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Inflation up again–what does it mean for savings?

Updated: 12th December 2017 - First Published: 12th December 2017 2017 has certainly been an interesting year for savers, from the record-low rates at the start of the year to the base rate rise near the end. Throughout most of this, inflation has been going up, and last month was no exception. Read More...

Millennial workers save the most

Updated: 07th December 2017 - First Published: 07th December 2017 Millennials are often thought of as being bad with money, yet research shows that this may be unwarranted, as this age group actually saves more each month in non-pension savings accounts than other generations. Read More...

6 of the best one-year bonds

Updated: 06th December 2017 - First Published: 06th December 2017 Fixed rate bonds are still one of the best ways to secure a decent return from your hard-earned cash, but that doesn’t mean you want to commit to locking your money away for years on end. That’s where a one-year bond could come in. Read More...

Start saving for Christmas… 2018!

Updated: 05th December 2017 - First Published: 05th December 2017 Christmas is just around the corner and our annual festive splurging is starting to step up, but are you prepared? It may be too late to start saving for this year’s festive spend, but it’s never too early to start for next year’s! Read More...

Big banks raise savings rates - worth the wait?

Updated: 05th December 2017 - First Published: 05th December 2017 Just over a month after the base rate rise, banks have finally followed suit and raised their own savings rates. This means that savers will finally see positive change as many key brands have revamped their ranges, but has the wait been worth it? Read More...

NS&I relaunches fixed rate bonds

Updated: 04th December 2017 - First Published: 04th December 2017 NS&I has re-launched its one and three-year fixed rate Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Investment Bonds to general sale for the first time since 2009, in a move touted as “another boost for savers”. Read More...

Top easy access rate highest since 2016!

Updated: 01st December 2017 - First Published: 01st December 2017 Many people have been wondering when the base rate rise would translate to higher savings rates, and now things are finally starting to happen, with the best easy access rate available hitting its highest level since last summer! Read More...

6 of the best long-term bonds

Updated: 30th November 2017 - First Published: 30th November 2017 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...

Savers lose out on £1,600 without advice

Updated: 30th November 2017 - First Published: 30th November 2017 Saving sufficiently is a vital part of financial management, and advice can make all the difference. In fact, a lack thereof can mean people actually save less, with savers putting aside £1,600 less each year as they don’t have the necessary support. Read More...

Five-year bond rates surge to 16-month high

Updated: 28th November 2017 - First Published: 28th November 2017 Savers have long turned to fixed rate bonds for the best returns, and now they have even more reason to; the average five-year fixed rate has breached the 2% mark for the first time since 2016, storming beyond the record low seen in January. Read More...

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...

Base rate savings update

Updated: 07th November 2017 - First Published: 07th November 2017 We would love to tell you that savings providers have jumped at the chance to raise rates after the base rate rise, but alas. While some providers have upped their rates by the full 0.25% or are planning to, these make up only a small minority. Read More...

Moneyfacts on TV – Base rate impact for savers

Updated: 03rd November 2017 - First Published: 03rd November 2017 The Bank of England increased the base rate for the first time in over a decade this week... Read More...

6 of the best three-year bonds

Updated: 02nd November 2017 - First Published: 01st November 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...

Providers raise easy access rates in chart battle

Updated: 09th November 2017 - First Published: 25th October 2017 The instant access savings market hasn’t exactly been boasting the greatest of rates in recent years, but happily, there are signs of improvement, with providers locked in an ongoing battle to secure the top spot of the Best Buys! Read More...

Long-term bond rate hits 14-month high

Updated: 24th October 2017 - First Published: 19th October 2017 Savings rates have been showing signs of improvement recently, and happily we’ve got even more good news for you today, with our latest figures showing that the long-term bond rate has hit a 14-month high. Read More...

Inflation hits 3% - is a base rate rise imminent?

Updated: 17th October 2017 - First Published: 17th October 2017 Inflation ramped up yet again last month, with the measure of CPI rising to 3% in September, its highest level since 2012. This not only means that savers’ cash is still being substantially eroded, but that a base rate rise may not be far off. Read More...

Number of savings accounts hits five-year high

Updated: 16th October 2017 - First Published: 16th October 2017 The savings market has been enjoying a revival recently, with both fixed and variable rates edging up. Happily, this isn’t the only area of improvement, with the number of savings accounts available hitting its highest level in five years. Read More...

6 of the best short-term bonds

Updated: 12th October 2017 - First Published: 11th October 2017 Looking for a bit of extra security when it comes to your cash, but don't want a long-term commitment? That's where a short-term bond could come in. Read More...

Providers increasing easy access rates

Updated: 11th October 2017 - First Published: 11th October 2017 There has been a noticeable increase in the number of savings providers putting up their easy access rates of late, which means that the savings market is certainly moving in the right direction. Read More...

One-year fixed savings rate storms ahead

Updated: 10th October 2017 - First Published: 10th October 2017 The rate paid on one-year fixed bonds has made some impressive progress in the last six months, having now surpassed the two-year fixed average of six months ago – great news for those looking to secure their savings over the short-term! Read More...

'Tis the season - to start saving

Updated: 10th October 2017 - First Published: 10th October 2017 The mince pies have started to appear in shops and emails reminding us to book that festive party are clogging up inboxes across the country. Christmas is rapidly approaching – so start making sure your savings pot can cope with it! Read More...

Bonus savers getting harder to find

Updated: 02nd October 2017 - First Published: 02nd October 2017 If you’re looking for flexibility, but also want at least some of your savings return to be guaranteed, bonus savings accounts have always been your best bet. Unfortunately, these accounts are starting to disappear, and may even be facing extinction! Read More...

6 of the best monthly interest savings accounts

Updated: 28th September 2017 - First Published: 28th September 2017 Monthly interest savings accounts pay interest on your savings each month – as opposed to yearly – and therefore allow you to take a regular income from your hard-earned cash. Read More...

NS&I closes children’s bond – find an alternative

Updated: 28th September 2017 - First Published: 28th September 2017 NS&I has withdrawn its popular children’s bond from the market, with the Treasury-backed provider saying that its recently-launched Junior ISA was designed to offer a replacement. But is it worth it, or could you find better options elsewhere? Read More...

Savings accounts at 5yr high thanks to challengers

Updated: 20th September 2017 - First Published: 20th September 2017 It’s a week of good news for savings accounts. Following Monday’s revelation that fixed bond rates are rising, our latest figures reveal that the number of savings accounts has risen to a near five-year high – and it’s all thanks to challenger banks. Read More...

Fixed rate bonds recover from base rate cut

Updated: 18th September 2017 - First Published: 18th September 2017 The returns on offer from fixed rate bonds have returned to levels not seen since the Bank of England made its most recent cut to the base rate just over a year ago. Read More...

Savings rates fall well short of rising inflation

Updated: 12th September 2017 - First Published: 12th September 2017 Inflation jumped to 2.9% in August, up from 2.6% in July and the highest in over five years. This could be taking its toll on consumers’ savings as well as their wallets, with no cash savings account able to even come close to the rate of CPI. Read More...

Savers move fixed rate cash into easy access

Updated: 07th September 2017 - First Published: 07th September 2017 Fixed savings rates may be rising, but it isn't enticing savers to part with their cash. Indeed, figures show that savers are actually moving billions of pounds out of fixed rate bonds, and are putting it into easy access accounts instead. Read More...

Fixed rate bonds outperform cash ISAs

Updated: 05th September 2017 - First Published: 05th September 2017 The importance of using cash ISAs for their tax-free perks is well-known, yet the returns available have significantly diminished over the last few years as Government initiatives – particularly the Personal Savings Allowance – take their toll. Read More...

Top fixed rate bonds

Updated: 31st August 2017 - First Published: 31st August 2017 Fixed rate bonds have seen a definite improvement in recent weeks, so why not make the most of it? Take advantage of the rate rises with our pick of the best fixed rate bonds, covering all terms to ensure there’s something to suit your needs. Read More...

Brits save £140 less than they’d like each month

Updated: 23rd August 2017 - First Published: 23rd August 2017 Many of us have good intentions when it comes to saving, but sometimes it can be easier said than done. Perhaps this is why a lot of Brits are saving less than they’d like to each month, with tempting treats often winning out instead. Read More...

Fixed savings rates increase further

Updated: 23rd August 2017 - First Published: 23rd August 2017 The savings market has come a long way as thriving competition has pushed it out of record low territory, and happily, it’s continuing to improve, with our latest figures showing that average fixed savings rates have risen once again! Read More...

Savings market sees boost in new providers

Updated: 21st August 2017 - First Published: 21st August 2017 Activity in the savings market has been edging up of late, and our latest research reveals that there’s another area of improvement, with the number of providers in the savings market having reached its highest point in over seven years. Read More...

Saving money vs. saving – consumer confusion

Updated: 17th August 2017 - First Published: 17th August 2017 We’re often told of the importance of saving, and many of us like to think that we’re pretty savvy with it. But do you know the difference between saving money and actual saving? According to research, a lot of consumers tend to confuse the two. Read More...

Savings rates improve – but don’t beat inflation

Updated: 15th August 2017 - First Published: 15th August 2017 Official figures show that inflation remained at 2.6% in July, which means that even the best savings accounts still can’t quite overcome it. However, it isn’t all bad news – rates may not be inflation-beating, but averages are continuing to rise! Read More...

Savers in the dark about investing

Updated: 15th August 2017 - First Published: 15th August 2017 Saving in cash is all well and good, but it doesn’t exactly give you the best returns. After all, even today’s best savings rates are meagre compared to days gone by, which means investing could be a viable alternative. Read More...

Easy access rate boost – get up to 1.30%!

Updated: 11th August 2017 - First Published: 11th August 2017 The savings market has seen some signs of life recently, and this trend is becoming apparent in the easy access sector: several providers have given their accounts a boost in recent weeks, resulting in some of the best rates we’ve seen in a year! Read More...

6 of the best notice savings accounts

Updated: 04th August 2017 - First Published: 04th August 2017 If you’re looking to secure the best rate on your savings, you generally have one of two options... Read More...

Challenger banks shake up the savings market

Updated: 26th July 2017 - First Published: 26th July 2017 Challenger banks have been keeping the savings market alive for some time. They’re the only ones competing for savers’ cash, and as a result, the only ones offering decent savings rates - so why not give them a go? Read More...

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...

Savings rates rise, but still don't beat inflation

Updated: 13th June 2017 - First Published: 13th June 2017 Inflation has risen yet again, with CPI standing at 2.9% in May, up from 2.7% in April. The slight silver lining is that savings rates are beginning to rise – albeit not to inflation-beating levels – but you’ll need to act fast to nab the best deals. Read More...

Premium Bonds – should you move your cash?

Updated: 09th June 2017 - First Published: 07th June 2017 Premium Bonds have been the stalwart of NS&I for decades, remaining popular in the face of record low savings rates. However, recent changes mean they may not have the appeal they once did, so are there any Premium Bond alternatives to consider? Read More...

