Saving & banking

The Isa - your flexible friend

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

The Cash Isa still remains the nation's favourite

Savings update: NS&I and Santander raise Isa rates

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | News

National Savings and Investments has raised the rate on its Direct Isa by 0.15 percentage points to 0.9% for...

UK's cash system is on the "verge of collapse" amid fears millions could be left struggling

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | News

The UK’s cash system is on the “verge of collapse”, with ATM and bank branch closures just “the tip of the iceberg”, a new report reveals.

Coventry Building Society launches market-leading easy access Cash Isa

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | News

Coventry Building Society has launched a new easy access Isa with a market-leading interest rate ahead of the new tax year.

Millions are missing out on free £1,200 saving bonus by not signing up to government scheme

Thursday, 28 February 2019 | News

Millions of people on low incomes could be missing out on a bonus of £1,200 by not taking out a government saving account.

Savings update: Tesco Bank raises Instant Access Cash Isa rate to 1.44%

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | News

Tesco Bank has raised the rate on its Instant Access Cash Isa to 1.44%.

Savings update: OakNorth launches market-leading easy-access Cash Isa rate with no restrictions

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 | News

OakNorth Bank has launched an easy-access Cash Isa with a top rate of 1.44%.

How much tax should I pay on my savings?

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 | Question and Answer

The first £1,000 of savings income for a basic-rate taxpayer and £500 for a higher-rate taxpayer benefits from a 0% income tax rate, as does the first £2,000 of dividend income.

Savings update: Skipton unveils new Cash Isa Tracker that follows the base rate

Friday, 08 February 2019 | News

Skipton Building Society’s new Cash Isa Tracker guarantees your interest rate will rise with the base rate....

What is the best easy-access account for me?

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 | Question and Answer

As you are not sure when you’ll need the money, but when you do it could be at very short notice, you really need to keep the money in an easy-access savings account.