Articles tagged "savings"

  • inflation clouds
    Last updated: 18/11/2015 - 11:39
    News by Tom Wilson and Rebecca Jones

    Inflation stubbornly stuck in negative territory in October, with prices 0.1% lower over the year, according to the latest consumer price index (CPI) figures.

  • savings bonds
    Last updated: 09/11/2015 - 15:51
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Metro Bank has launched a one-year fixed-rate bond paying a top 2.1 per cent before tax (1.68 per cent after tax), available online or through its branches. Its new 18-month bond pays 2.4 per cent (1.92 per cent) and the three-year version 2.7 per cent (2.16 per cent).

  • woman with piggy in her arms.jpg
    Last updated: 03/11/2015 - 12:10
    Article by Sylvia Morris

    Yorkshire Building Society has launched a one-year fixed-rate bond paying 2.05 per cent before tax (1.64 per cent after), available online and through its branches. It is also available through its offshoots, Barnsley, Chelsea and Norwich & Peterborough building societies.

  • Piggy bank with rising chart
    Last updated: 26/10/2015 - 18:22

    Fixed-rate deals from new banks continue to edge up. United Trust Bank has a new bond paying a top 2.1 per cent before tax (1.68 per cent after tax) for a year.

  • Piggy bank smashed
    Last updated: 19/10/2015 - 16:12
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Headline rates on cash Isas continue to lag behind those paid on taxable accounts. On tax-free cash Isas, the top easy access account comes from Post Office Online Cash Isa at 1.51 per cent, including a 0.86 percentage point bonus for the first 12 months.

  • Piggy banks standing on a podium
    Last updated: 13/10/2015 - 10:17
    News by Sylvia Morris

    New banks continue to offer savers the best fixed-rate deals as they compete with each other for your money.

  • Time running out for savers
    Last updated: 07/10/2015 - 14:27
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Savers have to move quickly to grab top rates on easy-access accounts, as these do not stay around for long.

  • Savings update: top rates continue to rise
    Last updated: 29/09/2015 - 12:18
    News by Sylvia Morris

    Rates for new savers from banks and building societies continue to edge up. The top deal on easy-access accounts comes from French-owned RCI Bank, part of the Renault group, at 1.65% before tax (1.32% after tax) on its Freedom account.

  • NS&I proves exception as savings rates creep up
    Last updated: 22/09/2015 - 11:26
    News by Sylvia Morris

    National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is to cut the rate on its Direct Isa by 0.25 percentage points to 1.25%, from 16 November. The cut comes as rates from other banks are edging up.

  • alert button
    Last updated: 16/09/2015 - 16:59
    News by Tom Wilson

    Paragon Bank is launching two competitive fixed-rate deals on 17 September offering a market-leading 2.4% AER on its two year fixed-rate account.