New savings account that pays 4% just launched!

Updated: 24th May 2017 - First Published: 23rd May 2017 The savings market has been showing tentative signs of improvement of late, and happily, this looks set to continue – Ford Money launched two brand new regular savings accounts yesterday paying 4%, the highest savings rate we’ve seen in ages! Read More...

Fixed savings rates rise yet again!

Updated: 19th May 2017 - First Published: 19th May 2017 Fixed savings rates are always far higher than their easy access counterparts, and recently they’ve been leading the way in terms of rate rises, too. Happily, they’re still very much on the up, and have risen to the highest seen since last Autumn! Read More...

Britons lacking financial confidence

Updated: 18th May 2017 - First Published: 18th May 2017 New findings reveal that people in the UK – especially younger ones – have been lacking financial confidence of late, and savings are suffering as a result. Indeed, the survey found that 28% are saving less now than they were at this time a year ago. Read More...

How can my cash beat inflation?

Updated: 18th May 2017 - First Published: 18th May 2017 Thanks to inflation rising to 2.7% and savings rates languishing among record lows, it’s become harder than ever to secure a decent return on your hard-earned cash. So how can you ensure your money really is working hard? We’ve got a few ideas. Read More...

No cash savings accounts beat inflation

Updated: 16th May 2017 - First Published: 16th May 2017 Inflation has ramped up yet again, hitting 2.7% in April. Not only does this mean you may be feeling the pressure on your wallet, but returns are now entirely non-existent, with no cash savings account paying a rate that even comes close to CPI. Read More...

Best savings rates

Updated: 12th May 2017 - First Published: 12th May 2017 Get a snapshot of the top best buy savings accounts, fixed rate bonds and cash ISAs to help you get more from your money. Read More...

Instant access savings accounts beat cash ISAs

Updated: 11th May 2017 - First Published: 11th May 2017 Instant access savings accounts should be a vital part of anyone’s savings plan, but one question remains – should you opt for a traditional easy access account, or a cash ISA alternative? Read More...

Online savings accounts pay the best rates

Updated: 05th May 2017 - First Published: 03rd May 2017 Online savings accounts are becoming the go-to option for those who want added convenience when it comes to managing their money, but did you know they often pay the best savings rates, too? Our latest research shows just that. Read More...

NS&I rate cuts: where else can I put my savings?

Updated: 02nd May 2017 - First Published: 02nd May 2017 As announced earlier this year, yesterday NS&I officially cut its savings rates and reduced the effective prize rate on its ever-popular Premium Bonds. So where can you put your savings if you want to get a better return? We’ve done a bit of digging… Read More...

Savers seeking riskier investments

Updated: 27th April 2017 - First Published: 27th April 2017 The recent record low savings rates are a huge blow to savers, who may be missing out on meaningful returns. As a result, many are looking to alternative means of saving, with savers becoming increasingly open to riskier options. Read More...

How to protect your savings should a bank go bust

Updated: 26th April 2017 - First Published: 25th April 2017 The value of keeping your savings protected can't be underestimated. While a bank going bust in this day and age is highly unlikely, having peace of mind that your savings are covered is undoubtedly reassuring. That’s where the FSCS comes in. Read More...

Fixed savings rates rise further

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 18th April 2017 Fixed savings rates have been rising consistently in recent months, and happily, we’ve just hit another milestone: our latest figures show that all fixed bond rates increased this month, the first time the whole market has risen since October 2015. Read More...

NS&I bond launched – but is it any good?

Updated: 11th April 2017 - First Published: 11th April 2017 The NS&I officially launched the much-anticipated Investment Guaranteed Growth Bond earlier today (11 April 2017), with the three-year deal offering an interest rate of 2.20%. But is it actually any good, or could you do better elsewhere? Read More...

Negative interest a reality as inflation bites

Updated: 11th April 2017 - First Published: 11th April 2017 Inflation remained unchanged at 2.3% in March, yet it’ll come as little consolation to savers – our data shows that just two savings accounts can pay a rate that will match or beat it, and as a result, negative interest is a reality for many. Read More...

Top easy access deals see significant rate cuts

Updated: 04th April 2017 - First Published: 04th April 2017 Easy access savings accounts can be perfect for emergency funds, yet there’s a definite trade-off between rates and flexibility, with our figures showing that the average return on the best savings rates has fallen by 0.28% over the past year. Read More...

Are current accounts really best for savings?

Updated: 29th March 2017 - First Published: 29th March 2017 High interest current accounts can are often used for savings, but low investment limits mean they won’t be suitable for a significant pot; they may have the best savings rates, but you probably won’t get the best returns. Here are some alternatives. Read More...

Best savings accounts for the new £1 coin

Updated: 28th March 2017 - First Published: 28th March 2017 The new 12-sided pound coin officially goes into circulation today (28 March). We’re all about making your money work harder, no matter what denomination it comes in, so we’ve found the best savings accounts if you only had the new £1 coin to put in. Read More...

Maximise your PSA for great savings returns

Updated: 28th March 2017 - First Published: 28th March 2017 As a new tax year approaches, savers may well be getting ready to invest in a new cash ISA for 2017. However, although this will always be worthwhile, you may want to consider maximising your Personal Savings Allowance for even bigger returns. Read More...

18-month fixed bonds pay more than two-year deals

Updated: 27th March 2017 - First Published: 27th March 2017 Fixed rate bonds offer some of the best interest rates, and it’s generally understood that the longer you tie your money up for, the better the rate will be. However, that this may not always be the case, as our latest research finds. Read More...

Savers get a better deal from building societies

Updated: 21st March 2017 - First Published: 21st March 2017 Following the news that inflation has risen to a 41-month high, it's more important than ever to make sure you’re getting the best savings rate possible, and heading to building societies could be one of the best ways to achieve that. Read More...

Only one savings account can beat inflation

Updated: 21st March 2017 - First Published: 21st March 2017 Inflation soared to 2.3% in February, which has had a devastating impact on savings returns - only one savings account now pays a rate that will match or beat it, so it's even more important to ensure your money is working as hard as possible. Read More...

Pocket money on the up (so find the right account)

Updated: 20th March 2017 - First Published: 20th March 2017 It seems that the amount of pocket money children are getting is on the rise, with research showing that average weekly amount has hit its highest level since 2007. And with the right children’s savings account, it could grow even more... Read More...

20% have no savings – don’t be one of them!

Updated: 15th March 2017 - First Published: 15th March 2017 Having sufficient savings can be key to financial security, and making sure you’ve got a suitable emergency fund is vital. It’s therefore worrying that 20% of Brits have no savings whatsoever, potentially leaving millions exposed to financial issues. Read More...

Bonus savings account rates plummet after 1st year

Updated: 14th March 2017 - First Published: 14th March 2017 At a time when it’s becoming increasingly tough to earn a decent return, we’ve analysed bonus savings accounts to see if they could be a solution - and while they can be useful for the short-term, two-thirds pay less than 0.25% once the bonus ends. Read More...

NS&I bond confirmed, but could you do better?

Updated: 09th March 2017 - First Published: 09th March 2017 Earlier this week, the Chancellor confirmed details of the much-anticipated NS&I bond. As expected, it’ll launch in April and is set to pay the top rate for its term, but is it all it’s cracked up to be, or could you do better? We take a look. Read More...

Savings of over-55s double the UK average

Updated: 01st March 2017 - First Published: 01st March 2017 Saving for later life is just as important as saving for a rainy day, and happily, it looks as though the message is getting through, with the savings pot of the typical over-55 being double the UK average. Read More...

Top fixed bond rate highest in 10 months

Updated: 27th February 2017 - First Published: 27th February 2017 Challenger banks are causing a storm in the fixed rate bond sector, and happily, it’s the highest rates in the market that are seeing a particular boost. Read More...

Brits set to save £93.5bn in 2017

Updated: 23rd February 2017 - First Published: 23rd February 2017 It seems that the recent signs of improvement in the savings market could be having an impact on savers, with many still keen to squirrel away a serious amount of cash over the next year, equating to a whopping £93.5bn across the UK. Read More...

Long-term fixed bond rates rise

Updated: 20th February 2017 - First Published: 20th February 2017 The average long-term fixed bond rate has risen by 0.05% to 1.30% this month, the first time such a significant rise has occurred since October 2015, and therefore worth a small celebration. Read More...

Top 6 inflation-beating fixed rate bonds

Updated: 17th February 2017 - First Published: 16th February 2017 Inflation jumped to 1.8% in January, which means just 23 savings accounts now pay a rate that can match or beat it – all of them fixed rate bonds, and all over the longer term. Read on to find the top six that can produce an inflation-beating return. Read More...

Britain is still a nation of savers

Updated: 16th February 2017 - First Published: 16th February 2017 It hasn’t exactly been a great time to be a saver in the last few months, which is why it’s so reassuring to hear that Brits haven’t stopped squirreling away their cash, reminding us that we’re still a nation of savers. Read More...

Just 23 bonds beat inflation, but rates are rising

Updated: 14th February 2017 - First Published: 14th February 2017 Inflation is well and truly on an upwards march, with the rate standing at 1.8% in January. As a result, seriously few savings accounts are able to pay a rate that will match or beat it, but it isn’t all bad news, as some rates are beginning to rise… Read More...

Number of closed savings accounts on the rise

Updated: 13th February 2017 - First Published: 13th February 2017 Savings accounts are rarely available for long these days, and given how quickly some are withdrawn and re-issued, there are huge numbers of closed accounts out there - and the figure is on the rise. Read More...

NS&I cuts savings rates

Updated: 08th December 2017 - First Published: 08th February 2017 There may have been some slight signs of life in the savings market of late, but this hasn’t extended to the variable sector to any degree – and now NS&I has announced it's slashing interest rates from 1 May. Is it time to switch? Read More...

A third of consumers saved nothing last year

Updated: 03rd February 2017 - First Published: 02nd February 2017 How much have you been able to save in the last year? If you’re like one of the 29% surveyed by StepChange Debt Charity, the answer could be zero, with many people finding it increasingly difficult to set money aside. Read More...

Average Brit faces a £50,000 savings shortfall

Updated: 01st February 2017 - First Published: 01st February 2017 Do you have enough savings to achieve your life goals? According to research from Munnypot, most people’s savings levels fall far short of expectations, with the average Brit facing a shortfall of a whopping £50,000. Read More...

Challengers aiming for the top of the savings tree

Updated: 31st January 2017 - First Published: 31st January 2017 It could be assumed that the start of this year hasn’t brought much good news for savers, yet surprisingly, our latest research can reveal that challenger banks are breaking the savings rate cutting trend by improving many of their best deals. Read More...

Signs of life in the savings market

Updated: 30th January 2017 - First Published: 30th January 2017 Despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the savings market at present, there are a few rays of sunshine to be found if you look closely enough, with several providers having boosted rates in the last few weeks – could the tide be starting to turn? Read More...

