Rising fuel prices and a poor Euro-exchange rate may see many Brits choosing to stay at home this May bank holiday weekend. Credit reference agency Callcredit are urging us to use this time to turn May Day into Pay Day!

The have given a number of top tips for the average consumer, one of which is to check your credit report to get a better grip over your debt management issues and to gain a true snapshot of your financial situation. Deputy Managing Director at Callcredit, Graham Lund says: “Regularly checking your credit report is an essential part of a healthy financial lifestyle.”

Other money saving tips include using the sunny weather (fingers crossed) as an excuse to leave the car at home and take a nice long walk, swapping fancy restaurants for a simple picnic and using cash when you are out shopping to keep better tabs on how much you are spending.