For Savers

Whether you’re saving for something special or just for a rainy day, knowing how to make your money go further will help see your savings grow. Here you’ll find hints and tips on how to make the most of your savings.

Love to save or spend?

by Leeds Building Society


What type of saver or spender are you? Pop the kettle on, sit back and take 5 minutes to find out in our quiz.

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Savings protection limit increases to 85,000

by Leeds Building Society


From the 30th January 2017, the FSCS limit increased to £85,000. Here's some useful information about the FSCS, what you need to know and why the increase has happened...

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There are better places to keep your money than...

by Leeds Building Society


There are better places to keep your money than a piggy bank, or stashed under the mattress or in an old shoe box. We've unearthed some very unusual places where people hide their money...

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Financial lessons from our members

by Leeds Building Society


Our members have revealed that most financial education comes from parents and grandparents. We asked our TalkingPoint member's forum about financial lessons they'd learned and whether they regretted any choices they'd made. The results are in!

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30 days of savings

by Leeds Building Society


To make sure you begin the new tax year as you mean to go on – as a savvy saver – we’ve put together 30 fail-safe tips for you to try out for 30 days.

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Why ISAs are still relevant

by Leeds Building Society


Some people have said that the Personal Savings Allowance will mark the end of the Individual Savings Account (ISA), but, in fact, there are still a great many reasons why opening an ISA remains an excellent choice for savvy savers.

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Saving for an engagement ring

by Leeds Building Society


Your proposal will mark one of the biggest moments in your relationship and the start of your next adventure as a couple, so making this life event as memorable as possible is a must. Our handy infographic will help you save for the perfect ring and more.

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Five affordable ways to propose in style

by Leeds Building Society


“How did you propose?” – it’s the inevitable question men and women alike are asked after they get engaged, and it will be a tale relived with family and friends for years to come. It’s important to pop the question in a way that’s both romantic and memorable, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be costly.

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Personal Savings Allowance

by Leeds Building Society


From April 2016, a new Personal Savings Allowance is being introduced meaning most UK adults will be able to earn up to a certain amount in savings interest without paying tax. As part of this, banks and building societies will no longer automatically deduct tax on interest earned on savings.

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Money makeovers in minutes

by Leeds Building Society


If you’re lacking in time and motivation to focus on your finances, don’t panic. Our useful hints and tips could help you focus on saving – whether you’ve got plenty of time to spare, or just five minutes.

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Saving a little each day for a rainy day

by Leeds Building Society


Do you know that saving just £2 a day will add up to £730 over the course of a year? Over a decade, that’s over £7,000 - a significant amount of money.

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Budgeting for your big day

by Leeds Building Society


Of all the special occasions in your life, your wedding day will should stand out as one of the happiest and most memorable. However, organising your perfect wedding can be a challenge - particularly when it comes to setting, and sticking to a budget, as the costs can quickly mount up.

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Living at home to save a deposit

by Leeds Building Society


Many of us dream about owning our home but saving enough for a deposit when you’re paying rent and other living expenses can seem an impossible task. One answer is to reclaim your childhood bedroom, grit your teeth and return to mum and dad.

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Budgeting for a baby

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Starting a family is an exciting time in anyone’s life. A new arrival not only brings complete joy, but an entirely new set of responsibilities and financial outgoings.

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Buying a budget friendly car

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For some drivers, choosing to purchase a second-hand car can seem like a financially-friendly way to buy a car. There are a number of money-saving measures you can take to make sure you get a great deal as well as a reliable vehicle.

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Ways to save on your holiday

by Leeds Building Society


For us Brits, on this cold, wet and windy island, the annual summer break is a sacred event. To help you maximise fun during your annual escape without breaking the bank, we’ve pulled together our eight best tips for affordable holidaying.

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Video - Fixed or Variable Savings

by Leeds Building Society


Savings accounts come with a rate of interest that is either variable or fixed. Watch our video for a guide to fixed and variable rate savings accounts.

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Video - Saving Regularly

by Leeds Building Society


Saving money each month is easy once you get into the habit. Here's how you can get started.

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Savings maturity

by Leeds Building Society


Find out what a savings maturity is and what your options could be.

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Video - A guide to savings accounts

by Leeds Building Society


There are lots of different reasons to save. A house deposit, a car, a holiday or just something for a rainy day. Choosing the right savings account depends on how much you can save, how long you want to save for and whether you’ll need access to your savings.

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Video - Tax-free savings

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With a cash ISA, or individual savings account, you can save a set amount without paying tax("tax-free savings"§) each financial year. There are lots of different cash ISAs you can choose from.

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Preparing your child for university

by Leeds Building Society


The time has come for your child to leave home and set off for university. But before you pack them off, here are a few things to double-check to help the move go smoothly.

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Savings Tips No-one Follows

by Leeds Building Society


Here are five classic savings tips designed to have minimum impact on your everyday life.

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Teaching your children to become savers

by Leeds Building Society


Raising your children as savers is one of the most valuable gifts you can give them, as it's a habit that will serve them well throughout their lives.

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Becoming a financially stable graduate

by Leeds Building Society


Today's graduates can leave university with debt on their mind. Here, we look at ways you can take financial control as a responsible and forward-thinking graduate.

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The Savings Habit

by Leeds Building Society


When it comes to saving money, we all know that it should be something we do regularly. But with all the expense of day-to-day life, how many of us really do? We wanted to find out how many of us actually saved on a regular basis and how much.

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The benefits of financial planning

by Leeds Building Society


Financial planning isn’t just about stocks and shares or investments. It’s about knowing what your financial goals are and understanding how you will achieve them. We all know that planning ahead means we can make the most of life, so why not plan ahead to make the most of your finances. But where to start? Here we take a look at how you can start planning your finances.

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Ten things to consider before spending

by Leeds Building Society


There are a million ways to spend your hard-earned cash, from expensive lunches and drinks with friends, to designer clothes and indulgent gifts but sometimes we need to limit our spending to stay in control of our finances.

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Help to Buy ISA

by Leeds Building Society


First time buyers will be able to benefit from a new government-funded saving initiative due to launch this autumn, the Help to Buy ISA.

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Understanding your family's finances

by Leeds Building Society


Looking after your family's finances can seem like an overwhelming task. With different incomes and outgoings to keep track of, making the numbers add up can seem tricky. To help you stay on top of your money we’ve put together four handy tips.

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Savings plan for the new financial year

by Leeds Building Society


A savings account is a great way to start building towards your savings’ goal during the new financial year.

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