• Business Start Up Loans for Young Entrepreneurs

    Government Enterprise Advisor Lord Young describes Business Start Up Loans as ‘one way of getting from where we are to where this country could be’ They are available as a capital investment of up to £2500 for 18-24 year olds Applicants are given a mentor, who according to Lord Young – will work with you […]

  • Student survival tips

    Here are some survival tips for those money savvy freshers who are keen to make the most of their student loans Money Tip 1 – Sign up for Discount Websites One of the best things about being a student is all the free stuff you get given during Freshers week. Pens, keyrings, pizza… make sure […]

  • How to improve your credit rating

    Your credit rating may not be something you are particularly concerned with now, but you should keep it in mind if you are planning on applying for a mortgage in the not too distant future. Here are some simple steps you can take to ensure your credit rating is appealing to prospective mortgage lenders: Don’t […]

  • Teaching teens about online borrowing

    Teaching your teens to be financially savvy can begin at almost any age. After all, avoiding debt is simply a matter of living within your means, isn’t it? Not necessarily. Now that credit is taken for granted as a means to maintain your lifestyle, children need to understand that there is a cost to borrowing. […]

  • Would you take financial advice from a computer?

    Whilst many of you would answer no to this question, according to a report by Mintel (Financial Services – web aggregators) up to 60% of consumers in Britain will use a comparison website such as, Go Compare and Compare the Market to either research or buy a financial product! Until recently these websites concentrated […]

  • 5 ways to save money on your income protection

    Income protection premiums are calculated based on a combination of your age, job, current state of health, and level of cover, meaning that premiums for income protection are different for everyone. If you are a 21 year old administrator, in perfect health looking for £500 cover per month, your premiums will naturally be very low! […]

  • Battle of the sexes

    A date is fast approaching which will impact the premiums that people pay for protecting themselves against death, illness or injury. From the 21st of December the EU Gender Directive will be effective and this means an increase in price for most of us. Don’t leave a review of your insurance needs too late – […]