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Lifetime Isas – which account should I open?

The Lifetime Isa (Lisa) is a great way for young people to save for their first home or to help fund the cost of retirement.

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Virgin Money launches market-leading Cash Isas

Thursday, 19 October 2017 | News

Virgin Money has launched a range of market-leading Cash Isas, which enable savers to earn up to 2.4% in interest if they’re willing to lock their cash away for up to five years.

Savings update: Savers need to be quick to catch the top deals

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | News

Savers need to be quick to catch the top deals – some are only on sale for a few days.

State pension set to rise as inflation climbs to 3%

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | News

Inflation has risen once again as consumers continue to battle against rising food and transport costs,...

Savings update: Easy access rates edge up

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | News

Rates on easy-access accounts continue to edge up. 

Monzo to close prepaid card sign ups this week – users to be migrated to current accounts

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | News

Monzo users are to be contacted and offered access to a new Monzo current account in the next eight weeks, and new sign ups to prepaid cards are set to be closed this week.

New Jane Austen tenner fetches £7,200 at auction

Friday, 06 October 2017 | News

A new £10 note featuring author Jane Austen has been sold at auction for £7,200, earning significantly more than its pre-auction valuation.

Halifax relaunches £125 switching offer – should you move your current account?

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

Halifax has increased its current account switching incentive to £125 as it battles to win new customers.

Ask the experts: "Is it possible to be paid monthly interest on my regular savings?"

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 | Question and Answer

There are very few regular savings accounts that offer monthly interest, mainly because the amount that you can save is usually quite restricted and therefore they are not designed to provide a regular interest that would be...

Savings update: Easy-access rates edge up

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 | News

Last week Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, said interest rates could rise in the ...

Zopa looks to re-open platform to new investors

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer giant Zopa is hoping to re-open its platform to new investors by the end of the year.