Savings & Cash Isas

Santander slashes Help to Buy Isa rate for new customers

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | News

Santander has slashed the rate on its Help to Buy Isa, meaning new customers will be paid just 2% interest, or 2.5% if they hold a 123 Current Account.

Providers warn against extending Lifetime Isa to include loans

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | News

When announcing the launch of the Lifetime Isa in March's Budget, chancellor George Osborne said he would consider exploring whether flexibility should be introduced that would enable savers to borrow from their own fund.

How to become an Isa millionaire by 2039

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | News

For those who want to become a millionaire, there is another way to boost your chances, rather than accepting the long odds (1 in 14 million) offered by the National Lottery.

Savings update: banks and building societies keep cutting rates

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | News

Cash Isa rates continue to fall with Coventry Building Society cutting the rate on its Easy Access Isa to 1.3% for new savers, down from a previous 1.4%.

Is it time to ditch your Premium Bonds?

Friday, 13 May 2016 | Article

As a nation, we love Premium Bonds. A staggering 22 million of us hold them – over one third of the UK population – with almost £60 billion invested.

Base rate kept at 0.5% amid stalling growth

Thursday, 12 May 2016 | News

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to maintain the bank rate at 0.5%, contrary to speculation in the press.

Brexit could force interest rates even lower

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | News

The Bank of England could be forced to cut its 0.5% base rate even further if Britain votes to leave the EU, according to claims in one newspaper.

Savings update: take advantage of two new top-paying accounts

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | News

Both Virgin Money and Shawbrook Bank have launched easy-access accounts with leading rates.

Savings update: Little sign of high street banks at top of rates tables

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 | News

Savers suffered more rate falls last week while Nationwide, the largest building society, has said it will cut rates on some of its accounts from the start of next month. 

What you need to know about the Lifetime Isa

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 | Article

In Budget 2016, the Chancellor announced a new individual savings account, the Lifetime Isa, which offers people under 40 a flexible tax- efficient way to save for a property or retirement.