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Making the most of your money.

A lot has changed this year including what we spend our money on. Whether you want to save a bit more as your circumstances have changed or you want to make the most of the money you’re no longer spending we’ve put together some useful guides and resources to help you manage your money.

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Useful information for making the most of your money.

If you’re looking for guidance on how to make the most of your money, here are some suggestions on where to start.

Martin Lewis and the team at MoneySavingExpert have lots of useful guides that are full of tips on how best to your manage your money, such as this one on budgeting.

Checking your credit report is a good way to assess your finances and find areas of improvements. There are lots of companies who offer free credit reports including Equifax, Experian, ClearScore and Transunion.

Track your finances:

There are also loads of great money management apps available that can make it easier to keep track of your finances and help you to start maximising your savings. A few worth checking out are Money Dashboard, Yolt and Chip.

  1. Money Dashboard
    www.moneydashboard.com
  2. Yolt
    www.yolt.com
  3. Chip
    www.getchip.uk​

Useful information for making the most of your money

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
www.adviceguide.org.uk

The CAB provides free, confidential, impartial information and advice on a wide range of debt and benefits issues face to face. Look in the phone book or on the CAB website for the telephone number of your local bureau. 

 

StepChange 
Tel: 0800 138 1111 (freephone)
Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm
www.stepchange.org

StepChange Debt Charity are the UK’s leading debt charity offering free, confidential debt help and support to anyone with money worries. Their free debt management can help you get back in control of your money and move forward with your life.

 

National Debtline
Tel: 0808 808 4000 (freephone)
Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9.30am to 1pm 
www.nationaldebtline.org

National Debt-line is a telephone helpline for people struggling with debt. National Debtline can also send you a free debt advice pack that includes guidance on completing a personal budget as well as answering legal questions connected with debt.

Advice UK
Tel: 0300 777 0107 or 0300 777 0108 
www.adviceuk.org.uk

This network supports free advice providers and can give details of your nearest debt advice centre.

 

The Money Advice Service
Tel: 0800 138 7777
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

The Money Advice Service provides information and tools to help you manage your money better.

How to avoid the scammers

At Shawbrook we take your online safety seriously. While we use secure systems and messaging to make our own digital space safe, you should still take some simple measures to protect yourself against fraud online. Here are a few things to bear in mind.

  • Always protect your information, including passwords, account numbers and PIN codes. Legitimate banks won’t request these details by phone or email, so if someone asks you for them, it could be a scam.
  • Beware of unsolicited emails. Fraudsters often try to access information by getting you to open attachments or click on links. If in doubt, ignore it. If the email claims to be from Shawbrook or another bank you know, you can phone to check if it’s legitimate.
  • Keep your computer safe with up-to-date anti-virus and firewall software. Avoid letting people you don’t know use your computer, or giving them remote access to your system.

At Shawbrook we are committed to supporting all of our customers, not least those experiencing difficulties as a result of the current situation. We will provide whatever support we can to help them through this period. Find out more.

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