Saving & banking

The best current accounts for the over 50s

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

While there are plenty of attractive current accounts on the market, most of them seem to be geared towards people below retirement age, with Alliance & Leicester being the only provider offering an over-50s product.

Five top fixed-rate savings deals

Friday, 06 March 2009 | News

Savings providers are on the verge of pulling their top fixed-rate deals in light of the Bank of England base rate cut in March.

How to reclaim bank charges

Friday, 04 December 2009 | Article

If you’ve ever exceeded your agreed overdraft limit, or had a direct debit bounce, then you’ll have first-hand experience of bank charges. These are fees levied at current account customers, and can be as high as £39.

Abbey and A&L launch 4.01% fixed deal

Friday, 20 February 2009 | News

Abbey and Alliance & Leicester have stormed into the best-buy tables with a two-year fixed-rate bond paying 4.01% AER.

Top fixed savings rates now under 4%

Tuesday, 10 February 2009 | News

The top fixed-rate savings accounts now pay less than 4% AER after the Bank of England cut the base rate by a further 0.5% last week.

Barclays scraps executive bonuses

Monday, 09 February 2009 | News

Barclays has seemingly defied the economic turmoil and posted profits of £6.08 billion for 2008.

Tell a friend

Friday, 06 February 2009 | Article

In the current financial climate it pays to be on top of your finances and fully aware of your rights as well as knowing how you can cut back and make the most of your money.

Fight for your money

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

When it comes to our everyday financial products and services, we’re too easily taken for a ride.

Get a consistent savings rate

Friday, 30 January 2009 | News

Building societies have offered savers the most consistent rates over the past 12 and 36 months, despite fluctuations in Bank of England interest rates causing havoc for many savers’ returns.

Savers missing out by not switching

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 | News

A third of savings accounts now pay less than 0.5% while 16% pay a measly 0.1% or less.