Saving & banking

Student bank accounts: Where to find the best deals

Banks are fighting for new customers, so if you’re just starting university or college don’t delay in signing up for one of their top offers.

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Savings update: Rates continue to rise but savers must be quick to nab top deals

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | News

Banks and building societies continue to edge up rates, but savers need to be quick to grab the top deals - some are only on offer for a few days.

Ask the Experts: "What’s the most risk-free way to invest up to £35,000?"

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | Question and Answer

I would use your Isas as much as possible, as they are tax-efficient allowances.

NS&I axes children’s bonds as Junior Isa launches

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | News

National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is to withdraw children’s bonds from sale as it launches a new Junior Isa product.

Bank of England to continue using ‘animal fat’ in notes

Thursday, 10 August 2017 | News

Animal products will continue to be used to make the new polymer £5, £10 and £20 notes, the Bank of England has confirmed today.

NatWest and RBS overhaul overdraft charges

Thursday, 10 August 2017 | News

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have become the latest banks to alter their overdraft charging structure.

Octopus launches Innovative Finance Isa targeting 4% return

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | News

Octopus has become the latest provider to launch an Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa), targeting returns of 4% on property-based investments.

Women and Money: Tips for younger women

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | TV /Video


New £20,000 Isa allowance – flurry of increases on fixed-rate bonds

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

New banks are behind a flurry of increases on fixed-rate bonds and easy-access accounts.

Monzo users hit by card outage: Carry alternative payment

Friday, 04 August 2017 | News

Challenger bank Monzo has warned customers with its prepaid card to carry a backup card with them for the next few days as it’s experiencing difficulties with its payments technology, meaning cards are only working...

Older millennials dubbed ‘generation debt’ as they struggle to save

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | News

The late millennial generation - those aged between 25 and 34 years old - are one of the least financially resilient groups in the UK, according to new findings from LV=.