Has really helped me sorting out my finances and ensuring I budget. I have been working from an excel spreadsheet for years and never stick to it. First month in years I haven't been in my overdraft and managed to save £300. I can't wait to see how much I save over the next few months. Thank you squirrel!
Review by Cameo3 months ago
Squirrel is the best money app ever! It’s difficult to trust in a service that has no face. I set up the account, inputting my income and recording ALL my outgoings, seeing it on screen, all in one place was extremely powerful.
I hesitated for two months for fear of relying on a weekly allowance, the money left over and spread equally throughout the month, and fear of living within my means and not overspending, how crazy is that?
After two months I took the plunge and paid in my salary directly from my employer and after seven months I’ve never looked back.
I’m saving money, everyone gets paid on time and the best thing of all I make it through the whole month without running out of money.
The customer service is fantastic, checking in with you during the set up and being there to support any enquiries you have along the way.
This app forces me to be more responsible with my money and I am ever grateful for the genius behind this app - thank you ☺️
Review by Peckville3 months ago
Excellent way to manage your finances. You know exactly how much you have to spend each month after all your regular outgoings. Allows to create multiple savings pots, and you know what your weekly spending allowance is each month.
Review by Sibb Coulée3 months ago
First month using the service and can honestly notice the difference in my spending habits and all have my bills have been paid on time without a worry. Plan to use this for a long time.
Review by OwenCl3 months ago
Has made budgeting so much easier!
I now have money left at the end of every month and was easier to save up for a holiday over 2 months by make money more managable!
Review by Ipse3 months ago
Squirrel is great! Helps me manage my money all month and save what I need as well as giving me a weekly allowance so I'm not struggling towards payday.
Review by JamesRae3 months ago
Squirrel has been brilliant for me to help manage my money. Being self employed, growing a start up and having various accounts, making sure that the money to cover bills etc are ringfenced and “squirrelled” away each month has given me peace of mind and saved me a lot of time moving money about.
Review by Gonzaga Lefterys4 months ago
Got roped into the app as I thought it would be handy to aid savings, however upon registration it wasn't made clear that it would cost me £10 a month to use the service. I have spent the past few weeks trying to find time when the webchat it open so I can cancel however it isn't working. So I tracked down two email addresses and neither of those are receiving emails either. So basically I'm stuck with a service that I don't really need or want with seemingly no way of closing the account. Very unhappy with the customer service!
Edit: was contacted directly by the business director, he was very friendly and helpful and wished to come to the root of the issue. I should clarify, my experience of using the squirrel app hasn't been negative at all, it was just faults in the webchat etc that made it difficult to contact them, but knowing that they take all reviews and feedback as seriously as they do has made me feel loads better. I have upped my 2 star to 4 star based on this. I'd still recommend to people.
Review by Dukefield4 months ago
Having my money as a weekly allowance means I don't spend it all at the start of the month.
Review by Hyoung4 months ago
Squirrels manages my budget for me. As I’m not great at saving and budgeting, I need Squirrel to help me manager my weekly budget. Every week, Squirrel sends me my budget to spend for the week on Food, travel, bills... The advantage is that I know my boundaries, and the rest is in my savings ! I only wish one thing : that I had Squirrel sooner ! 😅
Review by Biadi4 months ago
Allows you have realistic view of how your money stretches over the month. I feel more in control of my money. It has made me more considered with my money looking at the week ahead and has let me set up realistic savings goals. The only issue I have so far is that the squirrel transfer of money to cover direct debits which occur on the same day as pay day is not quick enough so have had to adjust the monthly amount that goes to squirrel to account for this.
Review by MauroC Hardling4 months ago
Squirrel is the best money app I've ever used.
So easy to navigate around. It takes one moment out of your day to go through all your outgoings, figure out the dates they go out, and the amount - add all this information into your Squirrel account along with your monthly income and BAM squirrel do all the rest!
I have direct debits coming out almost every week during the month - which was hard to keep track of, now I don't have to do anything at all. The money lands in my account at the exact time I need it to pay for the particular bills.
The icing on the cake is how it makes me feel - I am finally saving money - (and I am awful with savings, have never managed to save, always wished I could) Now I am, without even realising. And it feels great.
Also, don't worry if you were to have an emergency - as you can withdraw cash from straight away if you need to (and if you have it :) )
Basically, it makes me feel so in control of my money, like a friend is there helping me out all the time!
Review by Oshue4 months ago
Squirrel is an awesome app and has really helped me with my budget. I have a very low income and using squirrel I’m able to allocate my money to my outgoings and know exactly what I have left each month and even save a little too!
Review by ProhmTect Frezzo4 months ago
great companion to saving money, ensure that I only spend sensibly and gives me an overview of my upcoming bills.. has saved me much more than it has cost so definitely good value for money, especially as I have very impulsive spending habits..
