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Savings update: More savings accounts to match Goldman Sachs

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | News

Rates on easy-access accounts are floating upwards.

6 sneaky tricks to beat low savings rates

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | Article

With the average savings rate well below the rate of inflation, it can be tricky to know where to put your money. Here are six ways to get a top rate of interest on your savings

Savings update: Kent Reliance raises easy-access rate to 1.5%

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 | News

Kent Reliance has raised the rate on its easy-access account to a top 1.5%.

MPs launch inquiry into "astonishing" number of high-street bank IT meltdowns

Friday, 23 November 2018 | News

MPs have launched a new inquiry into the “astonishing” number of IT failures in the financial services sector following a string of recent meltdowns at high-street banks.

Savings update: Savers are snapping up fixed-rate bonds

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 | News

Savers are snapping up shorter-term fixed-rate bonds, which means that they disappear within days of going on sale.

Planning a trip abroad? Fight fees with one of these debit cards

Friday, 16 November 2018 | Article

I must admit for my next holiday I am in rather a favourable position. Yes, as I come to you with this column I will be sunning myself quietly by a pool in Cape Town.

Easy-access savings accounts come with increasingly restrictive conditions

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | News

Easy-access accounts are often assumed to be straightforward, but savers should study the terms and conditions.

Savings update: inflation-beating three-year savings bond from Secure Trust Bank

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | News

Secure Trust Bank has launched top-paying fixed-rate online bonds over one and two years and a three-year bond which beats current inflation.

Is this the beginning of the auto-enrolled savings account? NEST launches pensions sidecar

Monday, 12 November 2018 | News

Workplace pension savers could soon have auto-enrolled easy access savings accounts alongside their pensions.

Banking meltdown? How not to go into the red

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 | Article

IT banking failures are increasingly common, leaving millions of customers locked out of their accounts. In some cases, customers are then falling prey to scammers. Here’s how to protect yourself