Articles tagged "savings"

  • Savings update: pensioner bonds trump all else
    Last updated: 17/12/2014 - 12:44
    News by Sylvia Morris

    National Savings & Investments (NS&I) bonds for those age 65 and over will pay 2.8 per cent before tax (2.24 per cent after) for one year and 4 per cent (3.2 per cent) for three years. They go on sale in January - the exact date is still to be announced.

  • Savings
    Last updated: 09/12/2014 - 16:27
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Halifax is the latest bank to cut rates on fixed-rate bonds for new savers. It now pays just 1.4% before tax (1.12% after) on its one-year fixed-rate bond. The rate is less than you can earn in an easy-access account.

  • Couple in their 60s
    Last updated: 03/12/2014 - 11:17
    Article by Philip Scott

    New pension rules are giving retirees more choice than ever but Brits still need to knuckle down and get saving to retire in comfort. In the final part of a three-part series, we look at how people in their 60s can effectively save for their pensions.

  • Savings tin
    Last updated: 02/12/2014 - 11:53
    News by Sylvia Morris

    BM Savings has closed its Internet Extra Isa at 1.55%, replacing it with another version for new savers at 1.35%.

  • Tesco
    Last updated: 25/11/2014 - 16:39
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Tesco Bank has raised the rate on its Internet Saver to 1.4% before tax (1.12% after tax) for new savers. The rate includes a 0.6 (0.52) percentage point bonus for the first year.

  • Savvy woman
    Last updated: 19/11/2014 - 11:10

    The number of women saving enough for retirement over the past 12 months has hit a four-year high.

  • Savings tin
    Last updated: 18/11/2014 - 12:30
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Rates on easy-access accounts continue to fall, as both Virgin and Skipton cut the rates they offer new savers last week.

  • Poppies
    Last updated: 12/11/2014 - 11:24
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Banks and building societies continue to cut rates on both fixed rate bonds and easy access accounts. But some providers are coming out with top deals to replace them.

  • Percent blocks
    Last updated: 13/11/2014 - 12:45
    News by Michael Trudeau

    Providence Bonds, UK subsidiary of the international factoring business Providence Global, has launched its first 'mini-bond', which promises to pay 8.25% for four years.

  • Pound coins down
    Last updated: 04/11/2014 - 12:55
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Fixed-rate deals continue to fall, as banks and building societies close accounts to new savers and replace them with poorer deals.