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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.

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Six ISA myths debunked

Last updated: 6th April 2021


Some people think that ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) are complicated, or you need a large amount of money to open one, or there's no point having one at all! But they're not as confusing as they might seem.

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Mobile savings apps: the must-know pros and cons

by Leeds Building Society


With more and more people turning to mobile savings apps to manage their money, we thought now would be the ideal opportunity to explore their pros and cons…

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Saving in 2021: a guide to setting your new year's resolution

by Leeds Building Society


We’ve put together a six-step guide to setting a resolution you can actually stick to. That way, you can kick-start a year of good savings habits.

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Saving during lockdown: the results are in

by Leeds Building Society


We’ve already looked at how lockdown changed the way we think about our homes . But how has it affected our attitudes towards budgeting, saving and spending?

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A history of bizarre taxes

by Leeds Building Society


Did you know you could save up to £20,000 each financial year in an ISA, completely tax-free*? To celebrate this, and mark the start of the new financial year, we’ve taken a look back through time at some historical taxes.

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New Year resolutions: save without the pressure

by Leeds Building Society


It’s 2020! Can you believe it? Now that we’re into January, we’ve hit ‘new year, new me’ season in full swing. And whilst New Year’s resolutions can be a great way of setting goals, they can also mean a whole lot of pressure and expectation.

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25 Days of Saving

by Leeds Building Society


The arrival of December means several things – it’s getting colder, it’s almost Christmas and, most importantly, you get to eat chocolate every day! Whilst we love the classic advent calendars, we thought we’d help you get an extra something out of each day in the run-up to Christmas.

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The faces on your banknotes

by Leeds Building Society


Ever looked closely at the notes in your wallet or purse? We’re sure you notice the number, but what about the faces staring back at you?

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What are Regular Savings

What are regular savings?

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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How to save money and stay warm this season

Updated: 3rd December 2019


We've certainly been feeling the frosty weather recently, so with temperatures getting cooler make sure use this opportunity to keep hold of your pennies whilst keeping warm.

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Christmas gift ideas to suit every budget

by Leeds Building Society


Unless you have completely mastered the budget friendly Christmas, it’s likely you’ll feel the pinch this season (and we don’t just mean from the plummeting temperatures). Well not to worry, we have some cracking gift ideas that can suit absolutely any budget…

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The Death of Cash

by Leeds Building Society


Cash is dying out, arguably with good reason: it's less convenient, takes up more room, and if you lose it, there's no getting it back from your bank or building society. But studies suggest that the death of cash isn't good for our wallets...

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How your native language can make you a better (or worse) saver

by Leeds Building Society


There are many reasons we might struggle to save money: a lack of willpower, the easy access of online shopping, the ever-increasing use of credit cards. But there are other, more surprising, factors at work too - including the language you speak.

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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, but it’s not always an easy lesson for them to learn. We've put together a few ways to help your kids get into the savings habit.

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How to train yourself to become a better saver

by Leeds Building Society


Saving money can be challenging but we're committed to helping you do it. That's why we’ve teamed up with consultant psychologist and author of Willpower for Dummies, Dr. Frank Ryan, to share some top tips on how spenders can become savers.

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Spring cleaning isn't just for your home

by Leeds Building Society


The number 1 date in our calendar is the start of the new tax year. But it should be a date you take notice of too. The new tax year means a brand new ISA allowance is available (so make the most of tax-free saving!) and it's also an ideal time to give your finances a good old spring clean.

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What are Tax-free savings

A guide to tax-free savings

Updated: 6th April 2021


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

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The lowdown on Lifetime ISAs

Last updated: 10th January 2017


With a Lifetime ISA, you can save either for a deposit on your first home or for your retirement. Whatever you do, the government will match 25% of your savings. Here's what you need to know about the Lifetime ISA.

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Personal Savings Allowance

Last updated: 17th September 2020


The Personal Savings Allowance means most UK adults can earn up to a certain amount in savings interest without paying tax.

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Do a money makeover in minutes

Last updated: 20th September 2021


For many people, the pandemic has made budgeting more important than ever. But managing your money doesn’t need to be daunting or time consuming. Our useful hints and tips could help you get to grips with budgeting and saving – whether you’ve got plenty of time to spare, or just five minutes.

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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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