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Almost half of Brits have no financial buffer

Updated: 27th November 2017 - First Published: 27th November 2017 We all know the importance of having a financial buffer, yet too few of us take it to heart; research shows that 43% of Brits have no savings put aside for unexpected financial events, with their easy access emergency fund being woefully lacking. Read More...

Could a current account be your easy access saver?

Updated: 27th November 2017 - First Published: 27th November 2017 An easy access account should be in everyone’s savings portfolio, but unfortunately, they don’t exactly offer the best rates. This is why it’s time to think outside the box, and a high interest current account could be the perfect solution. Read More...

6 of the best easy access savings accounts

Updated: 24th November 2017 - First Published: 23rd November 2017 Easy-access savings accounts are as simple as they sound – they allow you to access your money whenever you need it, without having to give advance notice, and they also allow you to pay into them at any time. Here are six of the best. Read More...

Fixed rates ramp up, but savers disappear

Updated: 21st November 2017 - First Published: 21st November 2017 Fixed rate bonds typically garner the greatest attention from savers, yet demand for such accounts saw a sharp fall ahead of the base rate announcement – despite the fact that average fixed rates rose for a further month. Read More...

Variable savings rates fell in run-up to base rate

Updated: 20th November 2017 - First Published: 20th November 2017 Savers may have hoped that the base rate rise would lead to some improvement in the savings market, but not only has there been a lacklustre response from providers, many actually cut their variable rates in the weeks leading up to the announcement. Read More...

Fixed bond rates surge to 18-month high

Updated: 15th November 2017 - First Published: 15th November 2017 The fixed rate bond sector has seen some welcome competition in recent weeks, so much so that average rates have stormed ahead, with our figures revealing that both the two and three-year bond rates have surged to an 18-month high! Read More...

Top inflation-beating savings accounts

Updated: 14th November 2017 - First Published: 14th November 2017 Inflation has hit 3%, which means it’s all but impossible to secure a meaningful return from your savings. Negative interest rates are a very real thing, so in real terms, your money is being eroded - unless you can find an account that beats it. Read More...

Savers left underwhelmed by base rate rise

Updated: 14th November 2017 - First Published: 14th November 2017 The base rate rise earlier this month should have been positive news for savers, yet they’re as yet largely underwhelmed, with providers having taken an unenthusiastic approach to passing on the rate rise – and inflation isn’t exactly helping. Read More...

NS&I boosts savings rates

Updated: 09th November 2017 - First Published: 09th November 2017 In what’s been a fairly lacklustre week in terms of savings rates following last week’s base rate announcement, NS&I has stepped up to the plate to announce that it’s passing on the full 0.25% increase to its variable rate customers. Savers rejoice! Read More...

6 of the best two-year bonds

Updated: 09th November 2017 - First Published: 09th November 2017 Fixed rate bonds are still the best way to secure a guaranteed return, but after the base rate rise you may be reluctant to tie up your money for too long. That’s where a short-term bond can come in, and two years could be the perfect compromise. Read More...


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