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Switching savings accounts set to become easier

Updated: 23rd July 2015 - First Published: 23rd July 2015 When was the last time you changed savings account? For many, it won’t be recent, be it through misplaced loyalty or a perceived difficulty in switching. Well, this could be a thing of the past, with the regulator stepping in to make things easier. Read More...

6 of the best long-term bonds

Updated: 22nd July 2015 - First Published: 22nd July 2015 Fixed rate bonds can be one of the best ways to secure a decent return from your money, but if you really want to secure those growth-generating rates, you’ll need to think longer term. Read More...

Growing competition = rising savings rates!

Updated: 22nd July 2015 - First Published: 22nd July 2015 Savers, we have some good news – average rates across the fixed savings market have ALL increased for the first time since September last year! Read More...

Do you have a secret savings pot?

Updated: 17th July 2015 - First Published: 17th July 2015 Do you have any savings squirreled away that your partner doesn’t know about? According to research from Lloyds Bank, you could well do, with the typical secret saver having a hoard of £1,675 kept out of sight of loved ones. Read More...

Great news – the nation’s saving more! Are you?

Updated: 16th July 2015 - First Published: 16th July 2015 Research from NS&I reveals that average monthly savings levels have risen by 52% in the last decade, with the average amount each person stashes away per month growing from £68.85 in 2005 to £104.56 today. Are you getting in on the action? Read More...

Inflation falls - and rates show signs of life!

Updated: 14th July 2015 - First Published: 14th July 2015 The latest official inflation figures show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 0.0% in June, down from the rate of 0.1% in May. This means that all accounts on the market can beat it, and in even better news, rates are showing signs of life! Read More...

Parents to spend £600 this summer

Updated: 13th July 2015 - First Published: 13th July 2015 How much are you planning to spend in order to keep the kids entertained this summer? According to research from Post Office Money, it could be a hefty sum. Read More...

What do YOU think is the best way to save?

Updated: 10th July 2015 - First Published: 10th July 2015 It can be difficult to secure a decent return on our savings these days, and unfortunately, the downward trend shows no signs of reversing. So, we thought we’d run through a few alternatives – and we want to know what you think! Read More...

Current accounts become a salvation for savers

Updated: 07th July 2015 - First Published: 07th July 2015 Once upon a time, current accounts paid far less favourable rates of credit interest than standard savings accounts, but now things couldn’t be more different. High interest current accounts are taking off – so it could be time to take advantage. Read More...

What does the FSCS limit cut mean for you?

Updated: 06th July 2015 - First Published: 06th July 2015 It was announced last week that the level of deposit protection under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is to be cut to £75,000 from January, but what does it mean for ordinary savers? We find out… Read More...


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