Just 44 savings accounts beat inflation

Updated: 17th January 2017 - First Published: 17th January 2017 Inflation recorded another large jump during December, and predictably, this has had a devastating impact on the number of savings accounts that beat it, so much so that you’ll need to lock your money away if you want an inflation-beating return. Read More...

Just 47% have money in a savings account

Updated: 16th January 2017 - First Published: 16th January 2017 We’re often told of the importance of saving, yet unfortunately, the message doesn’t always get through. Indeed, research shows that just 47% of those surveyed have money in a savings account, and 17% have no savings or investment whatsoever. Read More...

How much will you save this year?

Updated: 13th January 2017 - First Published: 13th January 2017 Many of us have set savings goals for the year ahead, and planning to budget better and save more will be at the top of many financial resolution lists. But how much are you hoping to squirrel away? Encouragingly, many people have impressive targets. Read More...

How to make your savings go further this year

Updated: 11th January 2017 - First Published: 05th January 2017 The start of a new year is always a good time to sort out your finances, and this year, focusing on your savings should be at the top of the agenda. We’ve got a few tips and tricks to help make your savings go further in 2017. Read More...

Top accounts to kickstart your 2017 savings habits

Updated: 11th January 2017 - First Published: 03rd January 2017 Is one of your resolutions to save more this year? If so, bravo! It's something we all need to get into the habit of, but to ensure that habit sticks – and maximise your returns in the process – you'll need to find the right savings account. Read More...

Make 2017 the year you save

Updated: 29th December 2016 - First Published: 29th December 2016 Many of us could do with getting into the savings habit, and encouragingly, it looks as though a lot could already be setting savings goals for the year ahead. Will 2017 be the year you save? Read More...

6 of the best places to save your festive funds

Updated: 03rd January 2017 - First Published: 29th December 2016 If you’ve got Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket, you’re probably thinking about what to do with it. Well, step away from the high street! Read More...

Great news – fixed savings rates are edging up!

Updated: 21st December 2016 - First Published: 21st December 2016 It hasn’t exactly been a good year for savings rates, but we can at least end the year on a bit of a high note, with our latest figures revealing that the fixed sector is beginning to stabilise, with some average rates even edging up! Read More...

72% have managed to save this year

Updated: 20th December 2016 - First Published: 20th December 2016 This year may have been a challenging one for savers, what with the base rate cut, rising inflation and rates continually falling to record low levels, but it seems that some were able to battle through and add to their savings pot. Read More...

2016: A year of misery for savers

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 19th December 2016 The last year hasn’t exactly been a good one for savers, and our latest report takes a closer look at the area to highlight just how far rates have fallen, with all major high street banks being locked in a race to the bottom of the best buys. Read More...

£6.6bn could disappear from the UK’s savings pot

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 19th December 2016 We all know how difficult it can be to secure a decent return on our savings. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though things will improve any time soon, and research shows that billions could be wiped off the UK’s savings pot each year as a result. Read More...

Less than a third of savings rates beat inflation

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 13th December 2016 We’ve all heard reports that inflation is set to rise, and it looks as though the run of increases has already begun – official figures show that inflation has hit a two-year high, and less than a third of savings accounts can match or beat it. Read More...

Savings being used as a festive financial buffer

Updated: 30th November 2016 - First Published: 30th November 2016 Good news from RCI Bank UK – its latest research shows that many of us are saving more than we were a year ago, but the question is, will you be dipping into that buffer to cover the cost of Christmas? Read More...

The sad truth of saving for the future

Updated: 28th November 2016 - First Published: 28th November 2016 As savers are no doubt aware, it’s a struggle to earn decent returns in the current market. This is particularly apparent to those who have a short-term savings goal, and as a result, many could be facing a savings shortfall in the future. Read More...

The NS&I Investment Bond – will it be any good?

Updated: 24th November 2016 - First Published: 24th November 2016 There was a shining light for savers in yesterday’s Autumn Statement, and it came in the form of a three-year fixed rate bond from NS&I. But will it be any good? We take a closer look. Read More...

Long-term savings cuts surpass base rate fall

Updated: 24th November 2016 - First Published: 24th November 2016 Savings rates seem to be on a continual downward spiral of late, and unfortunately, the long-term sector has once again been hit with significant reductions – so much so that the rate cuts have now surpassed the base rate fall. Read More...

Inflation eats its way into savings interest

Updated: 15th November 2016 - First Published: 15th November 2016 Inflation took an unexpected dip in October, with the measure of CPI standing at 0.9%. However, while this will no doubt be welcome by consumers, it’ll have little benefit to savers, with interest rates still being ravaged by its effects. Read More...

Rainy day saving still a priority

Updated: 15th November 2016 - First Published: 15th November 2016 Looking at the state of the savings market at present is enough to disappoint even the most committed of savers. But has it dampened your resolve to save? Happily, it looks as though it hasn’t. Read More...

Are fixed rate bonds still worth it?

Updated: 14th November 2016 - First Published: 14th November 2016 There’s no escaping the fact that fixed bond rates have been hit hard over the last few years – and recent months have seen them slump particularly sharply. But does that mean you should be turning your back on these accounts? Perhaps not… Read More...

Best savings deals perform a disappearing act

Updated: 08th November 2016 - First Published: 08th November 2016 It isn’t a good time for savers. Not only are rate cuts overwhelming, it now seems that even half-decent deals aren’t around for long, as providers are forced to re-assess their position – resulting in a disappearing act for the top-paying deals. Read More...

6.5 million households have too little saved

Updated: 28th October 2016 - First Published: 28th October 2016 We all know that we should have a financial buffer saved up as a safety net should the worst happen, yet too few of us actually put it into practice. As a result, millions have too little saved, and face the prospect of financial difficulty. Read More...

6 of the best homes for your money

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 27th October 2016 We’re always being told of the importance of saving and building up a valuable nest egg, which means that finding the best home for your money should be a top priority. Here are the top six you may want to consider. Read More...

Average five-year fixed bond rate falls below 2%

Updated: 24th October 2016 - First Published: 24th October 2016 Long-term fixed rate bonds used to be the top solution for savers looking to get a decent return on their savings, but unfortunately, times have changed, with our latest data revealing that the average five-year rate has fallen to a new record low. Read More...

Savings rates plummet to fresh lows yet again

Updated: 19th October 2016 - First Published: 19th October 2016 It’s becoming a recurring theme, and unfortunately, it’s showing no signs of stopping. Savings rates have plummeted to fresh lows once again as the impact of the base rate cut continues – and this month, product availability has followed. Read More...

Less than half of savings accounts beat inflation

Updated: 18th October 2016 - First Published: 18th October 2016 Official figures show that inflation jumped up during September, with CPI rising to 1%. Not only does this mean that consumers may begin to feel the impact on their wallets, but there are now far fewer savings accounts that will beat inflation. Read More...

Number of savings accounts falls to record low

Updated: 17th October 2016 - First Published: 17th October 2016 As if the continued drop in savings rates wasn’t bad enough, our latest research reveals another blow to already hard-pressed savers, with the number of accounts available having fallen to a record low. Read More...

Child savings accounts face gruelling rate cuts

Updated: 13th October 2016 - First Published: 11th October 2016 It is unusual to see a mass of rate cuts on children’s savings accounts, but our latest research reveals that, regrettably, this is exactly what’s happening. Read More...

Generous grandparents saving for their grandkids

Updated: 03rd October 2016 - First Published: 03rd October 2016 A study by Scottish Friendly has revealed that it’s not just friendly Scottish grandparents who are wishing their grandchildren the best, as the majority (51.2%) of grandparents throughout the UK are planning to save up for their grandkids’ future. Read More...

Lack of savings puts millions at financial risk

Updated: 29th September 2016 - First Published: 29th September 2016 We all know that we should be saving on a regular basis to build up an emergency fund, yet worryingly few people have that kind of financial buffer – and they could be putting themselves at financial risk as a result. Read More...

Over 8m expect to stay renters forever

Updated: 23rd September 2016 - First Published: 23rd September 2016 Expectations are at a record low for potential first-time buyers, with research suggesting that 8.5 million renters in the UK now believe that they will never be able to afford their own home. Read More...

How to avoid a Christmas cash hangover

Updated: 20th September 2016 - First Published: 20th September 2016 Last Friday marked the 100-day countdown to Christmas, which means now’s the time to start planning! It may seem too early, but if you don’t want to be paying for the festive season long into the New Year, it’s worth getting on top of things. Read More...

Savers: earn over 10% with a current account

Updated: 20th September 2016 - First Published: 20th September 2016 At a time when savings rates are reaching record lows, there are clearly far fewer ways of earning a decent return. Many are looking for alternatives, and a current account could be a salvation thanks to the generous rewards they offer. Read More...

Long-term savings rates plunge to new lows

Updated: 19th September 2016 - First Published: 19th September 2016 It hasn’t been a good year for savings rates, and unfortunately, there’s no sign of things changing in the near future. In fact, average rates are plummeting ever lower, and our figures show a particularly significant downturn in the fixed sector. Read More...

Inflation unchanged, but savings rate cuts persist

Updated: 13th September 2016 - First Published: 13th September 2016 The UK’s inflation rate remained unchanged at 0.6% in August, but while this is undoubtedly welcome news for consumers, it’ll come as little consolation to savers struggling to make healthy returns. Read More...

Saving for your child’s future?

Updated: 05th September 2016 - First Published: 05th September 2016 We all want to do the best we can for our children, and that often involves thinking on a long-term basis rather than focusing on the here and now. Read More...

Savings market left devastated

Updated: 31st August 2016 - First Published: 31st August 2016 Our latest research reveals that the Bank of England’s decision to cut the base rate has had a devastating effect on the state of the savings market in August, making it the worst month of the year so far for cuts. Read More...

Lack of competition pushes savings rates lower

Updated: 24th August 2016 - First Published: 24th August 2016 There’s no end in sight to the downward spiral of savings rates – if anything, it only seems to be ramping up. Indeed, the majority of rates have fallen further this month to result in most reaching fresh lows, amid ever-weakening competition. Read More...

The death knell for savers as inflation rises

Updated: 16th August 2016 - First Published: 16th August 2016 Official figures have revealed that the UK’s rate of inflation rose to a 20-month high in July, with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) standing at 0.6%. Although it remains low in the historical context, that's where the good news for savers ends... Read More...

WARNING: Top savings deals vanishing from sight

Updated: 13th December 2016 - First Published: 01st August 2016 Savers have had it rough over the years and with endless cuts decimating the market, some potential investors may not realise that a few best buy savings deals are in fact disappearing altogether. Read More...

Could negative interest rates be on the cards?

Updated: 08th February 2017 - First Published: 27th July 2016 NatWest and RBS have written to over 1 million business customers to warn that, should the Bank of England cut base rate significantly next week, they may have to charge to accept deposits. Could this herald the beginning of negative savings rates? Read More...

