Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to get cheap train tickets this summer

I saved a bundle on my recent staycation by knowing where to go for my train ticket. Don’t let the glitzy adverts or confusing websites mislead you – here is how to make a real saving using split ticketing, free … Continue reading

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Can you bank on a Home Saver account to help you buy your first house?

First-time buyers are shut out of the property market, thanks in part to the sky-high deposits now required for a mortgage. But accounts that offer the chance to save for a deposit are no guaranteed route to getting that golden … Continue reading

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What happens to your student overdraft when you graduate? A guide to current accounts for big boys and girls

Students have been celebrating the end of their degrees in style. But graduates like me are coming to the end of our overdrafts and switching to current accounts with tough rules on borrowing. Don’t get stung by high charges and … Continue reading

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Filed under Banking, Graduate finance, Student Finance