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Banking Guides

We've collated our most popular and most recently-published banking guides in one place for you. Designed to help you through the basics as well as more complicated issues, browse our entire back catalogue below. 

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Can you open an account without proof of address?

Our guide to opening an account without proof of address.

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What is the best home insurance in 2021?

What is the best home insurance in 2021?

What is the best home insurance in 2021?

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How does a current account overdraft work?

Our guide explains the changes to overdraft fees and gives an overview as to how they operate.

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What is a standing order?

Our guide to standing orders

What is a standing order

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What is a Direct Debit?

An explanation about how direct debits work.

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What is the EAR overdraft rate?

This guide explains what an EAR overdraft rate is.

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What is the best home emergency cover in 2021?

What is the best home emergency cover in 2021?

What is the best home emergency cover in 2021?

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Cash cards and debit cards explained

Find out more about how cash cards and debit cards work.

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All our banking guides

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What do I need to do to open a bank account?

Find out more about how to open a bank account in the UK.

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What is a forward currency contract?

A forward currency contract can be a great way to give you some certainty when it comes to exchange rates and costs while avoiding currency fluctuations, but what exactly is a forward currency contract, and how can you make it work for you? We take a look.

A forward currency contract can be a great way to give you some certainty when it comes to exchange rates and costs .

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How do exchange rates work?

We explain how exchange rates work, why they are important for the economy and how they affect your pocket when going abroad.

We explain how exchange rates work, why they are important for the economy and how they affect your pocket when going abroad.

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What is the safest way to bank online?

We explain how the banks keep your money safe when banking online.

We explain how the banks keep your money safe when banking online.

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What are the alternatives to PayPal for international money transfers

We review Wise and Moneygram as alternatives to PayPal to send money internationally

We review Wise and Moneygram as alternatives to PayPal to send money internationally

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How to send money from the UK to international students

Our guide outlines how to send money abroad to students, the costs and different ways to do this securely.

Our guide outlines how to send money abroad to students, the costs and different ways to do this securely.

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What is the best home emergency cover in 2021?

What is the best home emergency cover in 2021?

What is the best home emergency cover in 2021?

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What is the best home insurance in 2021?

What is the best home insurance in 2021?

What is the best home insurance in 2021?

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