need the cash, and will definitely have the money to pay the loan company back on your next payday, you shouldn’t have any issues. An alternative to a payday loan is an instalment loan, allowing you to borrow money and set a time frame to pay it back by. Time frames can be between 6 months-years, depending on the...

Having a credit card can improve your credit rating

Your credit report and score will influence many things in your life, such as the auto loan rate you receive and the mortgage amount you are approved for. Your capability of managing your finances and debt can significantly determine the outcome of much of your personal life. Therefore, learning how to develop and maintain a strong credit rating is very crucial. You can work to improve it so that you can easily qualify for the loans that you need to help you achieve your dream. One way that many are improving and rebuilding their credit is through the use of credit cards. They give you small lines of credit that allow you to make purchases and payments anywhere they are accepted. What makes them effective as a way to build...

Start a saving plan for the new year ahead

With Christmas just passed and our pockets very empty, January seems to take a financial strain on us. Planning ahead will help to provide you with a financial picture for the coming year. Many financial companies support providers on our smartphones or online as they are able to assist with financial planning. They can help by providing easy to use data sheets with easy to use options for entering your income and outgoings. They help by displaying a clear visual representation of the coming year, simply download an App or signing up online can keep your finance under control and at your fingertips. These companies also provide information regarding monthly summaries, tips on making better savings and have a support network available should you require it. You are also able...

Saving made easy, when you know how.

Money savings can be very stressful when you are unsure exactly what you need to be doing. One of the hardest parts of saving is the ‘getting started’ part. Firstly, you need to set saving goals and write them down, visualising the amount you require is essential in helping you understand your future needs. Write down what you want to save to do or buy and how long do you have to do this. Now give yourself a budget, limit any over-spending, even changing to a lower budget supermarket can help. Record your monthly outgoings (and this includes your morning coffee and little treats too). Then record your income. Visualise the difference and make realistic weekly and monthly saving goals to get you meet your required savings. Entering your numbers...