Why are savings rates falling so low?

Updated: 21st July 2016 - First Published: 21st July 2016 It hasn’t been a good few years for the savings market. Rates have been on a seemingly permanent downward spiral with no end in sight, but just why are they falling so low? We thought we’d take a look at a few reasons. Read More...

Inflation rises as savings rates hit record lows

Updated: 19th July 2016 - First Published: 19th July 2016 Figures show that inflation edged up in June to stand at 0.5%, up from 0.3% in May. Despite the rise, savers needn’t worry too much about the impact of inflation on their funds, but they may want to worry about the savings market as a whole. Read More...

Six-month review of the savings market

Updated: 11th July 2016 - First Published: 11th July 2016 What’s happened to your savings in the last few months? Well, as far as the savings market as a whole was concerned, the first half of 2016 has been a total wipeout. Read More...

Parents: don’t underestimate university costs

Updated: 06th July 2016 - First Published: 06th July 2016 Seeing the children head off to university can be a bittersweet moment for many parents, but it can also be an expensive one – and unfortunately, many fail to realise just how expensive it can be. Read More...

NEWSFLASH: Cash beat shares from 1995

Updated: 16th June 2016 - First Published: 15th June 2016 We’re often told of the benefits of saving in shares rather than cash, with the general consensus being that stock market investment will lead to far higher returns. But has this advice been wrong the whole time? Read More...

Challengers: a beacon of hope in savings market

Updated: 24th August 2016 - First Published: 06th June 2016 Thanks to dismal savings rates, savers can be forgiven for thinking that there's little to gain from leaving high street providers. However, this isn't actually the case, as savers can achieve far better rates of return from newer kids on the block. Read More...

Are your kids pocket money savers or spenders?

Updated: 03rd June 2016 - First Published: 03rd June 2016 Doling out weekly pocket money is a time-honoured tradition among parents, and it seems that more and more kids are cottoning on to the benefits of keeping their pocket money safe and sound in their piggy bank. Read More...

6 of the best regular savings accounts

Updated: 02nd June 2016 - First Published: 02nd June 2016 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 saved a thing. Well, that’s where regular savers could come in… Read More...

Bonus savings accounts put on a vanishing act

Updated: 25th May 2016 - First Published: 24th May 2016 Bonus savings accounts may sound appealing, but diligent savers who may have turned to these accounts to get a little extra will be disappointed by our latest research, which reveals that these accounts are steadily vanishing from the market. Read More...

Savings rates fall further as competition stalls

Updated: 19th May 2016 - First Published: 19th May 2016 Savers have had it tough in the last few years, and unfortunately, there’s no sign of things changing in the near future. Instead, our latest figures show that average savings rates have fallen further this month, as competition becomes non-existent. Read More...

Are you prepared for a financial emergency?

Updated: 18th May 2016 - First Published: 18th May 2016 It’s all very well having enough money to get to the end of the month, but what if a financial emergency were to hit? Research shows that the average person dishes out £548 every year on unexpected expenses, so it makes sense to be prepared. Read More...

Inflation falls – but so do savings rates

Updated: 17th May 2016 - First Published: 17th May 2016 Official figures show that CPI fell to 0.3% in April, down from 0.5% in March and reversing that month’s increase. Happily, it means that savers' deposits are now better protected against the ravages of inflation, but that's where the good news ends. Read More...

Digital banking boosts saving among 18-24 yr-olds

Updated: 13th May 2016 - First Published: 13th May 2016 The advent of digital banking has made it easier to get to grips with our bank balance, and it seems as though it's also had a positive impact on the savings habits of the younger generation. Read More...

Regular savings accounts give hope to savers

Updated: 10th May 2016 - First Published: 10th May 2016 New research from Moneyfacts gives down-trodden savers a glimmer of hope, for it reveals that the average fixed regular savings account rate has risen by an eye-catching 0.10% in just the last six months. Read More...

Piggy banks – not just for children!

Updated: 09th May 2016 - First Published: 09th May 2016 Having a piggy bank or a pot for storing cash is a great way to get little ones in the saving habit – but it seems that the usefulness of having a pot of change lying around the house is not being ignored by adults. Read More...

Long-term fixed savings rates fall from grace

Updated: 03rd May 2016 - First Published: 03rd May 2016 Savers looking to boost their savings pots will no doubt seek accounts that pay the highest rates of interest, which would have traditionally led them to long-term deals. However, times are changing, with average rates in this sector at new lows. Read More...

Are you a piggybank saver?

Updated: 29th April 2016 - First Published: 28th April 2016 While some choose to squirrel away their cash in a savings account, others have a more traditional approach, with research from Virgin Money finding that the UK is a nation of piggybank savers. Read More...

Savings levels at record high

Updated: 28th April 2016 - First Published: 28th April 2016 Have you been saving more in the last few months? If so, well done! It seems to be a recurring theme, with savings levels having risen dramatically in the last six months, so much so that saving in the 2015/16 financial year hit record levels! Read More...

A gender savings gap is emerging

Updated: 21st April 2016 - First Published: 21st April 2016 Saving regularly can be a difficult habit for people to get into, but it seems that there’s a clear divide between men and women’s ability to do so, with research from NFU Mutual highlighting the extent of the emerging gender gap. Read More...

Savers – loyalty doesn’t pay

Updated: 19th April 2016 - First Published: 19th April 2016 Loyalty savings products are often marketed as exclusive deals that are only available to a select few. If you fit the criteria, this can be a tempting offer, but research shows that these deals don’t necessarily offer the best rates on the market. Read More...

Saving for a rainy day

Updated: 15th April 2016 - First Published: 15th April 2016 Saving is something that we all need to get in the habit of, but the question is, what are you saving for? Research has revealed that, far from funding long-term goals, the majority of savers have far more immediate objectives… Read More...

Millennials save more than expected

Updated: 14th April 2016 - First Published: 14th April 2016 Millennials are often thought to be spenders rather than savers, but this assumption could be wrong: research shows that those aged 18-35 actually save more than the older age groups, highlighting a clear difference in attitude and spending habits. Read More...

How long will you save for your dream holiday?

Updated: 13th April 2016 - First Published: 13th April 2016 There’s nothing better than being able to jet off on a much-needed break, but it can’t be denied that the costs can sometimes be prohibitive - and research has revealed that, for many, turning a dream holiday into reality can take years to realise. Read More...

CPI at 15-mth high, but savers get cold shoulder

Updated: 12th April 2016 - First Published: 12th April 2016 Official figures show that inflation rose to a 15-month high in March, with the rate of CPI standing at 0.5%. However, while this means that savers' funds won't be greatly impacted by inflation's corrosive effects, that's where the good news ends... Read More...

What is the Personal Savings Allowance?

Updated: 31st March 2016 - First Published: 31st March 2016 The Personal Savings Allowance is at the forefront of everyone’s minds at the moment, particularly given that it’s coming into force in just a week’s time. But just what is this allowance, and how could it benefit you? We take a closer look… Read More...

One in four adults miss out on savings returns

Updated: 30th March 2016 - First Published: 30th March 2016 Savings rates may not be setting the world on fire, but any returns are better than none – which is why it’s so surprising to find that almost a quarter of UK adults could be missing out on long-term savings benefits. Read More...

Fixed savings rates hit significant new lows

Updated: 23rd March 2016 - First Published: 23rd March 2016 Unfortunately, we still don’t have much (or any) good news for savers: our figures show that it’s been another month of rate cuts for much of the savings market, with the fixed sector seeing particularly notable reductions. Read More...

Inflation stays put – but savings rates don’t

Updated: 22nd March 2016 - First Published: 22nd March 2016 Latest figures show that UK inflation remained unchanged in February, with CPI standing at 0.3%. This means that savers have little to worry about in terms of inflation eroding their funds, but unfortunately, they have other issues to contend with… Read More...

Those on low incomes to get Help to Save

Updated: 15th March 2016 - First Published: 14th March 2016 The Government has announced a new Help to Save scheme aimed at encouraging those on low incomes to build a savings pot, but just what is it, and how will it work? We take a closer look… Read More...

Different savings habits revealed

Updated: 15th March 2016 - First Published: 11th March 2016 Are you a careful saver, an as-and-when saver, or more of an all-out spender? Santander has taken a closer look at the savings habits of UK consumers, and while some are strict when it comes to saving money, others show room for improvement… Read More...

Do you understand the personal savings allowance?

Updated: 09th March 2016 - First Published: 09th March 2016 The personal savings allowance comes into effect in just a month’s time. It’ll see the first £1,000 in savings interest become completely tax-free, but the question is, do you understand it? If research is anything to go by, you could be at a loss. Read More...

Instant access savings rates at record low

Updated: 15th March 2016 - First Published: 02nd March 2016 Yesterday we reported that fixed savings rates have hit new lows, but it’s equally as bad news when it comes to easy access deals, with new figures revealing that the average rate for an instant access savings account has hit a record low of 0.37%. Read More...

Fixed bond rates fall through the floor

Updated: 15th March 2016 - First Published: 01st March 2016 As far as the savings market was concerned, 2015 was the year of the challenger. Competition ramped up and rates followed suit, and positivity made a welcome return. However, this was short-lived, as new figures show a stark reversal of fortune. Read More...

Not saving enough is the biggest financial regret

Updated: 29th February 2016 - First Published: 29th February 2016 There are bound to be times when we regret the financial decisions that we make, and Partnership has delved deeper into the financial regrets of British consumers, and it seems that the biggest regrets can have a long-term impact… Read More...

21% of easy access accounts restrict withdrawals

Updated: 15th March 2016 - First Published: 22nd February 2016 The savings market continues to suffer, and it isn’t just good rates that savers are struggling to seize: our latest research highlights a worrying trend in withdrawal restrictions, making it even more difficult for savers to find a suitable account. Read More...

Fixed savings rates fall dramatically

Updated: 15th March 2016 - First Published: 17th February 2016 Well, it’s been another poor start to the year for savings rates. Not only is the number of rate cuts still outweighing the number of increases, but average rates continue to fall, and it’s the fixed sector that’s seen the biggest reductions. Read More...

Inflation rises, but savers face more rate cuts

Updated: 15th March 2016 - First Published: 16th February 2016 Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that UK inflation rose further in January, with the measure of CPI standing at 0.3%. Read More...

Third of savers dip into rainy day funds

Updated: 16th February 2016 - First Published: 16th February 2016 How strict are you when it comes to your savings habits? You may not be as committed to your goals as would be ideal, with research finding that many people regularly dip into their rainy day fund – and some don’t have this financial buffer at all. Read More...

Do you ransack your savings?

Updated: 12th February 2016 - First Published: 12th February 2016 We all know the importance of saving, but we’ve also all probably had to raid our piggy banks every now and then, and this could mean that our savings accounts end up being rather depleted by the end of the year. Read More...

