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"Where we're putting our Isa money in 2017"

Friday, 24 March 2017 | Article

It’s always interesting to know what those who write about saving and investing plan to do with their own cash.

Nine savings accounts to beat 2.9% inflation

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | News

Savers are facing a new battle as the UK’s rate of inflation continues to be higher than the interest rate offered by almost all savings accounts.

Revealed: the UK's worst savings accounts

Friday, 17 March 2017 | News

It is already difficult for savers to get a decent return on their cash. There are low interest rates across the board and many accounts are returning less than the rate of inflation.

Less chance to win big on Premium Bonds

Monday, 13 March 2017 | Article

Still tempted by a top jackpot of £1 million? You may be wondering what to do about your Premium Bond holdings now NS&I has announced that it will slash the number of high-value prizes in each month’s draw again.

I'd use peer-to-peer lending to beat the banks

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | Article

Hunting down attractive income in today’s low interest rate environment is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack.

True money stories from smart people: The naked truth

Friday, 24 February 2017 | Article

Have you noticed how much British people like to get their kit off nowadays? So much for ‘reserved’ Brits

Are cash Isas still better than savings accounts in 2017?

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 | Article

High interest current accounts may have tempted people away from cash Isas, but there are still advantages for those investing this way.

2016: Dramatic for politics but (mostly) kind to our finances

Thursday, 26 January 2017 | Article

2016. What a year! In more than three decades of reporting on money issues, there have been few years to match the one that is just ending. It’s been both exciting and frightening at the same time.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme: a beginner's guide

Monday, 30 January 2017 | Article

Although they may seem monolithic and indestructible, history has taught us that even the largest financial institutions are vulnerable to collapse.

I have a sneaky suspicion that savers could be in for a better year in 2017

Thursday, 29 December 2016 | Article

I might be wrong – it’s part and parcel of being an opinionated personal finance journalist. But my crystal ball is telling me that the worm is about to turn in savers’ favour.