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Barclays Journal

Your destination for financial news and guides

The latest updates and money-saving tips, suited to everyone, all in one place. 

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What Brexit means for you

Helping you to make the most of the UK’s new relationship with the EU

A new era has begun for the UK and EU now that the Brexit transition period is over. To help you understand how this could affect you and what it means for your finances, we’ve put together a series of guides, articles and Q&As to support you and help you feel more confident about the future.

  • Money skills

    Boost your savings

    Simple hacks to help your bank account

    We’ve gathered 10 of the best personal finance hacks – savvy shortcuts to bolster your bank balance.1

    Take care of your credit score

    8 ways to help protect your future life plans

    Buying a house or owning a business may not be on your radar right now but don’t let the way you manage your money today undermine your future plans.

    Simply tweaks to your everyday financial habits can help turn that Carefree Spender mindset into cash in your pocket

    Money mindsets

    Scrimper, saver, spender, splurger – we have many different attitudes to money that can shift with the seasons. Pick the mindset that most suits you for tips to turn it to your advantage.

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    Top tips to tackle your financial goals

    We ask financial experts for their top tips on how you can tackle your money goals, from quick wins to planning for your family’s future.

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    Families talking finance

    It’s all relative

    Families can be great for advice, but would you talk to yours about money? We asked 4 families to open up to each other about their finances. Here’s what they had to say.

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    Choosing a financial adviser

    Confused by financial jargon?

    We outline the key things to consider when looking for a financial adviser.

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    Online tax returns

    Don’t miss the online self-assessment deadline

    Find out about a fast way to get a new GOV.UK log in if you’ve forgotten yours – so you’re ready for the 31 July deadline.

  • Making plans
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    Money goals

    Ready in 5

    Take a step back from everyday life to reflect on what you’re doing to protect your future with our ‘Ready in 5’ tips and tricks.

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    Couples finance

    Ideas for managing your money as a couple

    Of all the challenges you face as a couple, managing your money can be one of the hardest. We look at some ideas that can help.

    Top things to plan for when getting married

    Make planning your wedding or civil ceremony as exciting as the day itself. Our tips could help to take some stress away.

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    Families talking finance

    It’s all relative

    Families can be great for advice, but would you talk to yours about money? We asked 4 families to open up to each other about their finances. Here’s what they had to say.

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    Money saving tips for families

    Cut back on your everyday finances

    Take greater control of your family finances and make sure you're not missing out on any potential savings.

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    Financial planning for new parents

    Find out how to create a financial plan to help with the extra expenses a new arrival brings. Investments can fall in value. You may get back less than you invest.

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    Families talking finance

    Money matters

    Home improvements, a bigger family home or planning for retirement – everyone has their priorities when it comes to managing their money. Can we help each other to manage it better? We asked 4 families to open up about finances.

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    Car-buying tips

    What to think about before and after you buy

    Whether it’s brand new or just new to you, check out our tips on what to consider when buying your car.

  • Finances at university
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    Make the most of uni

    Tips on making the most of your time at university

    Learn how to manage your money and set yourself up while you’re studying.

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    Apprenticeships guide

    Is an apprenticeship scheme right for your child?

    We outline apprenticeships – from the key benefits to what an apprentice might earn.

    Uni's over, what next?

    Uni's over, what next?

    Life after university

    Read about managing your money, changing your bank account and preparing for work – with simple CV and interview tips.

    Life after university

    What’s next?

    How do you manage your money after graduation? Find out about credit scores, taxes, making the most of your money and paying off your overdraft.

  • The property ladder
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    Valuing your property

    How much is a house really worth?

    Putting your house on the market? Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the right price for your current property or new home. 

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    Relocating or renovating

    An expert property guide

    Want a snapshot of the latest information about a new area, or are you planning to renovate your property? Here are some insider tips. 

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    Add value to your home

    Tempted to improve rather than move?

    We look at some of the ways you can add value to your home and make living there that bit more enjoyable while you're at it.

  • Your future
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    Retirement plans

    Ready in 5

    Take a look at our ‘Ready in 5’ tips and tricks so you can start planning for your well-deserved retirement.

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    Easier tomorrows

    Planning for the future can make things much easier

    We share some handy tips to help you and your family look ahead.

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    Five reasons to write a will

    Writing a will should be one of the cornerstones of your financial planning. Having one in place can provide valuable peace of mind that any property or assets you own will pass to who you want when you die.

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    Life after work

    Volunteering and part-time work

    How to keep some structure in your life.

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