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Must have apps for budgeting this summer

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19 July 2017 | Money Matters

The way we look after our money is changing and with the rise of the smartphone, people can manage their spending on the move.

With the holiday season fast approaching, we look at five smartphone apps to help you get your finances in shape for the summer.



Monzo is a simple way of keeping track of your spending.

This app offers instant spending notifications, keeps track of receipts and gives you advice on how to budget for the week.

It also allows you to quickly transfer money to your friends who use the app too.

Price: Free

Available on: iPhone, Android

My Supermarket

Make sure you’re paying the cheapest prices on all your shopping items by using My Supermarket.

This free comparison app will add up your shopping list and show you which supermarket offers the best prices.

If you're an impulse shopper at supermarkets, you can also scan the barcode to make sure you’re getting the lowest price.

Price: Free

Available on: iphone, Android


ATM Hunter

Give fee charging cash machines the swerve with the ATM Hunter app.

Using Geolocation to find the nearest free cash machine, this app is perfect for city breaks and exploring new places.

Price: Free

Avaliable on: iPhone, Android and Blackberry



It’s a sickening feeling - buying an item you love only to find the same thing for less in another shop.

Idealo compares the prices of thousands of products, so you know you are getting the best deal before you part with your cash.

Simply scan the barcode, or search the item to check out all the prices.

Price: Free

Avaliable on: iPhone and Android

Meter Readings

Keep on top of your all your utility bills with the Meter Readings app from iTunes.

The app gives you a breakdown on what you’re spending on energy every day.

Meter Readings also allows you to check how much other people in your postcode are paying for their energy, and whether it is worth switching providers to get a better deal.

Price: £0.99

Available on: iPhone


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