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.
Five tips to get you through the cost of living crisis
Let’s talk about the ‘M’ word
Whether it’s with a friend, partner or your boss - talking about money can feel awkward and embarrassing. We spoke to the Money Medics to find out why it feels this way and how we can make money feel like less of a dirty word
The key dates every business owner needs in their diary
Check out our month-by-month calendar of the must-know financial dates in the 2023/24 UK tax year.
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Welcome to our Savetember savings challenge
We’re setting you the challenge to save as much as you can with as little compromise as possible this September.
How I learned about money the hard way
Growing up, Iona Bain, award-winning financial writer, never gave that much thought to money – that was until a sobering experience changed all of that.
The five-part toolkit for calming financial anxiety
The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Anxiety - so, if you’re feeling worried about your financial situation right now, this toolkit is for you.
Five ways to start a savings habit - and make it last
Starting a savings habit can be difficult, but saving just a little and often is a great way to get on a solid financial footing and take control of your money for the long run. Here’s how to do it.
What does the latest government Budget mean for your money?
Iona Bain, award-winning personal finance author breaks down the main changes from the Spring budget and shares some smart tips to help you make the most out of your money.
How to boost your savings by £100s
If you’re lucky enough to have some money to put aside, it’s more important than ever to make sure your savings are working as hard as possible. Here's how you can do just that...
What savings account suits your personality?
When it comes to choosing a savings account, the type of person you are has a role to play. Understanding your personality traits can help you pick the right account and build good money habits along the way.
How to talk to your partner about money in tough times
Talking to your partner about money can be tricky at the best of times. But during a cost of living crisis, the M word can feel more toxic for your relationship than ever before – here’s some tips to help keep the conversation positive.
How to boss your money from Winter to Autumn
There’s a lot of important money dates for your diary this year. Here’s what they are and some savvy ways you can make the most out of your money for each one.
How to give your money a makeover in 2023 – a month by month plan
Sorting out money matters can seem daunting but breaking it down into smaller goals is not only more manageable but makes them a lot more achievable. Check out our 2023 month-by-month guide to financial fitness.
Brilliant tips, tricks and tools to help you and your money in 2023
Iona Bain, award-winning personal finance author is here to break down exactly how the Autumn budget will affect you – from energy bills to mortgages and benefits - plus, in each area of your finances, she’s offered three practical things you can do that could help manage your money in 2023.
Five steps to have a Christmas with less money worry during the cost of living crisis
We spoke to financial educator and author, Alice Tapper to find out how to avoid that Christmas financial hangover so many of us face in January whilst still having a Christmas you’ll love
Online fraud: how can I protect myself?
We are all in the middle of not only a cost of living crisis but a boom in online frauds and scams. Here are the key traps to be aware of right now – and how to protect yourself during this already challenging time
What help is out there if I’m struggling with my energy bills?
We asked Iona Bain, award-winning personal finance author, to put together an essential guide on the grants and payments that are available and where can you find extra support if you need it during this difficult time
Five tips to get you through the cost of living crisis
The cost of living is rocketing and doing what you can to make your money work harder is one of the best things you can do for your finances. Here's how you can survive the soaring prices, according to personal finance journalist Harriet Meyer
Let’s talk about the ‘M’ word
Talking about money can always feel a bit awkward, whether it’s with a friend, partner or your boss, it just never feels comfortable. Here’s why and how we can make it easier to speak about, no matter the situation
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
Seven misunderstood financial terms broken down
With so much uncertainty surrounding financial jargon, we've created our very own Jargon Buster to help you become more confident in understanding your money
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
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 while still living their best life – here are their top tips
Eight common money myths – busted
It’s easy to come across money myths and believe them. But getting to grips with our finances is vital, particularly as everyday costs rocket. Here’s eight money myths that you thought to be true
Financial fears: how can I fight them?
Is the cost-of-living crisis giving you money worries? Do you feel like you’re losing control over your finances? Here are eight expert tips and tricks to get you back on track
What’s the difference between a personal bank account and a business bank account?
If you're new to starting a business, you may wonder what account you need. Find out the differences between personal current accounts and business accounts here.
Cancer, money and me
The financial impact of cancer is often overlooked – from clothing to travel costs for appointments – cancer is a costly diagnosis. But there is support out there to help, including our team of Virgin Money Macmillan Guides
4 ways to get the most out of your ISA allowance
Whether you’re an existing saver or investor who wants to get more out of your account or an ISA newbie keen to make the most of the tax-free allowance, here’s some tips on how you can make the most out of your money
Seven great 'finfluencers' to follow
From TikTok to Instagram - Here’s our pick of seven ‘finfluencers’ who can help you create a healthier money mindset and better spending habits…
Do your finances need a Spring detox?
Small changes can sometimes make a BIG difference when it comes to money
Should you buy a home with your best friend?
What are the things you should consider before buying a home with your best friend? Viral TikTok stars Bricks and Disorder reveal everything you need to know before dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s…
How do money transfer credit cards work?
