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.

Do a money makeover in minutes

Last updated: 8th October 2020


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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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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Mobile savings apps: the must-know pros and cons

Last updated: 22nd September 2020


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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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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3 free ways to get fit

by Leeds Building Society


You might think that fitness doesn’t come for free but actually there are lots of things you can do to get fit, that cost little to nothing. You don’t have to fork out for expensive gym memberships, equipment or classes.

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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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Six ISA myths debunked

Last updated: 6th October 2020


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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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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A guide to tax-free savings

Updated: 23rd October 2020


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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Savings maturity

by Leeds Building Society


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

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