Let's make things simple
Savings can seem complicated but it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help you get to grips with the basics and make things simple for you.
Frequently asked questions
We’ve put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions to help you find what you’re looking for faster.Learn more
Where can I get support?
With the current cost of living crisis, you might not be in a position to save right now. If you do need help to manage your money, these organisations are ready to offer expert, impartial advice and resources.
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Financial jargon can feel like a language in itself. Our Jargon Buster will help you get to grips with what things actually mean.Learn more
What are the main savings accounts?
There are many different types of accounts and the choice can feel quite daunting. Take a look at our guide for help with deciding which one is right for you.Learn more
I was fortunate that my parents started a savings habit for me when I was a baby, and as I got older I started to funnel my birthday and Christmas money into my Darlington Building Society Junior Cash Isa. By the time I was 18, I had reached my first savings goal and was able to buy myself a car. As I did, I also opened a Teen Goal Saver account, where I now save regularly to cover the costs of my future car insurance and fuel. I am so grateful that my parents taught me the value of saving for the future from a young age, I know that they have put me on the road to a future of careful financial planning, which I am sure will be a huge benefit as I head off to university.
Emily Sidgwick, Darlington