Savings deal, food waste hacks, need TV licence?

This week we’ve got you a special 1-year fixed savings deal that pays more than the standard best buys, which is some rare good news at a time when so many bills are rising. We’ve also ways to cut food waste, the answer to the perennial question of whether you need a TV licence, and much more…
 
Beat the top 1-year fixed savings and possibly get £25 cashback too
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Savings rates are rising which is a sliver of good news amid the cost of living crisis, and we’ve got one provider to give you access to a special deal.

With this link to the 2.7% 1-year fixed rate from National Bank of Egypt*, which takes you via savings marketplace Raisin that houses the deal, you can get that rate if you’ve at least £10,000 to save. New Raisin customers can also claim £25 cashback.

This comes with the usual £85,000 per person Financial Services Compensation Scheme protection and it compares favourably to the next top one-year fixed rate of 2.61%. This rate is locked in so it won’t change for a year, but you can’t access your cash in that time. In return, like with all good fixes, it’s much higher than the top easy access rates on savings accounts.

To get the cashback, once you have deposited your £10,000, email [email protected] within six months with your full name, from the email you registered with, and with ‘Raisin UK Partner Bonus’ as the subject line.

For more information on Raisin or if you want a different account, see The Money Edit’s top savings account article.

*When you apply via this link, we may earn an affiliate commission from this deal.
 
Who does and who doesn't need a TV licence - explained
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In the week the government has made it easier for some to apply for a free TV licence, we take a look at whether you actually need one (as many don’t). Good To’s guide explains everything you need to know. Check out Good To’s TV licence explainer
 
17 hacks to reduce food waste that could save a family of four up to £780 a year
With recent news that our food shops are set to increase by £380 over the next 12 months, check out these top tips from Good To on how you can reduce food waste, including using every part of the veg you buy and making your own stocks and sauces.
Good To’s food waste tricks

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Could you be paying less for your broadband? Use our new tool to find out
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If you’re out of contract with your current broadband provider, now is the perfect time to see if you can get a better deal. To help, Look After My Bills has launched a new broadband comparison service (which you may have seen us mention last week too). Simply answer a couple of quick questions about your needs and our new tool will show you the best deals.

We’ve included some great deals we’ve spotted below. All links go to our new comparison tool.

Three 4G Hub | 10Mb | £15/month
Now Broadband 36Mb | £20/month | £5 upfront cost
Shell Energy Broadband | 38Mb | £19.99/month

Use the filters in the tool to find the deals above.

Check out Look After My Bill’s broadband comparison tool
 
Save £123 on this Oral-B electric toothbrush with this early Amazon Prime Day deal. Was £219.99, now £97
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If you’ve had your eye on an electric toothbrush but have been put off by the prices, check out this early Prime Day deal found by our friends at T3. This sophisticated Oral-B Smart 7 electric toothbrush is currently reduced by more than 55%, from £219.99 to £97.
See T3’s electric toothbrush deal
 
Reminder: who will get the £400 energy rebate and when?
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Following on from the Chancellor’s recent announcement of a £15 billion cost of living support package, The Money Edit has updated its guide on who will get the recently announced £400 energy grant and when – including what happens if you pay an ‘all-inclusive rent’, to your landlord.
Check out The Money Edit’s updated explainer.

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