Saving & banking

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.<...>

Great Easter savings deals

Thursday, 09 April 2009 | News

Make the most of the Easter break by finding a better home for your savings.

Mutual offers 4.11% fixed-rate account

Tuesday, 07 April 2009 | News

Newcastle Building Society has launched a fixed-rate account paying up to 4.11% AER over three years.

cahoot launches fix paying 4.01%

Monday, 23 March 2009 | News

cahoot has launched a new two-year fixed savings account paying 4.01%.

Savings accounts: banks versus building societies?

Monday, 30 March 2009 | News

Banks are now offering more competitive deals than their building society counterparts, with interest rates at the latter taking a hit from the historically low Bank of England base rate.

Savings rates near rock bottom

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 | News

Average savings rates on instant access deals have fallen to a dismal 0.17% while the average cash ISA pays just 0.96%.

Get a better deal with Moneywise Compare & Buy

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

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