This website is about trying to make the most of money. For
savers you will find details on some of the best savings accounts from UK financial banks and building societies which will help you find
the best savings rates (with UK interest rates so low ever % point gained on the rate is useful) and with
the current banking crisis dividing your money between different financial institutions and savings accounts seems advisable.
For borrowers and savers the peer to peer lending page (social lending, zopa, etc) gives an insight into a fast growing sector
of the financial industry and the rates available for both savers and borrowers are worth considering. The top money savings tips gives ideas on reducing household expenses. If you have any offshore
bank accounts read the fscs page so you are aware of just how limited the protection can be.
The top over 50's savings accounts rate page gives
examples of some of the highest and best savings rates available for the over 50's, and don't miss
the pages on fixed rate bonds, ISAs, instant access and easy accounts and the top regular
savings accounts plus our top 10 savings accounts. If you are aware of a best savings rate that we have
missed email us and we will add it to the top savings accounts. Take a look at the list of building societies for
details on all the remaining ones in the UK which should be useful for those who prefer to put their savings
with a mutual organisation or any carpetbaggers who are still chasing an unlikely windfall.
If you are looking to take out apersonal
loan the loan tips page has some ideas. For fun take a read at the money jokes or more seriously the beginners
guide to the stock market. Most consumers spend a lot of their income on insurance so take a read of the new insurance
guides (including pet, car, Life insurance, Over 50s Life Insurance with no medical and travel
insurance) to make sure you are getting the best value for money.
If you have anything you would like added to the site email us and we will be happy to consider them
so others can benefit too.
WHAT IS CARPETBAGGING
Carpetbagging is investing in a mutual organisation like a "Mutual
Building Society" in order to get a windfall in the event of a merger or takeover of the mutual organisation.
For an investment in a building society savings account of £100 you can get interest
on your savings accounts plus the potential of a windfall. If you were to save £100 per month at a savings interest rate
of 6% you would have £16,470 after 10 years even without a carpetbagging windfall.
Since 2003 you could have made a minimum of £1400 from windfalls from Building Society mergers but since
the credit crunch you are probably wasting your time. More information on here.
LV= Over 50 Life
Insurance pays a lump sum when you’re no longer around. You’re
guaranteed acceptance with no medical or health questions. Cover
starts from just £5 a month and you can choose a free gift when
you buy including a £30 M&S voucher!
Take out both buildings and contents cover and only pay one excess on a claim, plus you'll get an extra
Insure your pet
from £4.31 per month for cats and £6.71 per month for dogs.