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No accounts beat inflation, but rates improve

Updated: 18th July 2017 - First Published: 18th July 2017 Inflation unexpectedly fell to 2.6% in June, down from 2.9% in May. However, this hasn’t been enough to improve savers’ fortunes, as no savings accounts can beat it– yet all is not lost, as our data shows continued improvement in the savings market. Read More...

“Pretirement” is the new norm for many retirees

Updated: 17th July 2017 - First Published: 17th July 2017 The traditional idea of retirement is changing. No longer do people give up work as soon as State Pension age hits, but 51% of those planning to retire this year will consider working past then, with ‘pretirement’ being the new retirement reality. Read More...

Number of savings accounts at 18-month high

Updated: 17th July 2017 - First Published: 17th July 2017 Data from the latest Moneyfacts UK Savings Trends Treasury Report, due to be published tomorrow, shows that the number of savings products has increased to 1,700, marking the highest level of availability seen since January 2016. Read More...

Pre-holiday spending racks up to £28bn

Updated: 14th July 2017 - First Published: 14th July 2017 The summer holidays are rapidly approaching, and that means Brits up and down the country will be getting ready for their all-important summer break – and they’ll probably be spending huge amounts of cash in the process. Read More...

Could a base rate rise improve my savings rate?

Updated: 14th July 2017 - First Published: 14th July 2017 It’s now been a decade since we last had a base rate rise, but with murmurings of one happening in the not-too-distant future, we could soon be edging back towards pre-crisis levels. But could a base rate rise improve savings rates? Read More...

6 of the best three-year bonds

Updated: 20th July 2017 - First Published: 13th July 2017 Fixed rate bonds are one of the best ways to secure a decent return from your cash, but the thought of locking your money away for years on end can understandably be daunting. So why not compromise – what about a three-year bond? Read More...

Drawdown overtakes annuities – but seek advice

Updated: 13th July 2017 - First Published: 13th July 2017 Once upon a time, annuities were the most popular way to secure an income in later life, but income drawdown is now growing in popularity - yet there are concerns many retirees aren’t making the right decision, with a lack of advice being key. Read More...

Top prepaid cards for this year’s holiday

Updated: 17th July 2017 - First Published: 12th July 2017 Before you head off on your summer holiday, you’ll want to know how best to pay for things when you’re away. Hopefully you’ve saved up some spending money, which you’ll want to make sure goes as far as possible – prepaid travel cards can be ideal! Read More...

Shoppers rack up £112 a year in loyalty points

Updated: 12th July 2017 - First Published: 12th July 2017 When it comes to the likes of insurance, savings or mortgages, loyalty rarely pays, but in the wider world of shopping, it can - consumers collectively earn £5.7bn in rewards each year, so all those loyalty cards can be put to fantastic use! Read More...

How would you spend equity release cash?

Updated: 12th July 2017 - First Published: 12th July 2017 Equity release continues to surge in popularity, with thousands of older homeowners every year capitalising on the opportunity to free up some of the cash held in their home. But just what do they do with all that money? Well, Saga has taken a look. Read More...


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