Savings & Cash Isas

Revealed: the UK's worst savings accounts

Friday, 17 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.

Atom Bank to cut top interest rates tonight - act now to grab the best deal

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

Atom Bank is to cut the rate of interest on its four market-leading savings accounts, with savers urged to open accounts before the rates drop.

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.

Atom Bank cuts top savings rate - is it still the best deal?

Friday, 10 March 2017 | News

Atom Bank has reduced the rate on its market leading one-year fixed savings bond to 1.8%, so is it still the best place to save?

Atom Bank launches market-leading savings rates, is it time to switch?

Friday, 24 February 2017 | News

Atom Bank has increased interest rates for new customers across its range of savings products, although you need to have a smartphone in order to access its deals.

NS&I slashes Premium Bond prize fund

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 | News

Savers with Premium Bonds will be disappointed to hear that the prize pot will be reduced by almost £6 million on 1 May 2017, National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has announced.

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

Monday, 30 January 2017 | Article

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

I have a sneaky suspicion that savers could be in for a better year in 2017

Thursday, 29 December 2016 | Article

I might be wrong – it’s part and parcel of being an opinionated personal finance journalist. But my crystal ball is telling me that the worm is about to turn in savers’ favour.