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I recently got back from an amazing conference in New Orleans. This was the VeeamON conference and I was invited as part of the Veeam Vanguard programme that I am part of.
A lot of the UK Vanguards all travelled out together and after numerous discussions, it became clear that a lot of them were paying more for UK and international banking. They were also not capitalising on the deals available for getting rewards where they did need to spend.
I will detail below what I currently do; who I bank with etc. The deals I am on may not be available or right for you. YMMV
I have split this across three posts as it’s very text heavy:
1. UK banking and rewards
2. Maximising credit card deals
3. Minimising costs when travelling
UK banking and rewards
I currently have a number of UK current accounts
Barclays Bank (Main Account) This is my main account where my salary gets paid into. Financially it is not an amazing account it pays 0 credit interest and is not very cheap if you go into the overdraft. The overdraft is large (carry over from my student days). Most of my direct debits are
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