Saving & banking

Inflation-busting bond launched

Wednesday, 13 October 2010 | Article

Savers have a chance to keep pace with inflation with the new five-year savings bond on offer from National Counties Building Society.

Tesco's assault on savings market steps up a gear

Monday, 11 October 2010 | Article

Tesco Bank has launched a fixed-rate savings account with an interest rate of up to 3.5%, creating a stir among the traditional high-street banks.

Can savers get better returns through lending?

Monday, 11 October 2010 | Article

Peer-to-peer lending cuts out the middleman, allowing investors to lend directly to real people, setting the time and interest rate for repayment.

Savers under siege

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 | Article

The attack on savers has not been so intense since the 1940s when there was a tax surcharge on 'unearned income' and compulsory wartime savings – dubbed post-war credits – were not fully repaid by niggardly chancellors of...

Savings account of the month

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 | Article

The AA is usually better known for its breakdown cover than for its financial services, but its Internet Extra (issue 3) account is currently one of the best savings accounts on the market.

Teach your child the right way to save

Monday, 27 September 2010 | Article

A savings account is the perfect financial product for every child. As well as letting them earn interest on their savings, it also enables them to learn about money and, hopefully, catch the savings bug.

The death of the CTF – what's next?

Monday, 27 September 2010 | Article

The new government promised a tough stance on tackling the country's finances, so it was hardly surprising when it revealed the child trust fund (CTF) was getting the axe.

Is Metro Bank the future of high street banking?

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 | Article

When Metro Bank opened its flagship branch in Holborn in central London at the end of July, it became the first new bank to open on the UK high street in more than 100 years.

State Bank of India unveils flexible five-year bond

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 | News

A competitive five-year stepped rate bond has been launched in the UK by India’s largest bank, paying an average of 4.5%.

How to make the most of your savings

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Carol Willment is a 65-year-old widow from Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.