Cash savers lose out on £160bn in interest

Updated: 04th February 2016 - First Published: 04th February 2016 You won’t need reminding about the dismal state of savings rates at the moment – a quick glance at your account will do that for you. But do you know how much you’ve lost out on as a result of such appalling rates? It could be an eye-watering amount. Read More...

Londoners come out top in the savings stakes

Updated: 02nd February 2016 - First Published: 02nd February 2016 Does where you live affect your savings habits? According to research from Charter Savings Bank and YouGov, it can make a significant impact, with savers in different parts of the country having very different savings outlooks. Read More...

Savers wait for a miracle as the market stagnates

Updated: 26th June 2017 - First Published: 01st February 2016 The savings market has suffered considerably over the past few years thanks to lending initiatives and a low bank base rate, and latest research from Moneyfacts shows that savings rates have been on a clear downward trajectory as a result. Read More...

Challengers are still driving savings improvements

Updated: 21st January 2016 - First Published: 21st January 2016 Average savings rates may be falling across much of the market, but there’s one sector that’s bucking the trend – and it’s all thanks to challenger banks. Read More...

Inflation rises, but savers have the January Blues

Updated: 20th January 2016 - First Published: 19th January 2016 UK inflation rose further into positive territory in December to stand at 0.2%, but savers may not be rejoicing, as not only does this mean that inflation could start to have a corrosive effect, but they’ve been contending with numerous rate cuts... Read More...

How would you spend a windfall?

Updated: 23rd June 2017 - First Published: 18th January 2016 The recent hype surrounding record-breaking lottery wins has got everyone talking, so the question is, just what would you do with a windfall? SunLife has delved a little deeper, and it looks as though many people are more sensible than you’d think… Read More...

A brand new year, but the same old savings rates

Updated: 11th January 2016 - First Published: 11th January 2016 The start of the New Year has prompted many to resolve to put aside more money for a rainy day, but while savers’ intentions are in the right place, few may be encouraged to follow through thanks to less than enticing savings rates… Read More...

Savers – make sure you know where you’re protected

Updated: 13th January 2016 - First Published: 22nd December 2015 Many savers will have noticed the rise in the number of challenger banks on the market in recent months, and while some are based in the UK, others are overseas, so it's worth making sure you understand where (and how) you’re protected. Read More...

Savers are dipping into their pots this Christmas

Updated: 22nd December 2015 - First Published: 22nd December 2015 While there are concerns that many people could be getting into debt in order to fund their festivities, others have taken the more sensible approach and have turned to their savings pot, with the savviest savers set to benefit the most. Read More...

Savings recap of 2015

Updated: 21st December 2015 - First Published: 21st December 2015 As we approach the close of the year, we thought we’d take the opportunity to look at what’s happened to the savings market in 2015, and by all accounts, it’s been a busy one… Read More...

Challenger banks are driving rate rises

Updated: 16th December 2015 - First Published: 16th December 2015 Following another month of minimal activity in the savings market, our latest figures show that average rates have fallen across the majority of sectors. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel... Read More...

What will you do with your Pensioner Bond?

Updated: 16th December 2015 - First Published: 16th December 2015 Do you have a one-year Pensioner Bond? If so, what will you do with the money when it matures? You could soon be facing that very question, but luckily, NS&I has revealed the alternative options available to its Pensioner Bond savers. Read More...

Inflation rises, but no Merry Christmas for savers

Updated: 15th December 2015 - First Published: 15th December 2015 UK inflation returned to positive territory in November to stand at 0.1%, which will be a welcome turnaround for economists, but it won’t be such good news for savers, especially with our data revealing the rate cuts they're already facing. Read More...

Savers earn just £33 per year

Updated: 11th December 2015 - First Published: 11th December 2015 How much do you earn from your savings? Chances are, it isn’t a lot: research has shown just how paltry savers’ earnings can be, with the shocking finding that it could be barely £33 per year – £300 less than seven years ago. Read More...

More competition on the way for the savings market

Updated: 08th December 2017 - First Published: 08th December 2015 There have been concerns about the level of competition in the savings market for some time – quite simply, there hasn’t been much, which has led to poor rates and a poor deal for customers. Well, change could be on the cards… Read More...

A home for savings after the 1-yr pensioner bond

Updated: 30th October 2017 - First Published: 07th December 2015 January marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the NS&I’s Pensioner Bonds. However, those who saved into the shorter-term bond will soon be faced with the question of where to invest their hard-earned savings next… Read More...

Savers earn just £43/year in interest

Updated: 02nd December 2015 - First Published: 02nd December 2015 How much interest do you earn from your savings? If current rates are anything to go by, chances are that it isn’t a lot – and research from Charter Savings Bank and YouGov has revealed just how meagre many peoples’ earnings can be. Read More...

Savers are feeling more confident

Updated: 30th November 2015 - First Published: 30th November 2015 How confident are you in your ability to save? Hopefully you’ve been feeling a bit more optimistic about things of late, with research finding that optimism about saving has steadily improved among respondents since the start of the year. Read More...

Building societies are winning over savers

Updated: 23rd November 2015 - First Published: 23rd November 2015 Savings rates aren’t exactly setting the world on fire, and many people have been left wondering just where they can go to get a decent return. Well, it seems that building societies could be the sensible solution... Read More...

Savings levels are on the up

Updated: 19th November 2015 - First Published: 19th November 2015 How much have you been able to save in the last few months? Well, if you’re anything like the respondents to NS&I’s latest survey, your balance could well be stacking up, with savings levels during the summer months being the highest for a decade! Read More...

Negative inflation isn’t enough to improve savings

Updated: 17th November 2015 - First Published: 17th November 2015 Official figures show that inflation has remained in negative territory, which means that the cost of living has once again fallen in the past 12 months. But, while that may be welcome news for some, it might not be enough to boost savers’ fortunes… Read More...

Don’t be attacked by zombie accounts!

Updated: 30th October 2015 - First Published: 30th October 2015 Halloween is almost upon us, and that means there could be plenty of scares in store – particularly for those who don’t keep track of their savings rates. Read More...

Bad news for child savers as interest rates worsen

Updated: 27th October 2015 - First Published: 26th October 2015 Encouraging your children to save is a great habit to get them into, but unfortunately, they may be getting a raw deal, with our research showing that some children’s savings accounts have received shocking rate cuts over the course of 2015. Read More...

Average fixed savings rates are still rising!

Updated: 21st October 2015 - First Published: 21st October 2015 Savers, we’ve got some great news, because average fixed rates have risen for a further month! This has been fuelled by growing competition in this sector of the market, and a lot of it seems to be the result of the upcoming changes to the FSCS… Read More...

A third use piggy banks to save

Updated: 26th June 2017 - First Published: 15th October 2015 Using piggy banks is something that many of us get into the habit of in childhood, but while many people revert to using savings accounts when they get older, it seems that some have carried the piggy bank habit with them into adulthood… Read More...

UK’s savings potential rises – but are you saving?

Updated: 04th May 2017 - First Published: 14th October 2015 Do you have more money to squirrel away each month? According to research from Post Office Money, the amount that UK households have available to save has risen in the last year – but it doesn’t look as though people are making the most of it. Read More...

Inflation turns negative – and savers get a boost!

Updated: 13th October 2015 - First Published: 13th October 2015 The news that inflation has returned to negative territory may not be welcomed by economists, but it certainly will be by savers – and if you add in the fact that savings rates are edging up, you’ve got even more to celebrate! Read More...

Mothers-in-law top the generosity charts

Updated: 13th October 2015 - First Published: 12th October 2015 Getting some cash in hand from a family member is something we all get to enjoy every now and then, particularly on special occasions. But perhaps surprisingly, it is the oft-maligned mother-in-law who has been found to be the most generous. Read More...

Over-50s are truly savvy savers

Updated: 27th October 2017 - First Published: 12th October 2015 Do savings habits improve with age? According to research, that could well be the case, with those aged 50+ able to squirrel away an impressive amount each month, and many do so to benefit their families as well as themselves. Read More...

Do you know how much interest you’re earning?

Updated: 04th October 2017 - First Published: 29th September 2015 You carefully squirrel away a few pounds a month in the hope that you’ll build up a healthy savings pot, but the question is, do you know how much you’re actually earning from your hard-earned cash? Read More...

Fixed savings rates have risen further!

Updated: 23rd September 2015 - First Published: 23rd September 2015 Following last week’s revelation that savings rates were edging up, our latest research shows that this continues to be the case, with the majority of fixed savings rates rising for yet another month! Read More...

Low inflation + rising rates = happy savers!

Updated: 15th September 2015 - First Published: 15th September 2015 Savers, we’ve got two pieces of good news for you today – not only has inflation fallen back to zero, but we can reveal that savings rates are showing signs of improvement! Could it be that the tables are starting to turn for savers? Read More...

Top savings accounts to meet your goals

Updated: 29th August 2017 - First Published: 04th September 2015 We all know the importance of saving. Whether it’s saving for a rainy day, for life’s emergencies, for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday or that vital house deposit, everyone should get into the habit of putting aside money to build up a healthy sum. Read More...

Avoid a festive financial hangover – start saving!

Updated: 28th August 2015 - First Published: 28th August 2015 OK, we know it’s a bit soon to be talking about Christmas, but if you want to make sure you can comfortably cover the cost, you probably want to start thinking about it – and saving accordingly. Read More...

Don’t rely on your family for money

Updated: 21st August 2015 - First Published: 21st August 2015 Squeezed household incomes mean that more and more of us are relying on family members for financial support, but with both parents and children feeling the pinch, a ‘generational financial tug of war’ could be brewing. Read More...

Fixed savings rates continue to rise!

Updated: 19th August 2015 - First Published: 19th August 2015 Savers, we’ve got some great news – signs of life are cropping up all over the place in the savings market, and those looking for the guarantee of a fixed rate can benefit even more! Read More...

Savings get a rate injection

Updated: 18th August 2015 - First Published: 18th August 2015 News for savers over the last few years has been dreary to say the least, but it finally seems as though things are starting to look up. Read More...

More easy access deals impose restrictions

Updated: 17th August 2015 - First Published: 17th August 2015 Research from Moneyfacts.co.uk has found that more and more ‘easy’ access deals are imposing restrictions on withdrawals, which could end up costing savers if they fall foul of the limits. Read More...

Get ahead for next summer!

Updated: 11th August 2015 - First Published: 10th August 2015 The schools may only have just broken up and the weather has just about lost its winter’s chill, but it can certainly pay to start looking ahead to next year’s summer now. Read More...

SAVINGS ALERT: One-year bond rates are rising!

Updated: 01st June 2017 - First Published: 04th August 2015 Savers have had little to be cheerful about over the past few years, with average rates being on a downward spiral and any returns minimal. But, we've uncovered some signs of life in recent weeks, and one-year bonds are getting in on the action. Read More...

Regular savings accounts to the rescue!

