Barclays Journal

Your destination for financial news and guides

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

Bank of articles

Budget 2018

What it means for you

Read more about what’s been announced in the Budget 2018 and how it may affect you – and your money.

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.

Get your finances back on track

We ask financial experts for tips on tackling your money goals, from quick wins to planning for your family’s future.

Everyday finances

Ready in 5

Get in control of your family finances, make sure you're not missing out on any potential savings and try our ‘Ready in 5’ tips and tricks.

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.

5 steps to financial fitness

Take the challenges today

Trying to save but find the cost of living makes it impossible? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. But there are loads of ways you can save money without having to compromise all of the fun times. We invited 4 people in their 20’s to take our 5-day challenge where they learned that saving isn’t as hard as they thought. Try it for yourself – you might be surprised!

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.

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.

Car-buying tips

Looking for a new or second-hand car?

There’s a lot to consider when buying your next car. To make things a little easier, Jim Holder from What Car? shares 6 tips.