Review by Nsemeke Derrow4 months ago
Squirrel has changed my life, I just could not have the self control or organisation to do this myself. Considering I am a professional senior manager, you would think I would but I don't. I have money every week for the 1st time in years and all the bills are being paid, no more pay day loans, clearing up old debt and saving for a new car in February. This has transformed my life!
Review by Evleta4 months ago
A really great service, but not quite intuitive enough. I receive money into my account on three different days in the month and, despite reassurances, Squirrel doesn’t take this into account and so my savings don’t work and I end up getting sent money when I don’t need it. Please sort this out Squirrel! I love the app, but I just need this facility!
Review by Bafford Bezdjian4 months ago
We're in our second month of using Squirrel and it's sharpened us up financially.
The app has been thought through really well and does all the calculations for you, recognising that whilst commitments (salary/mortgage/bills) are monthly, life is a weekly thing.
No longer is there that nagging feeling half way through the month that all our money is spent and we're having to go into (or extend) our overdraft again.
The big spends are covered by the savings as opposed to being mixed in with our bills/commitments (and not really knowing how much we had) which was our problem before.
Squirrel has made us keep a stricter eye on our bank balance, and has caused us to question (and therefore halt) those impulse buys, allowing us to prioritise (and afford) the things we actually need.
Dividing the remainder (the disposable income) by 5 weeks (rather than 4) is also a masterstroke. Given that the majority of months are four weeks long you end up with a weeks' worth of spending at the end of most months, which is automatically put in your savings. This is the best bit, we can now pay for our holiday.
Also the app is really clear and easy to use. We have had to transfer money out on occasion (unexpected spends), but this is quick and easy and we find the email income alerts a very handy recap.
Direct debits are really easy to change and squirrel does all the sums, confirming what your leftover (to spend) money will be.
Review by Chesterdek4 months ago
Review by Matteja4 months ago
Squirrel has been a financial lifesaver. Since joining about a year ago, I’ve saved more than I have done before, Christmas was so much easier than other years and no missed payments. I also really love how you can save up in different pots so it’s easier to set goals. Squirrel staff have always been very helpful. Just remember that withdrawals and regular payments into your account may not show until later in the day
Review by Mdan4 months ago
I was a bit skeptical at first, Ive used a lot of money tracking apps, which never helped me save, just helped me watch it all go out the window! I thought I'd give this a try, and I've saved £500 in two months! It's so easy, and helps you calculate exactly what you need, and the freedom to have any extra as spending money or savings.
Review by Branny4 months ago
Squirrel has changed our financial lives. This amazing app takes the stress out of making sure there's enough money to pay the bills, puts aside any savings you want and gives you weekly spending money. It's very flexible should you want to change things or withdraw money. Totally worth £9.99 a month!
Review by MaryElla4 months ago
Very good service to help u organise your finances. I would highly recommend this to anyone who struggles with money.
Review by Shahzeen5 months ago
I love Squirrel! It has lowered my stress about money. It didn’t take much to set up but I felt like I was taking a bit of a risk with how my finances were going to work. I needn’t have worried. Knowing that the money I need for my outgoings was always going to be there when I needed it felt great. I think the system would work brilliantly in a very straightforward way with someone who has a fixed income every month on the same day and I thought as a self employed person with bits and pieces coming in all over the place it wouldn’t be as good. But again I was wrong. Squirrel allows my random payments to build up and makes sure everything is taken care of. I love being able to look at my separate savings pots and it feels great to empty a pot and pay a tax bill for instance! I used to check off my outgoings and be always working out if I had enough left for them - squirrel saves so much time because it does it for you. I used to get a text saying I was in the red quite often but it rarely happens now ( if it does it’s because I’ve ignored Squirrels payments and allowed myself to spend the money on something else 🤪) but it’s down to me to sort that out - Squirrel isn’t a magician!
The only negatives are that if you want to put all your eggs in one basket and have ALL your payments from clients go straight to Squirrel, it tells you you’ve been paid but doesn’t say who it’s from. So then you have to call to find out and that’s annoying. The other thing is that when you want to stop a payment coming to your bank account and send it to savings instead, it has to be the whole payment and not part of it. I hope these things will be changed soon. Then Squirrel will be perfect!
Review by Ernesto Gutierrez5 months ago
Has made it possible for me to plan to buy my first home - something I never thought I’d be able to do on my own. Being accountable and seeing your savings going up in each “goal” is brilliant!
Review by Winitha5 months ago
I have been using Squirrel since December 2018 and it's the best money management service I have ever used. I'm normally broke by the before the month is over til I start using Squirrel and I'm able to list my monthly outgoings to be able to know how much I can spend each month by letting it tell me my weekly spend limit. I highly recommend using Squirrel.