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Best for business banking

Revolut

Manage your money, save, invest, transfer money (worldwide), and more. It’s everything money related in one packed-out app. Plus, it’s excellent as a travel card abroad, with very low fees. It’s great for businesses too, with all you need to manage your team and finances. It's 5 stars from us.

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Tide Bank

A great business bank account for small to medium sized businesses with everything you’d expect from a bank, and more, all in an awesome phone app. They have a free version and their customer service is great.

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Best for cryptocurrency

Coinbase

Coinbase is the most popular crypto exchange worldwide. It’s the ‘go-to’ place for beginners because it’s super easy to buy and safely store crypto. The advanced platform makes it pretty good for the experienced traders too. The only downside is it’s on the expensive side.

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Finimize

Move over financial advisors, Finimize is in town. Easy to understand news, expert analysis and guides on finance, business and investing all in one app, updated daily. All for just a small monthly fee. It’s hugely popular and a must-have. 5 stars from us.

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OKX

One of the cheapest crypto exchanges out there, great trading volume, and advanced trading features and tools. Plus, a great NFT marketplace and wallet! What more could you want?! It’s an awesome exchange. 5 stars from us.

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eToro

eToro is one of the best trading and investment platforms out there – it’s easy to use, low cost and has a huge range of investment options to choose from. You’ll even get up to 5.3% on cash in your account. It’s super popular around the world, suited to every type of investor, with a huge community you can get involved with, learn from and copy their trades. 5 stars from us.

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Kraken

Kraken is an established crypto exchange, is really safe, has a wide range of coins and the customer service is excellent. Plus it’s one of the cheapest exchanges around and has advanced trading features for the pros. We love it and highly recommend it.

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Binance

Binance is one of the most established crypto and long-standing exchanges out there. It’s super popular, and for good reason – it has a huge range of cryptocurrencies to trade, very low fees, and a great trading platform. Overall, it’s 5 stars from us.

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Bybit

Bybit is a great crypto exchange. It offers the full works – from simple crypto purchases, all the way to advanced trading features (such as leverage trading). There’s even a feature to copy pro traders. It's well established, trustworthy, fast and reliable.

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Gemini

Probably the safest place to buy and store your crypto. It’s an established exchange (buy and sell crypto) that focuses on looking after your crypto safely. It’s super easy to use, and great for both beginners and advanced traders. A solid 4 stars from us.

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Uphold

Uphold is a great place to buy and store crypto. It’s one of the safest and trusted platforms out there, and it’s super easy to use. There’s a good range of coins, and you can hold local currencies (e.g. GBP, USD and EUR), with low currency conversion fees. There’s also a business account option too. And, there’s a debit card to spend your crypto in shops too. Overall, it’s a solid 4 stars from us.

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Best for financial advisors

Unbiased

Unbiased help you find the right advisor for you. They match you with a fully qualified expert to help you with your money, so that’s an accountant, a solicitor, a financial advisor or a mortgage advisor.

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Best for household bills

Octopus Energy

Energy that won’t cost the Earth… It's planet saving renewable energy at a good price, and with almost unbelievably good, multi-award winning customer service. You really can’t ask for anything more from an energy supplier. Most of our team have switched and we recommend you do too. You can get £50 credit when you sign up with Nuts About Money.

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Cuckoo Broadband

Super-fast broadband, no contract, great service, supports charity, what more could you want? It’s not the cheapest, but it’s not far off and it just might be the best.

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Housekeep

“The best cleaning service in London.” Yeah go on then, we’ll agree with that. We’re customers and we love it.

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Raylo

A better way of owning a phone, iPad or MacBook, by not owning it at all? It kind of works. You get the best devices and for cheaper, and with no hassle trying to sell it or trade it in after. We're big fans.

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Virgin Media Broadband

Insanely fast broadband but terrible customer service – this one is hard to call. There’s lots to love about Virgin Media but as soon as something goes wrong it’s a nightmare. We’re giving it 3 stars and recommend only to those who want the fastest internet going.