Are you unsure how to manage your credit card finances? Do you know enough about the charges you face when taking cash out with your credit card? We’ve answered some common questions about your credit card and outlined how best to use them
‘How I bought my first home at 24’
Buying your first home in your twenties can seem impossible, but it can be done. Virgin Money’s Lucia made the big move at 24 with her partner using a 95% LTV mortgage. Here are her top tips to keep in mind when going through the home-buying process
Published: October 2021
5 ways you can stay safe and shop savvy this Black Friday
Who doesn’t love a sale? With winter approaching, we’re now counting down the days until sale season and, of course, its main event: Black Friday. However, it’s all too easy to get carried away with the lure of the sale sign. Here are 5 tips and tricks to help you make the most of this year’s Black Friday deals
Meet the Upstarts: Rainford's Christmas Trees
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an Upstart? Meet Richard Rainford, one of our business banking customers, who’s used innovation and the power of social media to transform his farm into an unforgettable experience for families
Meet the Upstarts: Small Screen Talent
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an upstart? Meet Ross Adams, one of our business banking customers, who’s used his successful career in acting and passion for teaching to start his very own unique TV acting academy and professional agency for young performers
We want to help our customers make greener choices in their finances
Are you wanting to live a greener life? Or looking to make your business more sustainable but not sure where to start? We have financial products that can help…
How to reduce your financial carbon footprint
When we think about climate change, we instantly think about the food we eat, the shops we buy from and the transport we use. And those things are hugely important. But the way you bank can also have a big impact your carbon footprint. Here’s how
"How I mastered my money in my 20s"
Pensions, mortgages, investment plans: those are for old people, right? Wrong. Getting on top of your finances in your 20s can set you up for life. Here’s how…
Brilliant money advice – from real people
Do you ever wish you’d been taught how to manage your money at school? We put out a social media post asking our followers the best advice life has taught them about their finances (that they wish they’d known years earlier). Here are their top 5 tips…
How to save on your utility bills this winter
In light of the ongoing energy and cost-of-living crisis, we’ve outlined some eco-friendly tips to help you save hundreds of pounds a year…
5 signs you have financial worries and how to cope with them
We’ve outlined 5 common signs that you may have money problems and how to solve them if you are struggling with financial insecurity. Read our tips here.
How to look a million dollars – for less
Want to look expensive on a budget? Ex-fashion editor Rachel Sullivan shares some of her best go-to insider secrets to get more bang for your buck!
Does Airbnb break your mortgage rules?
Extra cash for letting out rooms is great, but becoming an Airbnb “hotelier” isn’t always as straightforward as it seems
I’m locked out of my mobile banking app. What should I do?
Alina from our Red Team tells you what you should do if you forget your login details and get locked out of your banking app.
How to get the most from your Virgin Money mobile banking app
Track, budget, save and pay without hassle with your mobile banking app. Here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of it
Easy ways to make your home greener
Over 15% of the UK’s total carbon footprint comes from emissions created at home. Virgin Money is proud to be partnered with Carbon Neutral Britain to provide a range of Greener Mortgages – here are some small steps we can all take to make a big difference
“How we’re supporting customers with cancer”
Money worries are the last thing you need when you’re dealing with a cancer diagnosis. That’s why we’ve launched an in-store service to support customers affected by the disease. Our first Macmillan Guides share why they think this service, the first of its kind in a UK bank, is so vital
It’s time to go digital
Our in-store Digital Fitness sessions are dedicated to giving our customers the confidence to do their banking online and make the most of digital technology, with some added Virgin magic.
How to add value to your home
Our guide to improving rather than moving
How much should I save each month?
Turn your rainy-day fund from a puddle into a reservoir with our guide to sensible saving
Business loans: the future is green
If you run a sustainable business, you could benefit from our sustainability-linked business loans – they’re a European first
Do you know enough about Universal Credit?
It’s time to break the stigma around claiming benefits. Millions more people are now using UC due to Covid-19 – here’s our helpful guide on what you need to know
What’s an ISA and why do I need one?
By Iona Bain, ISA aficionado and author of Own It! How Our Generation Can Invest Our Way to a Better Future
“Everything I’ve learned about online banking”
Our Red Team’s Nilima can help anyone get online. Here’s her guide to the basics and beyond
I’ll think twice before buying from Europe now
Have you noticed that your favourite French wine, Spanish fashion and Swedish homeware have got a lot more expensive since Brexit?
Furlough: what’s next?
Whether you’ve been recently furloughed, or you’re worried that the scheme’s end may be imminent, we’ve tracked down the most helpful information out there so you don’t have to
How switching your mortgage can save you money
Switching your deal could save you thousands of pounds
How I got myself out of £35,000 worth of debt
It’s so easy to get into debt – and so hard to get out of it. But it can be done. Marie Ellis tells us how she managed it
5 ways to make sure your home is a happy one
What all couples need to know about money
6 reasons to start saving today
Want to start putting money aside, but struggling to get started? Sometimes all you need is the right motivation
Been made redundant? Help is at hand
We’ve hunted down the most useful information out there, so you don’t have to
How to stay safe against scams this Black Friday
Want to make the most of this year’s Black Friday deals while avoiding fraud?
“Slumming it in a tent will never be the same again!”
Meet the little red card that unlocks red-carpet experiences
Has Covid-19 changed your money habits
Nine ways the pandemic has transformed the way we’re spending (and saving)
The Greener Homes Scheme: Your questions answered
Red team member Alina and property expert Lucian Cook dig into the Greener Homes Scheme.
“Daddy, what’s an ISA?”
It’s never too early to begin getting your kids clued up about cash
How do I make the most of money I’m saving working from home?
Savvy lockdown saver Fiona from our Red Team shares some unmissable tips for anyone who’s managed to save money this year.
How to eat well on a budget
Here’s how to plan your weekly food shop and save money
Should I tell my bank I’ve been made redundant?
Red Team member Attish gives you the rundown on what to do next if you’ve lost your job.
How to get into good financial habits
Here are seven great ideas for making changes you’ll want to keep
The lowdown on joint accounts
Should you join financial forces with your partner, or is it the relationship kiss of death?
Money on your mind? Meet the Red Team
Our team of experts are here to answer all your big questions about money, whether you bank with us or not.