Seven top money-saving apps

01 September 2015

Save cash and keep on top of your finances with our pick of the best money-saving apps.



Petrol Prices Pro

This can save you a packet as it uses to your location to find the lowest petrol prices in your area from more than 11,000 petrol stations. Updated every day. £2.99, iOS, Android

AA Parking

Much like the petrol app, this helps you find the cheapest and most convenient car parks in the UK and Ireland. You get directions to the car-park entrances and where possible, see space availability in real time. £1.99, iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Account Tracker

A top finance app that lets you keep track of savings and spending and monitor balances across multiple accounts. Bill reminders, budgets and alerts are all part of the service. You can easily see where all your money goes and also look ahead to view future financial commitments. £1.99, iOS, Windows Phone

HotUKDeals

Access to voucher codes and freebies from the likes of Asda, Tesco, Argos and more, supplied by a community of more than 900,000 UK consumers. What’s good about this app is that it can be location-specific, so it can tell you about nearby deals wherever you are at the time. Free, iOS, Android

Meter Readings

Monitor your household energy use by entering readings into the app from up to nine different meters, which then over time displays usage, costs and savings made in chart form – you can even use it to compare prices and savings between suppliers. 99p, iOS, Windows Phone

Vouchercloud

This sends vouchers direct to your mobile from a mix of high-street and independent brands. All of these coupons can be used immediately and the app uses GPS to let you know there and then about any special offers happening nearby. Free, iOS, Android

XE Currency

The app for the all-important holiday conundrum “how much is that exactly?”. Converts on the go using live exchange rates. It stores the last rate, so still works when the internet doesn’t. Free, iOS, Android, Blackberry

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