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Savings update: Challenger banks launch top-paying accounts

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 | News

While some banks and building societies continue to keep savers in the dark about how much they can expect their rate to rise, following this month’s Bank of England base rate rise to 0.5%, new banks are launching top-paying...

Ask the Experts: Can my daughter in Ireland open a UK savings account?

Monday, 20 November 2017 | Question and Answer

Unfortunately, without a UK address, your daughter will struggle to open a savings account in the UK, as the majority of providers stipulate that you must be a UK resident to be eligible to open one of their accounts.

Government extends Isa inheritance allowance

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Spouses will soon be able to inherit the whole value of their deceased partner’s Isas tax free, including any growth in assets following their death.

Savings update: Major banks fail to pass on interest rate rise

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

Rates are still in a state of flux following this month’s 0.25 percentage point rise in Bank of England base rate to 0.5%.

Paper £10 notes to be withdrawn from March 2018

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Paper £10 notes featuring Charles Darwin will cease to be legal tender from 11.59pm on 1 March 2018, the Bank of England has announced.

Charity calls for law change forcing banks to better support cancer sufferers

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Cancer sufferers come under undue financial pressure because of a lack of support from banks and building societies, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Will the base rate rise boost your bank account returns?

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

A year ago, in the aftermath of the Bank of England’s decision to cut the base rate to 0.25%, a string of major banks announced they were reducing interest rates on their flagship current accounts.

Moneywise model savings portfolio

Friday, 10 November 2017 | Article

Cash savers continue to battle against low interest rates and poor returns across the market, but there are ways to get more out of your savings pot.

NS&I boosts Premium Bond prize fund and raises savings rates

Thursday, 09 November 2017 | News

More than 25 million National Savings & Investments (NS&I) Premium Bond and savings account holders are set to benefit from increased returns as the provider makes changes to its range.

Savings update: Rates likely to rise after Base Rate increase

Thursday, 09 November 2017 | News

Savings rates are expected to go up following the 0.25 percentage point rise in Bank of England base rate to 0.5% last week.