Saving & banking

Should we really challenge bank charges?

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 | Article

“So how many times a month can I use the account for free,” I asked the clerk helping me open my first British bank account several years ago. “As many as you like,” she replied, seemingly confused by my question.

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.