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Best Loyalty Cards 2020

Loyalty schemes are one of the best methods of making your money work for you. But how do you know which scheme is best for you and your needs? That’s where we can help!

Published Nov 11th 2020 | 4 min read

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10 Ways to Earn a Second Income

As 2020 rumbles on, more and more people are looking for extra ways of making money. We’ve highlighted 10 ways to earn a second income.

Published Nov 11th 2020 | 4 min read

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10 Easy Ways to Cut Your Energy Bills

Making some simple, small changes around your home could make a world of difference to the size of your wallet. Read our 10 easy ways to cut your energy bills.

Published Oct 21st 2020 | 5 min read

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Building Better Savings Habits

There are many reasons why you may want to save money, from building up a deposit for your first home to saving for your retirement. Read our guide and start boosting your financial health.

Published Oct 21st 2020 | 8 min read

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Understanding Credit Reports

A guide to credit reports, and the important role they play in determining what financial products you can access.

Published May 30th 2020 | 12 min read

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Understanding Credit Scores

A guide to understanding your credit score and how to improve it.

Published May 30th 2020 | 10 min read

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Emma vs. Yolt - Budgeting App Comparison

How do you keep on top of your personal finances? We looked at two of the most popular free-to-download budgeting apps available right now; Emma and Yolt.

Published Apr 24th 2020 | 8 min read


Coronavirus - Your financial guide

The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on financial wellbeing. This guide signposts the help available for financial products and essential bills.

Last updated Aug 24th 2020 | 5 min read

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Electricity Suppliers Guide

Review our electricity providers guide to learn more about Bright, Budget Energy, Click Energy, Electric Ireland, Power NI, and SSE Airtricity.

Last updated Nov 20th 2020


Autumn Price Rises 2019

We've been tracking the latest NI electricity price rises. Read the latest updates here.

Last updated Aug 31st 2019 | 2 min read

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Quick tips for saving energy at home

Looking to save energy at home? Read our simple energy saving tips.

Published Feb 7th 2019 | 2 min read

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Getting the best deal on your electricity

Our guide explains how energy switching works in Northern Ireland and what to consider when shopping around for a better deal on your electricity and gas.

Last updated Jan 20th, 2019 | 7 min read