Saving & banking

How to cash in on the new ISA rules

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Are linked investment and savings plans worth it?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Should I cash in my premium bonds?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

"Premium bonds don’t seem to offer a reasonable return for my capital. So if I cash my bonds in, what would be the best thing to do with £10,000?

Five of the best current accounts

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 | Article

While we’re quite happy to chase the best interest rates on savings accounts or individual savings accounts, or look for the most competitive credit card on the market, when it comes to current accounts few of us can be...

A worrying new savings trend

Monday, 27 July 2009 | News

Banks are increasingly offering high interest rates to new savers only, with their existing customers barred from opening best-buy accounts.

Don't put up with poor customer service

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

It takes time to build trust with someone. Yet trust is part of the foundation of a good and strong relationship whether it is with your partner, a friend, your work colleagues or a financial institution.

Are gilts better than cash ISAs?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

"Is it worth investing £3,600 in government bonds (gilts) instead of a cash individual savings account? If it is, how do I do this and which bonds or funds would you recommend?"

Are packaged bank accounts a gimmick?

Friday, 05 June 2009 | Article

There’s something strange afoot in the world of packaged accounts. These are current accounts which package up a variety of benefits from travel insurance to deals on currency exchange, and charge you a monthly fee.

Which financial companies can you trust?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Following the turbulent past 18 months, with bank after bank revealing cracks not only in their façades but in their core structures too, it’s little wonder consumers have been left wondering which financial services...

Is it time to transfer your ISA?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

It comes as little surprise these days to hear of drastic interest rate cuts and a stockmarket in the doldrums, but the gloomy financial climate makes it more important than ever to make your money work as hard as possible.<...>