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Coronavirus has disrupted almost every aspect of life, with a significant impact on the economy. With the long-term consequences of the Coronavirus lockdown still unknown, there has never been a more important time to take back control of your finances.

It is always a good idea to have a ‘rainy-day’ pot of money set aside for emergencies. So, to help you build your nest-egg and make your money go a little further during the lockdown we’ve put together a few simple steps to help you save money.

Budget:

Set yourself a budget. Work out how much of your income you…

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30 day Mindfulness challenge

The global spread of COVID-19 has caused sudden and dramatic changes to our everyday lives. Worldwide we’ve had to adapt to a new way of living and working, which may have caused uncertainty for many of us. For those who are worried about the impact of Coronavirus on your mental health, you are not alone.

Many of us are feeling worried, lonely, bored, and frustrated. You may also be feeling down, anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those close to you. It is important to remember that it’s OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts…

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Covid-19 has drastically changed the way in which we are living our everyday lives. We are spending more time than ever before at home and online. And whilst most people are pulling together to support and help one another, unfortunately there are fraudsters and criminals out there looking to take advantage and exploit the Coronavirus outbreak.

Their goal is to scam innocent people out of their money and / or their personal information and data. These criminals are experts at impersonating trusted organisations such as banks and even the police. Career criminals spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping…

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Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) advised people against using physical cash due to the fact that the Corvid-19 virus can stick to hard surfaces for several days. They advise people to make digital and contactless payments where possible.

In response, and to help stop the spread of Corvid-19 the British Retail Consortium (BRC)– the lead trade association in the UK — has announced it is increasing the limit for contactless card payments in the UK. The story has also been confirmed by U.K. Finance, a trade association representing the payments and finance industry.

From 01 April 2020 the contactless…

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UK based start-up proves London is still the home of choice for alternative payments solutions

London, 31 March 2020 — Dzing, a new to market electronic money and payment institution, today announced the launch of its new mobile payment app, to allow international students, remote freelancers, overseas workers, and travellers, conduct financial services from their smart devices at high speed.

Now available on Android and iOS, the Dzing app will offer its users a simple, seamless process for transferring funds across borders in the UK and Europe. …

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Over the next few weeks and months Covid-19 may have various effects on your life and that’s why we wanted to let you know that we’re here to support you in any way we can!

Firstly, we want you to be certain that your money is safe and fully protected. We are monitoring the regulatory requirements and taking all actions to ensure we are not exposing the business or our clients to any risks.

The safety of our staff is paramount and we’re keeping a close eye on the Coronavirus situation as things change daily. As most of the world…

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If you want to make drastic changes in your personal finances for the better, there is no time better than spring! This time can effectively be used to bring about significant improvements in how you handle your finances so that you can get rid of the bad financial habits and make plans that can pave the way for a secure financial future.

Tackle your finances

Spring is not just the time to clean up your wardrobe. You need to pull up your socks and deal with your financial matters as well so that everything can be sorted. This can be…

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It’s that time of the year again, friends. While some of us genuinely look forward to the Christmas trees and Mariah Carey’s ubiquitous banger, which can be heard pretty much at any retail store starting in December, for many of us, the holidays can be an expensive and stressful proposition.

In fact, a recent study suggested that many people do struggle with “mid to severe stress”. In fact, 41% of the Americans surveyed “confess to working ‘too hard’ to achieve a ‘perfect Christmas’”. …

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Do away with the ‘I-forgot-to-cancel-it’ payments!

Most of us have so many subscriptions to different products and services, that we often forget to cancel those we don’t use any more. (Need we remind you that the sellers of monthly subscriptions are aware that homo sapiens are a particularly lazy and forgetful species? To paraphrase Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, your sloth is their margin).

Whether you want to “stick it to the man” or tighten up your finances, it is a good habit to audit all your recurring payments at least twice a year. …

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According to a report by Scottish Widows, almost half of Brits in their 30s and 40s aren’t saving enough aside for retirement.

Sooner or later each one of us (except for the incurable workaholics) will have to leave work behind and start relying on our pension. Most people are eligible for a workplace pension, which is a no-brainer: a percentage of your pay is invested the pension scheme automatically every payday. Those who are ineligible (or those who wish it was higher) might want to have a look inside the world of personal pensions. …

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