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Making Your Money Work For You

At times when interest rates are low, you may want to consider other ways to make your money work for you:

Paying off debt

The interest on borrowing is usually higher than the interest earned on savings, so it might be better to pay off high interest loans and debt. We discuss this in more detail here.

Early repayments on your mortgage

If your mortgage allows you to make additional payments, you can use savings to cut years off the term and potentially save a lot of money in interest. We discuss this in more details here.

Fixing savings rates

Unless you need fast access to your savings, you'll usually earn more interest if you move your money from a regular savings account into fixed rate savings (also called Term deposits).

Consider investing

Investing your money, rather than saving it, may come with greater risk - but may be worth considering to help you achieve longer term savings goals. You may also be able to invest sustainably, in line with your personal values. The good news is that it's possible to invest with a conscience and have the potential to make a profit at the same time. We explain investing in more detail here.

Financial wellbeing

Find out more about the difference between saving and investing to help you decide what’s best for you.

Learn more about the advantages of saving early for your retirement, what a government pension looks like and how employer contributions can increase your pension amount.

Instilling good saving habits can help you met the financial goals you have outlined for yourself and your future.