All about banking

From understanding your credit rating to helping your kids with their pocket money, our practical guides and easy-to-follow advice will help demystify banking – so you can feel more confident about your finances.

Declined by a lender


Find out why lenders decline applications for credit cards, loans and mortgages, and what to do next – and discover what you need to know about so-called ‘bad credit’ loans.

Take care of your credit score

What is it and why is it important?

Buying a house or owning a business might not be on your radar right now, but you should still manage your money today to prepare for your future plans.

Teaching your children about money

Discover some fun ways to teach your children about money to help them develop good financial habits from an early age.

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.

Managing your money

Getting your budget back on track

Dev was having trouble controlling his finances and was often relying on an overdraft to cover expenses; here’s how banks can help.

Debt and mental health

When debts aren’t the only things on your mind

Mental health and money management can sometimes be two sides of the same coin. For Sarah, her mental health led to her missing payments, which added to her anxiety.

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.

Mentors session tools

  • Money and me 170 KB – a questionnaire to help understand and improve your money behaviour
  • My budget 221 KB – a budget sheet to help you work out realistic budgets to achieve your financial goals
  • Coach model 195 KB – a framework to figure out your goals and next steps