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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Open Banking

4 things you need to know

Have you heard about Open Banking? It’s designed to give you more control of your financial information and help you benefit from a wider range of products and services. Here’s what you need to know.