Month: September 2016

The Financial News You Need To Know with Sarah Pennells – September 21 2016

Sarah Pennells is a personal finance journalist and the face behind We think she does a great job at explaining financial subjects in a very clear and accessible manner. You can find her column below where she writes about the latest financial news, and helps you get more from your money. Water competition on tap […]

Take Five to Prevent Fraud

In 2015, £755 million* was lost to financial fraud, but we can all help to lower this figure by remembering one simple action – to stop and think. Noddle is today supporting the launch of a major new campaign designed to tackle financial fraud. Take Five is the first national campaign to be backed by all the […]

5 things I wish I knew when I started renting

The number of private renters in the UK has more than doubled since 2001 and it’s only expected to climb higher over the coming years[1]. We’re living in generation rent, with 59% of renters telling us back in March that they don’t believe they’ll ever own their own home[2]. If you’re one of the many […]

5 reasons why you should care about your energy bill

As the temperature starts to drop, energy prices could be about to climb, with Co-op Energy announcing a 3% hike at the start of September. To avoid spending more money than you need to on energy this winter, now is the time to start shopping around. However, with British weather still arguably mild, it can […]

25-34 year olds ‘most likely to have a CCJ’

People between the ages of 25 and 34 are the most likely to have a County Court Judgement (CCJ) or a Court Decree (Scotland) against them, according to new research from the Debt Advisory Centre[1]. Across the UK, 7% of all adults have said they have received a CCJ or a Court Decree in the […]

The Financial News You Need To Know With Sarah Pennells – September 7 2016

The plastic fiver is coming! From Tuesday you’ll be able to pay with plastic and cash at the same time(!), as the Bank of England releases the new plastic £5 note. It’s the first time the bank has produced a plastic banknote, although other countries have had plastic notes for some time. So, what’s the […]

4 things you’ve done for fun on a budget if you live in Yorkshire

No matter where you move in the UK, you’ll notice that each place has its own unique little quirks and traditions. This is even true when it comes to trying to save a few bob. If you’re a Yorkshire lad or lass, here are a few things you’ve probably done over the years to have […]

Finding your new home: Expectation vs reality

There comes a point in your life when your daydreams may become a lot more domestic. Suddenly, you find yourself staring wistfully off into the distance imaging what you could do if only you had a garden or the kind of sofa you’d get if you had the money and/or space. Consequently, when the time […]

5 tips for dealing with bad debt to improve your credit score

Debt can have a negative impact on your credit score, especially if you’ve got lots of it and you have a history of failing to make repayments. If this sounds like a familiar situation, chances are your debts have become bad ones. Good credit turns into bad debt when you can’t afford to repay it […]