1 – Give your pension a little love

Pension saving offers some of the biggest guaranteed returns available. It’s not complicated.

We’ve put together a checklist to work through which could save you tax, boost your returns and put your pension on track.

 

 

2. Switch energy suppliers

Households could save up to £221 if they switch energy suppliers, but millions don’t bother. This is one of the easiest switch-to-save measures, so get on with it.

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6. Address the debt

If you can’t pay off the debt on your credit card now, give yourself more free time and move it to a balance transfer card. Providers, such as MBNA, are currently offering 0pc interest deals up to 43 months.

Be sure to compare the one-off balance transfer fees as each provider will charge differently.

There are a number of fee-free cards currently available from providers such as Tesco, Halifax and Virgin Money.

See here for more information on our favourite balance transfer cards.

 

 

3. Move to a fixed-rate mortgage now, while the rates remain at rock-bottom

Don’t sit in your standard variable rate for too long, if at all.

Charlotte Nelson, of Moneyfacts, the data firm, suggested borrowers with a mortgage of £200,000 over 25 years could save £2,232 in a year if they switched from the average SVR charging 4.62pc to a mortgage rate of 2.31pc – similar to the average two-year fix.

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4. Ditch the gym membership

Sorry if it’s too late and you’ve already signed up to a contract…

But if not, opt for monthly pay-as-you-go instead – especially if there is a strong likelihood that you will stop going.

Try a “pay-as-you-go” gym (PayasUgym.com) which allows you to buy discounted day bundle or monthly passes in your area. If you want to try a different gym, or to stop altogether, you won’t lose the money that you would have lost with a contract.

 

 

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For more information about mortgages, savings and pensions please contact one of our One Stop Finance Team Below

 

 

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