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Table-topping savings rates of up to 2.46% unveiled by Ikano Bank

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 | News

Ikano Bank has leapt to the top of the Moneywise Best Buy tables after launching a range of savings accounts paying up to 2.46%.

Current account switching – the winners, the losers, and the best deals

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 | News

Nationwide was the biggest net winner of current account switches in the first three months of this year, according to new data.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks launch £250 current account switch offer

Monday, 23 October 2017 | News

New customers who switch to one of Clydesdale or Yorkshire banks’ current accounts can earn a £250 cash bonus when they use the seven-day Current Account Switching Service (CASS).

Virgin Money launches market-leading Cash Isas

Thursday, 19 October 2017 | News

Virgin Money has launched a range of market-leading Cash Isas, which enable savers to earn up to 2.4% in interest if they’re willing to lock their cash away for up to five years.

Savings update: Savers need to be quick to catch the top deals

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | News

Savers need to be quick to catch the top deals – some are only on sale for a few days.

State pension set to rise as inflation climbs to 3%

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | News

Inflation has risen once again as consumers continue to battle against rising food and transport costs,...

Savings update: Easy access rates edge up

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | News

Rates on easy-access accounts continue to edge up. 

Monzo to close prepaid card sign ups this week – users to be migrated to current accounts

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | News

Monzo users are to be contacted and offered access to a new Monzo current account in the next eight weeks, and new sign ups to prepaid cards are set to be closed this week.

New Jane Austen tenner fetches £7,200 at auction

Friday, 06 October 2017 | News

A new £10 note featuring author Jane Austen has been sold at auction for £7,200, earning significantly more than its pre-auction valuation.

Halifax relaunches £125 switching offer – should you move your current account?

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

Halifax has increased its current account switching incentive to £125 as it battles to win new customers.