Saving & banking

How protected is your bank?

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 | Article

Once upon a time, people picked savings accounts based on interest rate and access. But now, security is at the forefront of many people's minds.

Help, I'm an Icesaver!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 | Article

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Are building societies safer than banks?

Thursday, 27 November 2008 | Article

The ongoing banking crisis has highlighted how quickly (and seemingly, easily) a big corporate can go belly-up – leaving savers and depositors at risk of losing their money, at least temporarily.

What next for Icelandic-bank savers?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

2008 has been the year of the Icelandic bank. Following Kaupthing Bank launching a savings business – Kaupthing Edge – in the spring, the best-buy saving tables have been dominated by Icelandic-owned players.

Should I move my money into an Irish bank?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Savers in Britain today are nervous; the continuing speculation over the stability of our banks and building societies, the nationalisation of two leading high street names in less than a year, and fears of more to come have...

Bradford & Bingley deal: what does it mean for you?

Monday, 29 September 2008 | Article

The credit crunch and resultant banking crisis has claimed many victims, but the news that Bradford & Bingley, the building society turned bank with a 151-year history, has finally succumbed will cause worry, panic and...

Five savings account catches to watch out for

Monday, 23 September 2013 | Article

Nearly 50% of people now use the internet to make financial decisions such as searching for a new savings account, according to research by Nationwide.

How do Post Office savings shape up?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Moves by the Irish government to increase the depositor guarantee from economic turmoil will see Post Office savers receive nearly £80,000 of their money protected.

A&L ups rate on flagship savings deal

Thursday, 25 September 2008 | News

Alliance & Leicester has indicated it is business as usual despite its pending takeover by Santander by upping the rate on its flagship savings deal.

Saving deals hot up as A&L ups rate

Friday, 05 September 2008 | News

Savers look set to benefit from heightened competition in the savings market, following Alliance & Leicester's decision to increase the rate on its instant access deal.