Updated: 29th July 2015 - First Published: 29th July 2015 Think one-year bonds or easy access accounts are the only options if you’ve got a short-term savings goal? Think again! It could be time to think outside the box, because savvy savers who use regular savings accounts are reaping the rewards. Read More...

Switching savings accounts set to become easier

Updated: 26th June 2017 - 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...

Growing competition = rising savings rates!

Updated: 02nd June 2017 - 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: 07th June 2017 - 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: 03rd May 2017 - 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...

Parents vastly underestimate uni costs

Updated: 01st July 2015 - First Published: 01st July 2015 As another round of students gear up to start university after the summer, the cost of fees and accommodation will be playing on many students and parents’ minds. And it seems as though many parents will be in for a shock. Read More...

New flexibilities = more saving & more risk

Updated: 22nd June 2015 - First Published: 22nd June 2015 Over the next year the Government will be introducing a raft of new flexible savings measures. However, while these new measures could encourage people to invest, there is also the possibility that many could opt for more risky savings strategies. Read More...

Challenger banks beat the big names

Updated: 24th July 2017 - First Published: 17th June 2015 Have you taken a look at our best buy charts recently? If so, you’ve probably noticed the lack of big names. Challenger banks are taking over, particularly in terms of savings rates, so it could be time for you to consider the alternatives. Read More...

Inflation rises – but savers still benefit

Updated: 16th June 2015 - First Published: 16th June 2015 The latest official inflation figures show that it hit 0.1% in May, reversing April’s fall into negative territory and marking the highest rate seen since January this year. It's still good news for savers, as all accounts on the market will beat it! Read More...

SAVINGS ALERT: notice account rates at 2-yr high!

Updated: 09th June 2015 - First Published: 09th June 2015 Are you on the hunt for a great savings deal? If so, you’d be wise to sit up and take notice of Moneyfacts’ latest finding: the average interest rate for notice savings accounts has hit a two-year high! They could certainly be worth considering… Read More...

Premium Bond investment limit increased to £50,000

Updated: 28th July 2017 - First Published: 02nd June 2015 Do you have Premium Bonds? Are you thinking of increasing your investment, or even considering buying for the first time? Well, you’re in luck, because you can now safely invest more money, as the investment limit has just been increased! Read More...

Savings rates show signs of improvement

Updated: 27th May 2015 - First Published: 26th May 2015 We don’t want to get too excited, but latest research from Moneyfacts has revealed slight signs of life in the savings market, with the majority of average rates creeping up! Read More...

Saver confidence increasing

Updated: 27th May 2015 - First Published: 20th May 2015 How confident are you in reaching your savings goals? According to research from Lloyds Bank, the majority of people are growing in confidence, with 68% of those surveyed having saved in the last 12 months. Were you one of them? Read More...

Didn’t get a Pensioner Bond? Find the alternatives

Updated: 02nd June 2017 - First Published: 20th May 2015 The Pensioner Bond is no more. It was officially withdrawn from sale last Friday, after more than a million older savers invested over £13bn. If you weren’t one of them, or were too young to qualify, fear not – we’ve got some alternatives! Read More...

Inflation turns negative – and savers rejoice!

Updated: 19th May 2015 - First Published: 19th May 2015 Latest figures show that inflation turned negative in April to stand at -0.1%, meaning your money will go further than it did at this time last year. That’s something to be celebrated - as is the fact that all savings accounts will beat it! Read More...

Don’t miss the Pensioner Bond deadline!

Updated: 07th May 2015 - First Published: 07th May 2015 The Pensioner Bonds have fallen slightly off the radar in the last few weeks, arguably because the extended deadline meant that the urgency to apply had lessened. Well, the urgency is back, because the deadline is just over a week away! Read More...

What’s your biggest financial regret?

Updated: 05th May 2015 - First Published: 05th May 2015 Do you have any financial regrets? Unfortunately, the answer probably depends on your age. Being able to manage your finances is a cornerstone of having a comfortable future, but it can be all too easy to let financial concerns slip down the list. Read More...

Savings habits are under pressure

Updated: 30th April 2015 - First Published: 30th April 2015 Have you had to raid your savings in the last few months? If research from Halifax is anything to go by, the answer is probably yes, with the typical savings balance being over £1,000 lower than at the end of last year. Read More...

Are you a piggy bank raider?

Updated: 29th April 2015 - First Published: 29th April 2015 If you’ve got children, chances are there’s a piggy bank or two floating around the house – metaphorical or otherwise. The question is, do you raid them? According to research from Santander, a third of people do… Read More...

Will you splash out or save?

Updated: 23rd April 2015 - First Published: 22nd April 2015 It isn’t a bad time to be a consumer at the moment. Indeed, several reports have highlighted a rise in consumer confidence, and you may have noticed that you’ve got a bit more cash left over at the end of the month. But what will you do with it? Read More...

All savings accounts beat inflation!

Updated: 14th April 2015 - First Published: 14th April 2015 The latest official inflation figures show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) remained at its record low of 0.0% in March. Unchanged from February, it means that the cost of living is the same as a year ago - and that all accounts will beat it! Read More...

Resist temptation and save £2,600!

Updated: 09th April 2015 - First Published: 08th April 2015 How often do you splurge on everyday indulgences? Those seemingly innocent snacks, coffees and takeaways may barely register on your daily bank balance but they could soon add up over the year, so resisting temptation could save you a small fortune. Read More...

All savings accounts now beat inflation!

Updated: 24th March 2015 - First Published: 24th March 2015 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 0.0% in February. It’s great news for savers, as it means all accounts in the market now pay a rate that will match or beat it! Read More...

Savers get a boost in this year’s Budget

Updated: 19th March 2015 - First Published: 19th March 2015 Yesterday’s Budget had plenty of surprises for savers, with a raft of measures aimed at offering more flexibility, better returns, and more help... Read More...

The future of savings

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 12th March 2015 What does the future hold for the savings market? According to The Savings and Investments Policy project (TSIP), it could all hinge on... Read More...

Where does your money go?

Updated: 12th March 2015 - First Published: 12th March 2015 Seeing your paypacket go into your account is always going to raise your spirits, but by the end of the month you may be left wondering where... Read More...

How long would your savings last?

Updated: 12th March 2015 - First Published: 11th March 2015 Despite recent reports suggesting that savings levels are increasing, for some people, it isn’t that simple. Many are still unable to put much away... Read More...

Savings levels at 10-year high

Updated: 12th March 2015 - First Published: 10th March 2015 Has the recovery put a bit more cash in your pocket? Hopefully you’re feeling the benefits, but the question is, what are you doing with that spare cash? Read More...

Lack of savings keeps people up at night

Updated: 03rd March 2015 - First Published: 03rd March 2015 Do financial concerns keep you up at night? It can be tough to get some shut-eye when your finances are weighing on your mind, and a lack of savings could be a significant concern. Read More...

Savings levels are on the rise

Updated: 02nd March 2015 - First Published: 02nd March 2015 Are you keeping up with your saving habit? Hopefully the answer is yes, and it seems that more and more people are getting in on the action, with research from Scottish Widows revealing a promising rise in savings levels of all kinds. Read More...

Will you transfer your child’s savings to a JISA?

Updated: 11th May 2017 - First Published: 02nd March 2015 On 4 November 2014, to an almost national sigh of relief, the Government published draft regulation changes that will finally allow transfers from Child Trust Funds (CTFs) to Junior ISAs (JISAs). The question is, will you take advantage? Read More...

Does loyalty pay in the savings market?

Updated: 23rd February 2015 - First Published: 23rd February 2015 Loyalty products are marketed as exclusive deals that are only available to existing account holders, but are they the better option, or are they just smoke and mirrors? Read More...

Pensioner Bond FAQs

Updated: 25th August 2017 - First Published: 19th February 2015 Everyone’s talking about the Pensioner Bond at the moment, and with good reason! Boasting impressive rates of interest in a highly subdued market, everyone wants to know how they can benefit. Here’s what we know so far… Read More...

558 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 20th February 2015 - First Published: 17th February 2015 The latest official inflation figures show that CPI fell to 0.3% in January, down from December’s rate of 0.5% and the lowest inflation rate ever recorded. It's great news for savers, as it means there are now 558 savings accounts that will beat it! Read More...

The true cost of romance

Updated: 23rd June 2017 - First Published: 10th February 2015 Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and with it comes the pressure of demonstrating just how much that special someone means. But, it isn’t always that easy – or financially viable. Read More...

Pensioner Bonds have been extended

Updated: 29th August 2017 - First Published: 09th February 2015 It was announced this weekend that the Pensioner Bond scheme would be extended, with those aged 65+ now able to apply until 15 May. Read More...

Have you got a Pensioner Bond? There’s still time!

Updated: 03rd February 2015 - First Published: 03rd February 2015 Have you got a Pensioner Bond yet? If not, it’s time you got in on the action! These accounts have been flying off the shelves, and a large chunk of the overall investment allowance has already been sold. But, there’s still time – if you’re quick. Read More...

Christmas spending takes its toll on savings

Updated: 02nd February 2015 - First Published: 02nd February 2015 Did you raid the savings pot to cover your festive spend? If so, you’re not alone. Research has revealed that a large number of Christmas shoppers had to use their savings to help cover the cost, while others were unable to add to their nest egg. Read More...

Alternatives to the Pensioner Bond

Updated: 22nd January 2015 - First Published: 22nd January 2015 The Pensioner Bond has taken the savings market by storm, with these accounts offering truly market-leading rates to pensioners seeking capital growth. But what if you don’t qualify? We’ve scoured the market to find a few alternatives. Read More...

More competition on the way for savings market

Updated: 21st January 2015 - First Published: 21st January 2015 Are you fed up of the interest rate you’re getting on your savings? Perhaps you’re bewildered by communications from your bank and don’t know what rate you’re on, or how to switch. Well, you’re not alone, but the market could be set for a shake-up. Read More...

SAVINGS ALERT: Pensioner Bonds are on sale now!

Updated: 15th January 2015 - First Published: 15th January 2015 After months of anticipation, the Pensioner Bond has finally been launched. On sale as of this morning, these new accounts from NS&I offer pensioners the chance to secure real returns from their savings. So, are you ready for the buying frenzy? Read More...

510 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 13th January 2015 - First Published: 13th January 2015 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to a record low of 0.5% in December - and it means there are 510 savings accounts that will beat it. Read More...

Make sure you achieve your bucket list ambitions

Updated: 05th January 2015 - First Published: 05th January 2015 Do you have a bucket list? Chances are, you’ve got a few things you’d love to do before the time comes – and you probably daydream about them on regular basis! Well, why not see if you can make those dreams a reality? Read More...

Will you spend or save in 2015?

Updated: 05th January 2015 - First Published: 05th January 2015 After the fun of the festive season comes the inevitable lull of January, along with the realisation that you may have overindulged during the Christmas break. That's why you should ask yourself one key question – will you spend or save this year? Read More...

