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How will Brexit affect your finances?

Money expert Martin Lewis on what leaving the European Union could mean for you
Brexit

With the UK voting to leave the European Union in the recent referendum many questions are being asked about what it means for our personal finances.

Money saving expert Martin Lewis has complied a Q and A on some of the most popular including questions on mortgages, savings, holiday money including what it means for you.

Read the full story here.

 

Help to Buy (Scotland) Scheme launches

Find out if you're eligible
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The Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme opened to applications on 1 March 2016.

The scheme offers interest-free equity loans to those buying a new build home from participating home builders.

The Scottish Government will help buyers to purchase the property by taking an equity stake of up to a maximum 15% of the value of the property.

Find out more about the scheme here.

How to boost your credit score

Five easy steps to build your credit rating
credit score

Although many of us don’t know what our credit score is, it’s actually one of our most important numbers.

A high credit score could mean better deals for credit cards, loans, mortgages and mobile phone contracts.

So knowing your score, and ways to improve it, can increase your choice and save you a bundle in interest payments.

More details on how and when you should check your credit score can be found on the Money Advice Service pages here.

5 easy steps to boost your credit score

  • Check your report and fix any mistakes
  • Keep your credit utilisation low
  • Get organised
  • Get on the Electoral Roll
  • Build your score – use a credit card little and often

Read more about boosting your credit score here

 

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