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How to find lost Premium Bonds

Updated: 18th January 2019 Premium bonds are a savings vehicle provided by National Savings and Investments (NS&I). They don’t earn interest like other savings accounts but are instead entered into a monthly prize draw. Read More...

How to get the best returns from your savings

Updated: 18th January 2019 Getting a decent return from your savings takes more than putting money in the first account you come across. Choose poorly and you won’t come anywhere near to securing the best rate, so how can you make sure you get the best returns possible? Read More...

What does AER mean?

Updated: 18th January 2019 AER is short for Annual Equivalent Rate.The Annual Equivalent Rate is designed to make savings accounts easier to compare. Read More...

Depositor protection schemes if a bank goes bust

Updated: 14th March 2019 Find out where your bank or building society is licenced, and what deposit protection guarantees you’ll get if they go bust (includes UK Crown dependencies). Read More...

Junior ISAs - your questions answered

Updated: 05th April 2019 Junior ISAs were launched on 1 November 2011. Here we answer some common questions about how the scheme will work including if your child is eligible and who can open a JISA. Read More...

How are my savings taxed?

Updated: 05th April 2019 If you are a UK Taxpayer, you have to pay Income Tax on most types of savings accounts (Cash ISAs being the main exception). Read More...

Junior ISA loophole for 16 and 17-year-olds

Updated: 05th April 2019 Maybe it’s deliberate, maybe it’s an oversight, but 16 and 17-year-olds currently get two ISA allowances - one for their Junior ISA and another for an adult cash ISA! Read More...

Savings accounts for children

Updated: 05th April 2019 Savings accounts for children come in the same varieties as adult accounts. This guide tells you everything you need to know to get started. Read More...

Moving your savings to a stocks and shares ISA

Updated: 05th April 2019 Many people are in the same boat – saving into cash ISAs, which, even with their tax-free status, are not producing the returns we’d like. So should we look to investing in a stocks and shares ISA? Read More...

How to start saving an emergency fund

Updated: 18th January 2019 Get into the saving habit by getting an emergency fund together. This guide tells you all you need to know, including which type of savings account is best. Read More...


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