365 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 16th December 2014 - First Published: 16th December 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to a 12-year low of 1% in November, down 0.3% from October’s figure of 1.3%. Read More...

Pensioner Bond rates confirmed

Updated: 15th December 2014 - First Published: 15th December 2014 More details about the much-anticipated Pensioner Bonds were finally released late on Friday, and it’s good news for older savers – the rates are, as promised, truly market-leading, with few other accounts able to come close. Read More...

Savers withdrawing more thanks to poor returns

Updated: 10th December 2014 - First Published: 10th December 2014 There’s no getting away from it – savings rates aren’t exactly enticing at the moment. Unfortunately, this has led to savers becoming increasingly disillusioned, and they're withdrawing their savings at an alarming rate. Read More...

Are you a secret saver?

Updated: 21st September 2017 - First Published: 10th December 2014 Couples continue to stash at least some their cash away from the prying eyes (and maybe begging hands) of their partners, according to a new survey. Read More...

How to use current accounts for your savings

Updated: 24th April 2017 - First Published: 02nd December 2014 There’s no getting away from it – savings rates aren’t exactly giving you a decent return at the moment. But, some current accounts are, and that’s why a lot of people are choosing them as a viable alternative to traditional savings vehicles. Read More...

Do you know how much your impulse buys cost?

Updated: 21st November 2014 - First Published: 21st November 2014 The odd takeaway coffee, or the occasional splurge on the latest game release, may not seem to lighten your wallet too much at the time, but over the course of your lifetime, all these odds and ends can add up to a rather eye-watering sum. Read More...

267 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 18th November 2014 - First Published: 18th November 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 1.3% in October - which means there are now 267 savings accounts that will beat it. Read More...

How to get more from your savings

Updated: 12th November 2014 - First Published: 12th November 2014 Do you want to get more from your savings? Chances are, the answer is a big fat “yes”. Many people have seen their hard-earned cash languish in poor-paying accounts for the last few years, so just what can you do? Here are a few things you can try... Read More...

35% have less than a month’s income in savings

Updated: 07th November 2014 - First Published: 07th November 2014 We all know the importance of saving, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as though the majority of us set aside quite enough. According to research, 50% have less than two months’ income in savings, while 35% have less than one month’s stashed away. Read More...

Current account or savings - which is best?

Updated: 07th November 2014 - First Published: 07th November 2014 Savings accounts have traditionally been thought of as the sensible place to stash your cash, but after years of falling interest rates, that’s no longer the case. Instead, high interest current accounts have become a very real possibility. Read More...

Will you benefit from the Pensioner Bond?

Updated: 28th October 2014 - First Published: 28th October 2014 The Pensioner Bond will be at the forefront of a lot of retirees’ minds at the moment, many of whom are hungry to make a decent return on their savings. But just what is this bond everyone’s talking about, and ultimately, can you benefit from it? Read More...

Do you have a spare £500/month?

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 28th October 2014 According to research from Lloyds Bank, the average Brit has around £500 per month in spare cash – and that’s after spending on household bills and other essentials, including food and groceries, has been accounted for. Read More...

Savings levels fall as women feel the pinch

Updated: 20th October 2014 - First Published: 20th October 2014 Savings levels have dropped over the summer months, bringing the steady rise seen over the last year to an end. Read More...

Nearly £1m needed to meet life goals

Updated: 16th October 2014 - First Published: 16th October 2014 The latest Lloyds Bank Family Savings report has found that a staggering £877,000 is needed to meet the cost of life goals for the average UK couple. Read More...

322 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 14th October 2014 - First Published: 14th October 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.2% in September, down 0.3% from August. It’s welcome news for savers, as it means there are now 322 savings accounts that will beat it! Read More...

Is lack of cash putting your life plans on hold?

Updated: 03rd October 2014 - First Published: 03rd October 2014 Key life events are dreamt about for years, but it can’t be denied that they’re as pricey as they are exciting. And, unfortunately, it seems as though the price tag is becoming an increasingly big barrier to reaching these milestones. Read More...

One in three use savings to cover monthly expenses

Updated: 25th September 2014 - First Published: 25th September 2014 Cultivating the saving mentality can be tough, but it is an even harder task if disposable incomes are being squeezed. Sadly, this is something that seems to be affecting more and more of us, and it’s having a negative effect on our saving pots. Read More...

223 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 16th September 2014 - First Published: 16th September 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.5% in August - and it means there are now 223 savings accounts that will beat it. Read More...

Spend or save?

Updated: 12th July 2017 - First Published: 11th September 2014 If you were lucky enough to get an unexpected cash windfall, would you save it or spend it? Well, if research from GE Capital Direct is anything to go by, the answer probably depends on how much you received. Read More...

6 of the best three-year fixed rate bonds

Updated: 31st July 2017 - First Published: 09th September 2014 Fixed rate bonds are the best, and often only, way to secure a decent return from your money. Thanks to tax and inflation you’ll need an account paying at least 2.38% per annum to do so, and three-year bonds can offer these kinds of rates. Read More...

Savers leave it late to boost pot

Updated: 08th September 2014 - First Published: 08th September 2014 We’re constantly being reminded of the importance of building up retirement savings from as early as possible, but it looks like the message doesn’t always get through. Read More...

170 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 19th August 2014 - First Published: 19th August 2014 The latest official inflation figures show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.6% in July. Down 0.3% on June’s figure and remaining below the Bank of England’s 2.00% target, it means there are 170 accounts that will beat it. Read More...

How to get the best returns from your savings

Updated: 15th May 2017 - First Published: 11th August 2014 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...

52,000 Premium Bond prizes added

Updated: 04th September 2017 - First Published: 08th August 2014 With savings rates still tending to frustrate rather than elate, savers have increasingly been looking elsewhere in their attempts to secure an income. Read More...

Are your savings stagnating? Don’t let them!

Updated: 06th August 2014 - First Published: 06th August 2014 There’s nothing worse than squirreling away your hard-earned cash into a savings account, only to find that the returns you’re getting are miserable. Unfortunately, that fear doesn’t always encourage people to be proactive. Read More...

‘Tis the season to start saving

Updated: 06th August 2014 - First Published: 06th August 2014 We’re not ones to get ahead of ourselves, and we resent retailers stocking Christmas goods in August as much as the next financial website. But, have you started thinking about how you’ll fund the festive season? If not, it could be time to… Read More...

Where do you stash your savings?

Updated: 05th January 2017 - First Published: 04th August 2014 Saving money means putting it in a savings account, right? Well, not anymore. It seems that times have changed, and the traditional savings account is no longer the go-to place to store your hard-earned cash – these days, people have other ideas. Read More...

Savers are paying the price of Funding for Lending

Updated: 30th October 2017 - First Published: 31st July 2014 There’s no getting away from it – savings rates aren’t exactly setting the world on fire. They’ve been falling for years, a pattern largely blamed on the Government’s ill-fated Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), and savers are still paying the price. Read More...

Holidays or the home – what do your savings go on?

Updated: 09th June 2017 - First Published: 25th July 2014 We all know the value of savings, but people can often have different priorities when it comes to this kind of money management – particularly between men and women. Read More...

Is the cost of your holiday taking its toll?

Updated: 18th July 2014 - First Published: 18th July 2014 It’s the time of year when we all dream of jetting off on a well-earned holiday, but sometimes there’s one thing that gets in the way – money. Read More...

72 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 15th July 2014 - First Published: 15th July 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 1.9% in June – a sharp increase of 0.4% on May’s figure, and the biggest rise in consumer prices since 2012. Read More...

Audio: Regulator unhappy with savings market

Updated: 11th July 2014 - First Published: 11th July 2014 Earlier this week, Britain’s financial regulator the FCA published the initial findings of a probe into the cash savings market because of concerns that competition isn’t working in the interests of most consumers. Read More...

Savers optimistic about ability to stash the cash

Updated: 10th July 2014 - First Published: 10th July 2014 Savings rates may not have been that enticing over the last few months, but that hasn’t put off ardent savers. In fact, many are becoming increasingly optimistic and are actively planning to stash away even more by the end of the year. Read More...

Savers losing out by failing to switch

Updated: 09th July 2014 - First Published: 09th July 2014 It hasn’t exactly been a good time for savers of late. Rates have been on a downwards spiral and only seem to be falling further, but it seems that a lack of engagement – and competition – could be to blame. Read More...

Savings levels rising – but a lot could miss out

Updated: 02nd July 2014 - First Published: 02nd July 2014 We all know the importance of saving, whether you want to build up a nest egg or an emergency fund (or ideally both), and happily it seems that a lot of people are catching onto the idea. Read More...

Will you meet your savings goal?

Updated: 25th June 2014 - First Published: 24th June 2014 Putting aside some money each month should be a core part of financial management, and it’s always nice to have a goal in mind too. But, will you meet it? Read More...

Saving: Do you take the yoyo approach?

Updated: 19th June 2014 - First Published: 19th June 2014 Are you a spender or a saver? Well perhaps, in common with 47% of UK consumers, you come under neither category but instead constantly flit between the two. Read More...

Top tip: tie your money up for the best returns

Updated: 02nd October 2017 - First Published: 19th June 2014 Trying to secure a decent level of interest from your savings is a challenge these days, with rates at record lows and only ever seeming to fall further. But, there are some accounts that offer the returns needed - you just need to tie your money up. Read More...

187 savings accounts now beat inflation!

Updated: 17th June 2014 - First Published: 17th June 2014 The latest official inflation figures show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.5% in May – a drop of 0.3% on April’s figure and reaching the lowest level since October 2009, and there are now 187 savings accounts that will beat it. Read More...

Want great savings rates? Look to current accounts

Updated: 10th June 2014 - First Published: 10th June 2014 Current accounts are putting traditional savings accounts to shame. We’re all too aware of how poor the savings market has become, with rock-bottom rates generating paltry returns for your money, but current accounts could be the solution. Read More...

5 cracking easy access savings accounts

Updated: 23rd June 2017 - First Published: 06th June 2014 Easy-access savings accounts allow you to access your money whenever you need it, without having to give advance notice to your savings provider. Read More...

Women save as much as men – despite earning less

Updated: 04th June 2014 - First Published: 04th June 2014 The battle of the sexes may be raging elsewhere in the economy, but when it comes to saving it seems that women can easily hold their own – despite earning less than their male counterparts. Read More...

6 of the best monthly interest savings accounts

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 29th May 2014 Monthly interest savings accounts, as the name suggests, pay interest on your savings each month (as opposed to yearly) and therefore allow you to take a regular income from your hard-earned cash. Read More...

Families feeling the savings pressure

Updated: 29th May 2014 - First Published: 29th May 2014 How much do you try to keep up with the Joneses? Juggling the family budget can be difficult enough at the best of times, but according to research, a lot of families are feeling the pressure to keep up with the purchases of friends and family too. Read More...

94 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 20th May 2014 - First Published: 20th May 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 1.8% in April after six months of falls – up 0.2% on March’s figure. Read More...

