Everyone loves saving money, whether it’s by budgeting smarter or getting the best deals. Thankfully, there are loads of apps that can help you save cash on everything from holidays to everyday shopping – and even to help you budget on the go.
This app gathers all your accounts – current, credit card and savings – into one place so it’s easy to manage your finances. It even suggests ways to save money and avoid unnecessary bank charges. Just think what you could buy with all that money you’ll save…
One of the better-looking budgeting apps around, Spendee shows your spending by category like a news feed from a social network. You can also plot your spending by location, so you know which hotspots to avoid.
Scan the code on your gas or electricity bill, and this app from Compare the Market will tell you how much you could save by switching supplier. Customers save an average of £273 on their annual energy bill.
Gumtree is great if you need something new for your home - be it furniture, an appliance or anything else. Chances are there’s something like it on Gumtree, and for much less than you’d pay in the shops.
Operating system: Android
Scan the barcode on what you want to buy and this app will look up prices online – so you can see where you can buy it cheaper. You can also browse by deals and by shop, or check out the deal of the day.
With daily updated prices for Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Superdrug, Waitrose, Ocado, Aldi, Poundland and Iceland, this is the easiest way to save money on your shopping. Just make a shopping list and see which supermarket is the cheapest.
Last minute booker or plans gone awry? This app is your saviour. It lets you find a room up to 2am the same day and guarantees the cheapest prices.
Restaurants, days out, cinema, travel, fashion… you’ll find vouchers for all these and more with Vouchercloud. It uses your location to find deals near you before sending vouchers to your phone. Can you afford to be without it?
This app lets you book a parking space in advance, saving you up to 70 per cent compared to drive-up prices. Plus you’ll definitely know there’s a space before you leave the house. No wonder over 700,000 drivers use it.
Start your holiday right with Skyscanner, which finds millions of flights across hundreds of airlines so you can be sure to get the lowest price. It includes everything from high end airlines to charger flights and budget companies.
Operating system: Android
As well as saving you an average of 51 per cent on train tickets, this app lets you skip the queue for the ticket machine, as it sends barcoded tickets straight to your phone. Double win!