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What does a romance scam look like?

Anyone could be the victim of a romance scam. The criminals who run these scams are experts at researching victims. They understand human nature, and how to manipulate people to gain affection, confidence and trust. And they create detailed backgrounds for the characters they create – they build convincing profiles on dating apps and websites, social media and chatrooms.

8 February 2024

3 min read

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Could it be a romance scam

Online dating can be a great way to get to know someone and find love or friendship. But it’s also one way for criminals to try to scam you. UK Finance reports that victims lost a total value of £31.3 million to romance scams in 2022.

8 February 2024

4 min read

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The Best Cities in the UK for First Time Buyers

Buying your first home is a thrilling milestone, but it can also feel overwhelming. It's easy to get caught up in the numbers — mortgage rates, deposit savings, and, of course, house prices. But while affordability is crucial, it's just one piece of the puzzle.

Your home should be a place where you feel happy, fulfilled, and connected to your surroundings. That’s why we’ve carried out research to reveal the best UK cities for first time buyers, based on a range of important factors.

1 February 2024

7 min read

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Impersonation Scams - Pretending to be the police or your Bank

Be aware, criminals will call you unexpectedly pretending to be from your Bank or the Police.

17 January 2024

3 min read

How to get financially fit in 2024

It’s the start of a new year — a time when many of us look back on the last year and think about how we might do things differently in the year ahead.

If your goal for 2024 is to make your money go further, or get 'financially fit’, we have some tips that could help.

15 December 2023

4 min read

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Choose sustainable festive gifts

Our tips can help you choose gifts that are both thoughtful and sustainable for your friends and family this festive season.

8 December 2023

3 min read