How to master credit in your 20s
Financial influencer, Kia Commodore reveals why credit isn’t a bad thing to have when you know how to use it right. Here are her top five tips for credit mastery
Virgin Money customers are tackling the cost of living crisis – here's how you can too
We spoke to some of our Virgin Money customers about how they’re tackling the surge in everyday prices – here are their top tips
It’s time to give your money a financial health check – here’s how
Carrying out a financial health check is important for staying in control of your money all year round. Read our essential tips on how and when to do them
How to manage your mental health as a business owner
Understanding when to release the accelerator and activate the brakes for a bit is key to managing your physical and mental wellbeing as a founder. Here are seven simple ways you can maintain a healthy mind while running a successful business.
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Seven healthy and delicious recipes on a budget
Are you kickstarting your healthy eating this month? Foodie influencer, Jess Tedds from @JustJessFood is here to keep your cooking costs down with a bunch of tasty and nutritious recipes to suit the whole family.
Virgin Experience Days January prize draw
Enter our social prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a Virgin Experience Days gift card worth £150. T&Cs apply.
The budget beauty hacks you need to know about
Fed up with wasting money on disappointing beauty products? Beauty editor, Laura Capon gave us the ultimate glow-guide on how to save money on your skincare and make-up without scrimping on quality
Can an electric car really cut your living costs?
With household budgets squeezed tighter than ever, could an electric car help bring your bills under control? Motoring journalist, Alex Grant, weighs up the benefits
Ten of the best workation destinations across the UK
With more and more of us ditching the office and being able to do our jobs remotely, workations - that’s working vacations - are on the rise. Here’s our guide to the best budget-friendly places to work, play and stay away from home
How to give your kids a brilliant summer that won’t break the bank
With the kids breaking up from school, it’s time to think about how you can enjoy a great summer on a budget. Here are some tips to inspire you
From bland to budget grand - the best ways to give your house a renovation for less
Doing a house up on a budget? Find out how much you should budget for home renovations, and how to save with the cost of living crisis in mind…
How to create a capsule wardrobe your bank balance will love
Social media influencer and founder of slow fashion brand Dula, Jilly Isabella tells us the importance of having a capsule wardrobe and how to create one that you'll never get bored of
Hoping for a holiday? Top tips on how best to save for your travels
Don't let the cost of living crisis limit your travel opportunities this summer. Read our top saving tips so you can still get away on that much-needed break...
Meet the young people changing the world in extraordinary ways
We’re looking for incredible young people with a passion for social change to apply for our next Virgin Money Foundation Young Change Makers Fellowship Programme. Here are some amazing stories from our first group to inspire you
Eight incredible apps that will save you time and money
Fighting a battle with the cost-of-living crisis vs the struggle of finding time for yourself? Here’s how you can save money and find me time with your smartphone
'Save hundreds on your next holiday with my top travel hacks'
Looking for a holiday on a shoestring? Jack from the much-loved Jack’s Flight Club reveals his top booking hacks so you can travel the world for less
How to save thousands on your dream wedding
We planned and created our dream wedding on a budget - here are our top tips on saving for and arranging your big day...
‘I transformed my room for under £99 and couldn’t believe the difference’
It only takes a few items to totally transform a room, and it can be done for under £99. Here’s how six people did just that - you won’t believe it’s the same room!
Five stunning budget interior trends to try in 2022
From curved furnishings to ancient Greece décor, here’s how you can get on top of this year’s interior trends for less.
How to avoid lifestyle inflation
Got a promotion and noticing your spending rising to keep pace with your salary? Then you need to read this before your lifestyle impacts your ability to save and hit your future financial goals.
Going further with Macmillan Cancer Support
Cancer affects so many of us – either through personal experience or through knowing or caring for someone with the disease. That’s why it’s so important to us here at Virgin Money that we support Macmillan Cancer Support in every way that we can
Who needs a greener bank, anyway?
The responsibility to play our part in tackling the climate crisis is hugely important to us here at Virgin Money. Here are the steps we are taking to become a greener bank
“Home furnishing hacks that have saved me thousands”
Lockdown made Virgin Money’s Louise Hodges learn to save thousands on home furnishings without scrimping on style. Find out how to save money on your home
"How I turned my side hustle into a thriving business"
Stephanie Giordano turned her bespoke bakery business into a successful enterprise creating hundreds of beautifully detailed cookies per day. Find out more about starting a business here.
Six surprising things Brits are splurging on this summer
After months locked up indoors, Brits are planning to turn 2021 into a summer of fun. Find out what they’re planning to spend their pent-up cash on, according to research by Virgin Money.
Planning a staycation? 8 standout Instagram accounts you need to follow
86% of Virgin Money customers say they are opting for a staycation this year over going abroad. So we’ve rounded up our favourite inspirational Instagram accounts for UK holidays. Don’t say we never do anything for you…
10 Instagram accounts to follow for wonderful wedding inspiration
With an average cost of £30,000, it's no surprise that weddings are one of the most popular things people save for. Here's our pick of the best Instagram accounts to follow for inspiration, whatever your budget
“I paid off my mortgage in my 30s”
Three shrewd savers reveal the little things that helped them repay their mortgages in their twenties and thirties – and how it has changed their lives for the better
Unexpectedly brilliant British breaks
With the world of travel continuing to be uncertain, now is the perfect opportunity to explore destinations a little closer to home. Here are Visit Britain's pick of the UK's best undiscovered destinations.
“How we retired in our 40s”
Saying goodbye to being a wage slave at a relatively young age sounds like the preserve of millionaires, but it’s absolutely achievable for ‘ordinary’ earners. It just takes a bit of planning…
First time buyer? Your questions answered
Starting a home-buying journey can be intimidating. Financial influencer Kia Commodore and Virgin Money Red Team mortgage expert Phil talk you through it
“I lost my job in lockdown – now I’m living my best life”
Being suddenly out of work can feel like the end of the world, but as these people found, it can also be the beginning of something exciting
“It’s in everyone’s interest to empower women”
Virgin’s Chief Purpose and Vision Officer Holly Branson discusses the need to drive gender equality at work and why we should all choose to challenge
We renovated our whole house on a budget – here’s what we learnt
Home-makeover words of wisdom from Virgin Money’s Arianna and her partner Nick, who are doing up their whole house while trying to save some pennies on the way
8 Instagram accounts to fuel your holiday daydreaming
Here’s our pick of the best travel accounts to follow to help you escape reality (if only momentarily…)
9 Instagram accounts to follow for incredible interior inspiration
Thinking about upgrading your home this year? Here’s our top pick of accounts worth following to help you craft your perfect space
Meet Kelly and Wendy, who took their beauty brand Meadow Skincare online with a little help from our friends at Virgin StartUp
Meet Douglas and Alex, who set up their own charcuterie brand Northern Cure, with a little help from our friends at Virgin StartUp
From lockdown home to happy place
Twelve homeowners share the clever, practical ways they pimped their homes during lockdown
What to expect on your next flight
What’s flying like in the coronavirus-alert world?