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Best for investing

Interactive Investor

Interactive Investor is a popular investment platform with a flat fee, making it a cheap option if you have over £30,000 of investments. There’s a huge range to choose from, their website and apps are great and their customer service is excellent. 

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&me

&me makes saving and investing super simple – one of the best things you can do for your financial future. They work with M&G (a very large financial firm), whose experts handle everything and grow your money over time. There’s also consultants on hand to help you every step of the way. The fees are low, and the service is great. 5 stars from us.

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InvestEngine

Free investing! Or as close to it as possible. InvestEngine charge no fees at all if you want to manage your investments yourself, and a super low fee of 0.25% if you want their experts to handle things. That's as cheap as chips! It’s more than just low cost though, there’s a huge range of investment options and great service. 5 stars from us!

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IG

IG is a serious trading platform, and very well established. They literally invented spread betting (details in the review). If you’re looking for one of the best platforms in the UK to trade you’ve found it. The investment options are huge and the costs are reasonable. 5 stars from us.

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Finimize

Move over financial advisors, Finimize is in town. Easy to understand news, expert analysis and guides on finance, business and investing all in one app, updated daily. All for just a small monthly fee. It’s hugely popular and a must-have. 5 stars from us.

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CIRCA5000

Improving the future of humanity and making money at the same time, it’s a winning combination! Their app is great at helping you save money and save the planet at the same time. The fees are reasonable and their customer service is excellent. It’s 5 stars for us.

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XTB

XTB is one of the best trading platforms out there. The software itself is super easy to use, fast and has great trading tools. There’s a large range of 'real’ stocks and ETFs (commission-free), and even more CFDs, including forex (all explained below). The fees are very low and the customer service is excellent. Plus, up to 4.9% on uninvested cash. Highly recommended. 5 stars.

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Moneyfarm

Moneyfarm is like a financial advisor on your phone (or website), their experts will work with you to determine the best investment strategy. It’s low cost, with an excellent investment track record and great customer service. 5 stars from us.

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FinecoBank

Fineco is a very low cost investment platform. It’s suited for both long-term investors (with a tax-free ISA), and regular traders, with a great trading platform and advanced features. There’s a wide range of investments and you can trade in multiple currencies (saving on currency conversion fees). Highly recommended.

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Chip

Chip offers one of the best savings rates out there – currently a massive 5.10%* with a Cash ISA, and 4.84%* with an Instant Access Account. You'll be able to get your money back whenever you like too. You can also save all automatically too (if you want to). 5 stars from us.

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eToro

eToro is one of the best trading and investment platforms out there – it’s easy to use, low cost and has a huge range of investment options to choose from. You’ll even get up to 5.3% on cash in your account. It’s super popular around the world, suited to every type of investor, with a huge community you can get involved with, learn from and copy their trades. 5 stars from us.

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Moneybox

Moneybox is one of top go-to places for saving and investing – their Cash ISA has one of the best savings rates out there (5.09%*), and you can save cash, or invest within a range of different accounts, including a Lifetime ISA (for saving for your first home), and a pension. The mobile app is easy to use, the fees are low, and the customer support is excellent. 5 stars from us.

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AJ Bell

AJ Bell is one of the cheapest traditional brokers out there, with a good reputation and established history. The customer service is great and there’s a huge range of investment options. Overall, 5 stars from us.

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Trading 212

Trading 212 is an awesome investment platform. It’s commission-free, with a huge range of investment options – and you can invest within an ISA. You can also store and trade in multiple currencies, avoiding conversion fees (although they’re very low anyway, 0.15%). You’ll earn interest on cash, and can lend out your shares for more interest too. Finally, the customer service is amazing. 5 stars from us.

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Plus500

Plus500 is one of the top trading platforms in the world. It’s well established, secure, and super popular. The platform is user friendly, packed with trading tools, and some great, unique features such as +Insights (covered below). It’s low cost, and the customer service is excellent. Overall, 5 stars.

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Admirals (Admiral Markets)

Admirals is a great broker all-round, reliable and trustworthy (established over 20 years ago). There’s a huge range of investment options to trade (via CFDs) or invest in (buy directly), it’s low cost, and the trading software is great (MetaTrader 4 or 5) – packed with advanced features provided by Admirals for free. The customer service is excellent too. 5 stars from us.

