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What’s the difference between salary and hourly pay?

Trying to decide how you want to be paid? Weigh up the pros and cons to decide what’s best for you.

5 min read

What is shrinkflation? How to avoid paying more for less

Milka bars have been getting smaller, but cost the same. And there’s a word for that: shrinkflation. We’ll help you understand this phenomenon, and what you can do to avoid paying more for less.

5 min read

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Stagflation Explained: From Stocks to Real Estate

When is an economy at risk of stagflation? And what does that mean exactly? Here, find out what the term means, the consequences of stagflation, and why some might even benefit from it.

8 min read

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How long does a transfer take?

The SEPA initiative makes it easier to send euros between bank accounts, but transfers don’t always happen overnight.

2 min read

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Credit, debit, and prepaid cards—what’s the difference?

You use them every day but what is the difference, actually? Let’s get to the heart of the matter so you can decide what’s best for you.

7 min read

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What’s the difference between gross pay and net pay?

Understand the difference between gross vs. net salary and learn what it means for your salary.

5 min read

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How to transfer money from one bank to another

SEPA, intra-bank, and inter-bank transfers. Not sure what all this banking jargon actually means? Discover how to best move your money around, explained in simple terms.

8 min read

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Banking basics: all about cash

We take a closer look at all things ‘hard cash’ (AKA physical currency). Find out about withdrawals, cashback and deposits here.

5 min read

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What is a recession and how long will it last?

Political events, environmental disasters, trade shocks: There are many factors that could cause a country's economy to slow down. But what exactly is a recession—and how long do they last?

5 min read

Price reduction through deflation.

What is deflation—and what does it mean for the economy?

Central banks do everything in their power to avoid deflation—but why? What causes deflation, and how can it negatively affect the economy? Read on to learn more!

8 min read

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Everything you need to know—but were never told—about your bank account number

Learn everything you need to know about your bank account number and understand what types of transactions you can make with it.

5 min read