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Atom Bank boosts savings rates to topple best buys

Thursday, 15 June 2017 | News

Savings rates have been boosted as Atom Bank has unveiled four new best buy rates - although you will need a smartphone app to take advantage.

Interest rates held at 0.25% but calls for hike mounting

Thursday, 15 June 2017 | News

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has once again voted to keep the Bank of England interest rate at 0.25%.  

New £20,000 Isa allowance: where to find the best savings rates

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | News

Savers can now earn 1.7% fixed for one year with Atom Bank, or 1.55% with both Charter Savings Bank and Kent Reliance.

Bank of Scotland to cut Vantage interest rate – should you move your current account?

Friday, 09 June 2017 | News

Bank of Scotland will cut the headline rate offered on its Vantage current account this weekend, so is it time to move your money?

Revealed: the challenger banks paying the best savings rates

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 | News

New banks are jostling to offer top rates on fixed rate bonds and easy-access accounts. 

Skipton Building Society to launch first cash Lifetime Isa – should you open an account?

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 | News

Skipton Building Society will be the first provider to offer a cash Lifetime Isa (Lisa), although it will pay just 0.5% to savers.

Savings update: taxable easy-access rates continue to rise

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

Rates on taxable easy-access accounts continue to edge up, with rises from both Shawbrook Bank and AA Savings, where the deposit-taker is Bank of Ireland.

Ask the Experts: Am I too old to open a new Lifetime Isa?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Question and Answer

I have heard about the new Lifetime Isas (Lisas) that are now available and it seems like it could be worth me opening one.

Zopa to launch Innovative Finance Isa while axing ‘safeguard’ fund

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer (P2P) provider Zopa is set to launch its first Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa), it’s announced today, although the retirement of its “safeguard” fund could leave investors more exposed to bad loans.

Should you ditch Premium Bonds for the Family Windfall Bond?

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Article

Many savers are looking for other options now that the effective prize rate for NS&I's Premium Bonds has been slashed.