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Fixed savings rates see significant boost

Updated: 19th July 2017 - First Published: 19th July 2017 Savers, we’ve got more good news for you – our latest figures show that ALL fixed savings rates have increased in the last month, the first time we’ve seen this pattern since April, which could give a welcome boost to cash returns. Read More...

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...

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...

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...

One-year fixed savings rate at 11-month high

Updated: 11th July 2017 - First Published: 11th July 2017 It’s now been 11 months since base rate was cut to 0.25%, and savings rates have dropped dramatically since then. However, there have been some signs of life recently, with challenger banks competing particularly heavily in the one-year sector. Read More...

Inflation beats no notice over 75% of the time

Updated: 28th June 2017 - First Published: 28th June 2017 Sometimes it helps to look back, to get a different perspective on what is happening now. Doing so has revealed that over the last 10 years, the rate of inflation has outpaced no notice savings account rates over 75% of the time. Read More...

Only 10% of easy access accounts pay 1% or more

Updated: 27th June 2017 - First Published: 27th June 2017 Last week, the Governor of the Bank of England suggested people shouldn’t be holding their breath for a base rate rise, which is bad news especially for easy access accounts, as over a third pay less than the base rate of 0.25%. Read More...

6 of the best regular savings accounts

Updated: 22nd June 2017 - First Published: 22nd June 2017 We know it can be difficult to get into the habit of saving. Other spending can easily get in the way, and before you know it, it's the end of the month and you haven't put any of your disposable income into a savings account. Read More...

For the best regular saver, switch current account

Updated: 20th June 2017 - First Published: 20th June 2017 Savings rates are still nothing to write home about, with inflation likely to wipe out any real return. One exception is regular savings accounts, but to get the highest rate deals, you’d need to switch your current account. Read More...

All non-ISA rates are on the up

Updated: 19th June 2017 - First Published: 19th June 2017 Last week’s inflation rise may have caused some savers to throw in the towel, but Moneyfacts Savings Treasury Report figures offer a glimmer of hope. All savings rates, except ISA rates, have risen for the first time since July 2015. Read More...


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