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Setting up a bank account for your child

Securing your children’s future is a priority for all parents. There are many financial products out there that can help you set aside small amounts of money each month that can’t be accessed when they become an adult. There are also […]

Swapper Stories: Carl’s Story

Sometimes in life, to achieve your goals you may have to take some unexpected steps – and this counts for HomeSwapper as well! We spoke to HomeSwapper user, Carl. He and his family were determined to move from a small village […]

Following the rules on HomeSwapper

While we know that the majority of you use HomeSwapper well, we recently spoke with a swapper who told us that there are a few users out there who aren’t quite following the rules. So, we wanted to remind everyone how […]

World Car Free Day

This Sunday, the 22ndSeptember cities around the world will shut down their streets to cars and vehicles, giving people the chance to enjoy a car-free city. From Budapest to Sao Paolo, World Car Free Day is asking us all to imagine […]

Registering to vote

In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk of elections and if you’re eligible to vote, you’ll need to register to make sure you have your say. But whether or not a general election is called in the coming […]

Heritage Open Days: Free days out for all the family

Between 13-22 September each year 40,000 volunteers organise events up and down the country at National Trust sites, museums, places of natural beauty and other cultural sites. All of these events are FREE and a great chance to check out our […]

Childcare – what you’re entitled to


Childcare – what you’re entitled to

The costs of childcare in the UK can eat up a big chunk of the family budget – but there is help to be had! In this article, we’ll take a look at the financial support […]

The Best Ways to Protect Your Home

Whether you’ve been living in one place for a while, or have just moved, home security is always a hot topic. It’s often only after a break-in that many people realise just how many spots around their house are vulnerable, but […]

Cycling schemes

This Thursday was Cycle to Work Day, so we’re giving some thought to some of the great cycling schemes around!

One of the best ways to get to know your neighbourhood is by bike. Cycling to work, […]

SwapTracker: what does it mean for you?

Whether you’ve been on HomeSwapper for a little while, or you’re fairly new to swapping, you’ll know that using HomeSwapper, you’re able to take a look through other swappers’ adverts and eventually, find your swap.

But what happens after you’ve […]

Greening Your Home

In the UK there is one person that we can all agree is a national treasure: David Attenborough. For years he has been campaigning for us to make changes to help save the environment and people seem to be starting to […]

What is a Credit Union?

We’re continuing with our financial advice series and this week we’re looking at credit unions. If you’ve decided that mainstream banking isn’t for you, a credit union could be a great alternative! A credit union is a cooperative model of banking, […]

Data Security: keeping your passwords safe


In this week’s article we’ll give you a few tips for keeping those passwords secure and we’ll show you a way to make sure you never forget another password!

It might be for your utility bills, your studies, garden […]

Community led improvements

The areas we live in can mean ‘home’ to us, just as much as the property we’re living in… and the people who know what’s best for a street, community or public space are the people who live in it every […]

The rules around renting out a spare room

If you’ve got a spare room, you may be affected by ‘Bedroom Tax’ and looking for an option that allows you to stay in your home. Getting a lodger in could be a great way of solving this – and you’ll […]

The story of social housing in the UK

Social housing is an important part of our society, with over 4 million social housing homes across the UK. The boom of social housing came from some of the greatest times of social unity in our country, when we had come […]

Best Time of the Year to do Home Improvements

It’s always a good idea to spruce up your home every so often, whether it’s for yourself or for potential viewings. Little changes can make a big difference and they don’t all have to be DIY projects; some of them can […]

Meet the Team: Tammy

In the next article of our series introducing you to the Customer Support Team, we speak Tammy. She filled us in on why she loves working with the Customer Support Team and what she finds most rewarding about the role… […]

Credit Scores and Why They’re Important

If you are an adult it is likely that you have a credit score. Why is it important? What is it? And how can you look after yours?

Why it’s important

These days, many companies who lend money or offer […]

Are you a serious swapper?

We love hearing about your experiences on HomeSwapper – it’s always great to know when you’ve found your new home! When letting us know that you’ve swapped, many of you also share good tips for other swappers out there. Here, Angela* […]

Accessibility on HomeSwapper

Here at HomeSwapper we want to make sure that it’s as easy as possible to find the home you need. We know it can be frustrating when a property seems perfect, so you’ve started chatting to the other user, but then […]

My MultiSwap Story

We love hearing stories from HomeSwapper users about their home swaps, so we were really excited to talk to Melanie* from London (*not her real name) about her experience a few years ago. Mel used a MultiSwap to find her new […]

Great advert examples on HomeSwapper

Writing a great advert could be the difference between a quick and easy swap and months spent looking for one. To get other people interested in your property, you’ll need to tell them all the reasons you love being there. There […]