News & Guides

From debunking financial jargon to home improvement hacks and wedding saving ideas, we have a range of content to support you. You’ll find a number of useful guides to help with planning and budgeting to turn your dreams into a reality.

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Different types of loans

Want to know about the different types of loans? We explain the types of unsecured personal loans we offer and other ways of borrowing in our guide.
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How to save money on car insurance

Looking for cheaper car insurance? Read our guide for the 10 best tips on how to save money on your car insurance policy and enjoy savings every year.
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Tips on haggling for a used car

Looking to buy a used car? We’ve rounded up the best tips on how to negotiate the price of a second-hand vehicle, including advice from car salespersons.
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The biggest barriers to finishing a home improvement – and how to overcome them

To help you plan for your next project, we reveal the biggest barriers to completing DIY projects around the home according to our research.
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Top tips to make sure your home improvement goes off without a hitch

To avoid any DIY mishaps on your next home improvement project, TV star and interior design expert, Siobhan Murphy shares her ultimate list of top tips to make sure your next home improvement is disaster-free.
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How to become a DIY master of your home

As part of our mission to support you with finishing your half-started DIY projects this summer, interior design expert, Siobhan Murphy shares her top tips for tackling a home improvement project.
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Simple ways to save money on DIY projects this summer

Looking for ways to save money on your DIY projects? Here, we share our 5 top tips to consider before starting your next home improvement.
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4 ways to budget for home improvement projects

Setting a realistic budget is key when starting a DIY job. Here, we share our 4 top tips to help you plan your next project.
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UK’s Top Borrowers & Common Trends

At some point, most people borrow from a bank or from friends and family. Discover where in the UK people borrow the most money and what they do with it.
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Borrowing Money From Friends and Family

Thinking about borrowing money from friends or family? We outline what you need to know about before you do so — including a loan agreement template.
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Myths about borrowing money broken down

Considering applying for a personal loan? We debunk 5 common misconceptions and myths about loans to help you make an informed decision.
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A guide to borrowing money responsibly

Borrowing money is a big decision and shouldn't come without significant thought and research. Our Consumer managing director, Paul Went, shares his top tips for borrowing responsibly.