Articles by Ruth Jackson

Savvy savers need to get online

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | Article

Millions of people are missing out on the best savings rates because they are unwilling – or unable – to apply for online-only or app-based accounts.

What’s the best fixed-rate account that pays monthly?

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 | Question and Answer

NS&I’s 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds (also known as the Pensioner Bond) were one of the most successful savings accounts ever launched with almost 900,000 people investing more than £8.9 billion during the five months the...

Student loan repayment threshold raised

Friday, 06 April 2018 | News

From today, the way you repay your student loan has changed. The salary threshold for when you start repaying your loan has been raised and, for many, the amount you’ll repay each month has fallen.

Sainsbury’s trials new Nectar scheme

Thursday, 05 April 2018 | News

From today, Sainsbury’s is trialling a new Nectar scheme across the Isle of Wight. The new system will reward loyalty, but not simply based on how much you spend in a Sainsbury’s store.

Virgin Atlantic launches new credit cards

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

New Innovative Finance Isa pays 7.28% a year

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

A new Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa) has launched offering a whopping 7.28% annual interest rate.

Looking beyond Cash Isas

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | Article

When it comes to Isa savings the vast majority of us prefer to invest in cash rather than in stocks and shares.

How P2P can be a high income 'kicker' in an investment portfolio

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | Article

We are always told that the key to a successful investment portfolio is diversification.

10 things that will affect your finances in April 2018

Monday, 12 March 2018 | Article

April 2018 will bring plenty of changes that will affect your personal finances. Here are 10 things you need to be aware of.

Best ways to supplement your pension

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 | Article

If you are banking on the state pension to fund your retirement, the ever-rising state pension age is cause for concern.