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AJ Bell Dodl

Dodl is an easy to use and low cost investing app – great for beginners and those wanting a more hands-off approach. There’s different accounts suited for different types of saving goals (such as a Lifetime ISA for saving for your first home), a good range of investment options to choose from, and the customer support is pretty good too. 5 stars from us.

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Gemini

Probably the safest place to buy and store your crypto. It’s an established exchange (buy and sell crypto) that focuses on looking after your crypto safely. It’s super easy to use, and great for both beginners and advanced traders. A solid 4 stars from us.

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Freetrade

Buy stocks and shares for free! Leave the oldies stuck in their ways with their old school banks and expensive brokers. Freetrade is the modern way to invest your money – all done on your phone with Freetrade's awesome app all for free, and super easy!

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St James’s Place

St James’s Place is the largest wealth manager in the UK. It’s got great financial advisors up and down the country providing excellent customer service. They’ll determine the best investment strategy for you and manage everything too. They have a good record of growing your money over time, and the fees are reasonable. 4 stars from us.

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Wealthyhood

Wealthyhood helps you to build an investment strategy and portfolio to grow your money over the long term. It guides you through building and managing investments similar to how the professionals do. It’s perfect for pretty much anyone who isn’t an expert. And it’s commission-free, with just one low monthly subscription. A solid 4 stars from us.

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Wealthify

Wealthify makes investing easy and simple. We love that. Their experts handle everything for you, you don’t need to do a thing. The customer service is great, and the costs are reasonable – although the ethical investment option has higher fees. Overall, 4 stars from us.

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Lightyear

Lightyear is a great, low cost investing and stock trading app. There’s a good range of investment options (over 3,000 stocks and ETFs), you can store multiple currencies, and the app itself is modern and super slick. 4 stars from us.

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DEGIRO

DEGIRO is an all-round great investing and trading platform. It’s super low cost, and has a huge range of investment options (and we mean huge!), suited for beginners, all the way to expert investors. It’s super popular across the UK and Europe too, with over 2 million customers. A big 4 stars from us.

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Plum app

Find saving hard? You’re not alone. Plum helps you save and grow your money over time by working out how much spare cash you can afford, and then saving and investing your money little-and-often. You might not even notice the cash, and before you know it will have a nice amount in your savings.

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Bestinvest

Bestinvest pairs free expert advice with an easy to use investment platform (a place to buy and sell investments). So, you can get expert guidance, while making your own investments. You can even get personalised investment recommendations for a fee (£295). There’s a good range of investments and the fees are reasonable. A great option for those less confident about investing, or less hands-on.

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Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a good digital wealth manager. Their experts will handle everything for you. However, the investment track record isn’t the best, and they’re one of the most expensive. Plus, questionable socially responsible options. There’s better options out there (we’ll run through them).

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Evelyn Partners

Evelyn Partners is a great all-round financial advice company, with local advisors up and down the country. It’s very popular, and very well established (nearly 200 years old). If you need personal advice, it could be a good option for you, with great service overall, but you will be paying for it.

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Hargreaves Lansdown

A great traditional broker with a solid history. However, times are changing, and they’re getting stuck in the past with expensive fees. There’s better investment options out there for much lower cost. That’s why we’re giving it 2 stars.

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Best for life insurance

Dead Happy

Dead Happy brings a lighthearted approach to a very morbid topic – life insurance, and it’s dead simple to use too. You can set a ‘Deathwish’ – something fun for your loved ones after you’ve gone (or just bundles of cash). It’s low cost, super easy to set up (all online), and great customer service. Overall, 5 stars from us.

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Best for pensions

Moneyfarm

Moneyfarm is like a financial advisor on your phone (or website), their experts will work with you to determine the best investment strategy. It’s low cost, with an excellent investment track record and great customer service. 5 stars from us.

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PensionBee

Let your pension worries disappear. With PensionBee it’s easy to start a new pension, and move your old pensions over too. Their experts look after and grow your pension ready for retirement – you don’t need to worry about a thing. There’s one simple low fee too, and the customer service is excellent. 5 stars from us.

