From getting some extra much-needed cash to simply making your savings work harder, following some simple money-saving advice could prove to be ver
From getting some extra much-needed cash to simply making your savings work harder, following some simple money-saving advice could prove to be very beneficial indeed. Luckily, Martin Lewis, who has made his name as the Money Saving Expert, is often on hand to share his top tips with the world. Today, the 46-year-old appeared on Good Morning Britain. Marking Valentine’s Day, the financial journalist spilled all on how couple’s could treat themselves to some extra funds.
First of his tips was opening a joint account – and getting a huge sum of money for doing so.
At the moment, switching to the NatWest Reward account could see you scoop a free £150, simply for moving to the bank.
So, if you’re a couple, it could be worth changing who you regularly bank with.
However, you may want to act fast, as the offer is only valid until midnight on Friday.
“This is a deal that’s ending tomorrow night, so there is an element of urgency,” Martin pointed out.
It’s worth being aware that this account comes with a £2 per month fee.
However, should you pay your bills via a direct debit – such as your energy, mobile, and council tax – you would get two per cent of this as cash back.
“I think it’s probably the top joint bills account,” Martin said.
“For someone with decent whack of bills you can make £100 a year from it.”
That’s on top of the £150 you’ll receive from switching.
However, this bank account is not limited solely to couples.
Those who are single may also reap the benefits, should they use it as their main account.
By switching, you’ll get £150 by April 19.
In order to qualify, you would need to pay a minimum of £1,500 per month – something which is achievable should you get an annual salary of £21,500.
Those making the switch must also log into online or mobile banking by March 22 this year.
It’s open to new and existing customers who switch from another bank, provided you haven’t switched from NatWest of RBS since October 2017.
Switching accounts takes seven working days, and the new bank will shift all your payments – including direct debits – on your behalf.
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