The financial products listed below are ones that I believe are the best on the market right now and ones that I would choose and use.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re right for you of course – everyone’s circumstances are different and you should do your own research based on that.

This post will be updated regularly, although you may not see any changes if there aren’t any great new products on the market.

Finally, in some cases, I may receive a small commission if you sign up through my link. These are marked with an asterisk.

That money helps to keep this website going but it certainly does not affect my editorial judgement – I work as a journalist and editor by day and do not rely on this website as a form of income. You can read more about the money side of things here.

Banking products

Current account: Virgin Money M Plus 2.02% AER – with linked savings account and no charges for spending money abroad

Instant access savings account: Nationwide Start to Save 1% AER – pay in up to £100 a month and you get enrolled into quarterly prize draws

Regular savings account:

Shopping

Cashback sites:

  • Topcashback* – cashback on most major retailers. It’s free and there’s also a premium version you can sign up for.
  • Quidco* – cashback on most major retailers and you get £5 cashback for using my link. It’s free but there’s also a premium version you can sign up for.