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Penfold

Penfold is a great new workplace pension provider – that’s a pension for employees, set up by their employer. Penfold is easy to set up for your team, and free for employers (employees will pay fees). There’s a good range of pension plans, but the support lets them down.

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Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a good digital wealth manager. Their experts will handle everything for you. However, the investment track record isn’t the best, and they’re one of the most expensive. Plus, questionable socially responsible options. There’s better options out there (we’ll run through them).

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Hargreaves Lansdown

A great traditional broker with a solid history. However, times are changing, and they’re getting stuck in the past with expensive fees. There’s better investment options out there for much lower cost. That’s why we’re giving it 2 stars.

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Nest pensions

Nest is a workplace pension set up by the Government. It’s a simple option for employers to use to make sure their employees have a pension, but overall it’s pretty outdated compared to modern pension providers. If you’re looking to transfer an old pension to Nest, it’s not often a good idea (explained below), and if you’re looking to open a new pension outside of work, or are self-employed, you can’t use Nest, but there’s better options anyway (covered below too).

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Aviva pension

Aviva is a well established pension provider (company) for work pensions (called workplace pensions). However, it might not be the best option for a personal pension (ones you set up yourself), or if you’re considering transferring old work pensions over. The customer service is often pretty poor, the pension plans are fairly confusing to understand, and the range of investments for experienced investors is limited. There’s better options out there.

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Best for personal banking

Revolut

Manage your money, save, invest, transfer money (worldwide), and more. It’s everything money related in one packed-out app. Plus, it’s excellent as a travel card abroad, with very low fees. It’s great for businesses too, with all you need to manage your team and finances. It's 5 stars from us.

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Rooster Money

Say goodbye to old school pocket money, the future is here and it’s through an app. Your children get an income (pocket money), which they can spend or save. You can create chores for them to complete before they ‘get paid’ and from 6 years they can get a prepaid debit card. It teaches them life lessons, like money management, discipline and patience.

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GoHenry

GoHenry is a card and money app for kids. It’s designed to help teach money skills by letting them manage their own money. Parents can manage pocket money, one-off payments and even set chores to be completed first. Kids can then spend, save and even give to charity.

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Monese

Monese is great for those who might struggle to open a bank account in the UK or Europe. It’s an app on your phone for everything money; make payments, pay bills etc – and it’s perfect for transferring money overseas. There’s even things like payment insurance. It’s 4 stars from us.

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Best for savings

Snoop

Snoop is a great budgeting app to track all of your spending in one place. You’ll soon see where all your cash is going and where to save. Plus, Snoop can help you save on all of your household bills too. And it’s free too! Highly recommended. 5 stars from us.

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Chip

Chip offers one of the best savings rates out there – currently a massive 5.10%* with a Cash ISA, and 4.84%* with an Instant Access Account. You'll be able to get your money back whenever you like too. You can also save all automatically too (if you want to). 5 stars from us.

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Moneybox

Moneybox is one of top go-to places for saving and investing – their Cash ISA has one of the best savings rates out there (5.09%*), and you can save cash, or invest within a range of different accounts, including a Lifetime ISA (for saving for your first home), and a pension. The mobile app is easy to use, the fees are low, and the customer support is excellent. 5 stars from us.

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Plum app

Find saving hard? You’re not alone. Plum helps you save and grow your money over time by working out how much spare cash you can afford, and then saving and investing your money little-and-often. You might not even notice the cash, and before you know it will have a nice amount in your savings.

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Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a good digital wealth manager. Their experts will handle everything for you. However, the investment track record isn’t the best, and they’re one of the most expensive. Plus, questionable socially responsible options. There’s better options out there (we’ll run through them).

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Communion

Communion is an app to essentially save your money – but it’s also intended to build your knowledge when it comes to saving. However, there’s currently not much advice on the app, just a few videos. The app is newly launched, so we’re guessing this will grow over time. In terms of saving rates, it's currently 3.66%, which isn’t too bad but there’s better rates out there.

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