Savings Guides

Whether you want to start saving for the future but aren't sure where to start or you would like to begin making the most of tax-free interest, you will find a range of information, tips and hints in our handy savings guides.

  • Customise your student budget

    Customise your student budget

    We all know that high tuition fees mean students are now graduating with more debt than ever, but a more pressing cause for concern is how university goers can afford to cover living costs. The ‘maintenance’ loan is designed to help full time students cover day to day costs including rent, bills and food. Some students will also qualify to receive a maintenance grant, although this will reduce the amount of loan they are entitled to and it is dependent on your parent’s household income.

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  • Guide to taking control of your debt and improving your debt health

    Guide to taking control of your debt and improving your debt health

    As of June 2014, the average total debt of a UK adult was £28,677, with average annual interest repayments for each person at £1,171.* Mortgages, loans, credit cards, overdrafts – whatever the source, most of us have some debt. But with high interest rates affecting repayments, a lot of people may not know how much money they actually owe, and whether they could improve their debt situation by making some simple changes.

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  • How to use your online savings account

    How to use your online savings account

    Almost all our range of accounts can be viewed and managed online. When applying look out for the ‘Available Online’ banner on the product.

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  • Understanding Flexible ISAs

    Understanding Flexible ISAs

    The government has now introduced the flexible ISA. Find out more about how this could affect you and your savings needs.

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  • A Guide to the Government's Help to Buy Scheme

    A Guide to the Government's Help to Buy Scheme

    We answer the most common questions about government Help to Buy: ISAs for first time buyers, explaining everything you need to know about these accounts.

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  • Budget Planner: How to Effectively Manage Your Finances

    Budget Planner: How to Effectively Manage Your Finances

    Managing your finances can be challenging at times, especially when you’re trying to save money for the future at the same time. Whatever your financial situation or savings goals, at Newcastle Building Society we’re always here to support you.

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