Savings & Cash Isas

Savings update: challenger bank rates creep up

Friday, 12 May 2017 | News

New banks continue to edge up their fixed rate deals. Aldermore Bank has increased the rate on its one-year bond to 1.5%, just behind the best deal at 1.55% from Charter Savings Bank.

Revealed: the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2017 shortlist

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | News

Tens of thousands of readers have had their say on the best and worst financial providers in the UK, and we can now reveal the shortlist for the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2017.

Closing our bank branches is not the way forward

Friday, 31 March 2017 | Article

The personal finance world is constantly evolving, sometimes for the worse but often for the better. The internet has been the driving force.

"Where we're putting our Isa money in 2017"

Friday, 24 March 2017 | Article

It’s always interesting to know what those who write about saving and investing plan to do with their own cash.

Nine savings accounts to beat 2.9% inflation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 | News

Savers are facing a new battle as the UK’s rate of inflation continues to be higher than the interest rate offered by almost all savings accounts.

Revealed: the UK's worst savings accounts

Thursday, 16 March 2017 | News

It is already difficult for savers to get a decent return on their cash. There are low interest rates across the board and many accounts are returning less than the rate of inflation.

Less chance to win big on Premium Bonds

Monday, 13 March 2017 | Article

Still tempted by a top jackpot of £1 million? You may be wondering what to do about your Premium Bond holdings now NS&I has announced that it will slash the number of high-value prizes in each month’s draw again.

Are cash Isas still better than savings accounts in 2017?

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 | Article

High interest current accounts may have tempted people away from cash Isas, but there are still advantages for those investing this way.

2016: Dramatic for politics but (mostly) kind to our finances

Thursday, 26 January 2017 | Article

2016. What a year! In more than three decades of reporting on money issues, there have been few years to match the one that is just ending. It’s been both exciting and frightening at the same time.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme: a beginner's guide

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 | Article

Although they may seem monolithic and indestructible, history has taught us that even the largest financial institutions are vulnerable to collapse.