The growing savings gender gap

Updated: 15th May 2014 - First Published: 15th May 2014 Having an effective savings plan should be a core part of money management, but it seems not everyone is able to get into the habit. Not only is there a growing gender divide, but a lot of the UK population aren’t able to save anything whatsoever. Read More...

Top 5 places to stash your cash

Updated: 23rd June 2017 - First Published: 08th May 2014 Saving should be a core part of money management, but just where should you stash your cash? Forget the mattress – we’ve highlighted the top 5 places to put your hard-earned money to really make the most of it. Read More...

Top savings accounts for the over 50s

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 07th May 2014 As you get a bit older, as well as getting wiser, you hopefully get a bit wealthier too! Ideally the mortgage will be repaid as you approach your golden years – meaning your financial priorities will start to shift. Read More...

Savings levels increasing

Updated: 06th May 2014 - First Published: 06th May 2014 People are becoming a lot more positive about their ability to save, according to research from Lloyds Bank, with reduced pressure on disposable incomes meaning an increasing number of consumers are able to put money aside each month. Read More...

Are you saving as much as you can?

Updated: 30th April 2014 - First Published: 30th April 2014 Savings rates may not be setting the world on fire at present but it seems this is not deterring people from putting something away for a rainy day. Read More...

Save smart

Updated: 22nd April 2014 - First Published: 22nd April 2014 The importance of getting into the savings habit should never be underestimated. It should be a core part of money management, but to really make the most of it, it’s all about saving smart. Read More...

How much do you have left over each month?

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 16th April 2014 What’s left in your back pocket at the end of the month and what do you do with it – spend what little’s left on some well-earned treats or, with a lot of self-restraint, tuck it away in a savings account? Read More...

159 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 24th July 2017 - First Published: 15th April 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.6% in March – not only being the lowest since October 2009, but also meaning there are now 159 savings accounts that can beat it. Read More...

Children becoming a generation of mini savers

Updated: 07th April 2014 - First Published: 07th April 2014 Getting into the savings habit from an early age is something that should always be encouraged, and luckily it seems that a lot of children are on the right lines. Read More...

The widening gender gap in savings habits

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 31st March 2014 It’s always nice to know you’re putting something away for your future, but unfortunately it seems that there’s a widening gap between the savings habits of men and women – and it’s leaving women severely out of pocket. Read More...

Savings rates falling – despite FLS withdrawal

Updated: 18th May 2017 - First Published: 27th March 2014 Last week’s budget might have offered some good news for savers, but in the short-term there’s not much to be optimistic about - savings rates are continuing to fall across the board, despite it being hoped that they’d start to creep back up again. Read More...

6 things you need to know about the Pensioner Bond

Updated: 14th August 2017 - First Published: 26th March 2014 One of the rabbits out of George Osborne’s hat in last week’s Budget was easily the Pensioner Bond, set to be offered through NS&I, a savings product that could see those aged 65+ generating much better returns for their money. Read More...

116 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 25th March 2014 - First Published: 25th March 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released earlier today, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.7% in February – meaning savers can now find 116 accounts that will beat it. Read More...

Savers helped by Budget 2014

Updated: 19th March 2014 - First Published: 19th March 2014 Savers have been struggling with low rates for years, something which has been hitting pensioners hard too, but with Budget 2014 just over, savers can breathe a little easier with new announcements that will benefit them. Read More...

Encourage the savings habit in your children

Updated: 04th August 2017 - First Published: 17th March 2014 These days giving pocket money to children is almost a given. Not only will adding a few pence a week to their piggy bank teach them the importance of money management, so why not get them into the savings habit? Read More...

Have you lost out from low savings rates?

Updated: 06th March 2014 - First Published: 06th March 2014 With today marking the fifth year that base rate has been at its historic low of 0.5% – as confirmed by the Monetary Policy Committee earlier today – savers won’t exactly be rejoicing. Read More...

The value of choosing the savings path

Updated: 06th March 2014 - First Published: 06th March 2014 The importance of saving is constantly drummed into us, but what happens if you are unable to save anything at all? Read More...

Five years of historically low BoE rate

Updated: 03rd March 2014 - First Published: 03rd March 2014 Thursday is expected to mark the fifth year of the historically low BoE base rate of 0.5%. Read More...

Grandparents funding costly university fees

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 28th February 2014 Gone are the days when a visit to granny and grandpa involved a treat of an ice cream, or at most a new pair of shoes, today the elder generations are funding their grandchildren’s education. Read More...

We’re saving more…and banking online

Updated: 21st February 2014 - First Published: 20th February 2014 Attitudes towards saving seem to be changing with people becoming increasingly more aware of the need for putting an amount away regularly. Read More...

84 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 18th February 2014 - First Published: 18th February 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.9% in January. And, in more good news for savers, it means there are now 84 savings accounts that can beat it. Read More...

Beware of being locked into poor-performing bonds

Updated: 13th February 2014 - First Published: 13th February 2014 For savers wanting to get the most from their cash savings, fixed rate bonds have often been the way to go. But, with interest rates plummeting, you might not be left with as much as you’d like. Read More...

Home ownership slipping out of reach

Updated: 11th February 2014 - First Published: 11th February 2014 Owning their own home is a life goal many people aspire to, but it seems to be slipping out of reach for an increasingly large portion of the population. Read More...

Youth of today are savers

Updated: 11th February 2014 - First Published: 06th February 2014 Society seems to like to put a label on people growing up in different eras, whether it be Generation X, Y or the Baby Boomers, but it seems we now have a new, and slightly surprising, name for young adults – the “Saver Generation.” Read More...

Current accounts vs. savings

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 05th February 2014 Savings accounts have long been thought of as a safe, sensible place to put your hard-earned cash in order to generate a decent return. However, times have changed. Read More...

Save for the unexpected

Updated: 31st January 2014 - First Published: 31st January 2014 Life is often peppered with unexpected events, sometimes of the unwelcome kind – the sort that hits the pocket. Read More...

Don’t let your savings pot run too low

Updated: 28th January 2014 - First Published: 28th January 2014 Two reports have highlighted the poor state of the nation’s savings habits, with Halifax finding a worrying one in three people haven’t saved in the last three months while the Money Advice Service found that 33% have no savings at all. Read More...

Supplementing the salary

Updated: 27th January 2014 - First Published: 27th January 2014 January is synonymous with the blues, but a lot of people are feeling the pinch when it comes to their pocket too. Read More...

Changing landscape for structured products

Updated: 23rd June 2016 - First Published: 24th January 2014 Structured deposits can be seen as a viable investment opportunity, being a fixed-term product whose returns are based on the performance of the stock market (or some other measure). Read More...

77 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 14th January 2014 The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 2.0% in December. Read More...

Rate cut leaves NS&I ISA savers looking elsewhere

Updated: 11th December 2017 - First Published: 27th December 2013 Hundreds of thousands of savers with a National Savings & Investments (NS&I) Direct ISA might be wise to move their money elsewhere after it was confirmed the rate paid on the tax-free account is to reduce in the New Year. Read More...

Good news for child savers - CTF transfers allowed

Updated: 23rd December 2013 - First Published: 23rd December 2013 The Chancellor George Osborne has just announced plans that will allow savings held in Child Trust Funds to be transferred to Junior ISAs (JISAs), giving child savers of any age the chance to take advantage of the better rates that can be achieved. Read More...

48 savings accounts now beat inflation!

Updated: 19th December 2013 - First Published: 19th December 2013 The latest official inflation figures show that the Consumer Prices Index fell to 2.1% in November – the lowest it has been since the beginning of 2009. Read More...

Children rake in “out of pocket money” extras

Updated: 12th December 2013 - First Published: 12th December 2013 Families everywhere are gearing up to spend a small fortune on their children this Christmas, but research from Nationwide has revealed the amount they already spend on “out of pocket money” extras. Read More...

Savings withdrawn at fastest rate for 40 years

Updated: 11th December 2013 - First Published: 11th December 2013 According to figures from the Bank of England (BoE), savers have been withdrawing money from fixed rate accounts at the fastest pace since the 1970s, with some £23 billion being taken out of long-term savings in the last 12 months. Read More...

Video: Disappointment for child savers

Updated: 05th December 2013 - First Published: 05th December 2013 Parents who hold savings accounts for their children could well be disappointed by the lack of news from today’s Autumn Statement. Read More...

Are fixed savings rates set to rise?

Updated: 31st October 2017 - First Published: 05th December 2013 Since changes to the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) were announced last week, savers might finally start to feel more positive. Read More...

A little saving can go a long way

Updated: 27th November 2013 - First Published: 27th November 2013 People’s savings habits have been coming under the spotlight recently, and although recent reports have painted a worrying picture of the nation’s savings levels all is not lost – even a small amount of saving can go a long way. Read More...

Christmas shop till you drop

Updated: 27th November 2013 - First Published: 27th November 2013 If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, what are you waiting for?! There’s a mere 4 weeks to go until the big day, and unless you want to panic buy it’s high time you started working your way down that Christmas list. Read More...

BSA urges Govt to hep savers

Updated: 22nd November 2013 - First Published: 22nd November 2013 The chairman of the Building Societies Association (BSA) is urging Government to do what it can to help savers who’ve seen rates plummet in the last year since the launch of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS). Read More...

Would your savings keep you dry?

Updated: 19th November 2013 - First Published: 19th November 2013 Last week Moneyfacts reported on two surveys that revealed the poor state of the UK’s savings habits. This week, further research has been released to continue the trend Read More...

Rainy day savings wouldn’t last a week

Updated: 14th November 2013 - First Published: 14th November 2013 Two surveys have come out this week that reveal the worrying state of the nation’s savings habits, with a large number of people having rainy day or emergency funds that wouldn’t last a week. Read More...

45 savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 12th November 2013 - First Published: 12th November 2013 The UK’s rate of inflation fell to its lowest point in more than a year during October, from 2.7% to 2.2%. Read More...

Budgets to get even tighter – so be prepared

Updated: 08th November 2013 - First Published: 08th November 2013 Household budgets are already squeezed by rising costs of rent, mortgage payments and utility bills, but it could get even worse – a new report has revealed that an increasing proportion of our income will be taken up by these household costs. Read More...

Savings suffer from rising cost of living

Updated: 28th October 2013 - First Published: 28th October 2013 According to research from Nationwide, the rising cost of living is taking its toll on people’s ability to save with 11% of those surveyed having less than £100 put aside for a rainy day. Read More...

Top 5 cracking easy-access savings accounts

Updated: 28th October 2013 - First Published: 28th October 2013 Easy-access savings accounts are a popular choice amongst many people as they offer convenience and flexibility to access funds at any time, without giving advance notice to a provider. Read More...

Nine savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 15th October 2013 - First Published: 15th October 2013 The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that inflation remained at 2.7% during September. Read More...

Savers have £92 billion in secret savings

Updated: 14th October 2013 - First Published: 14th October 2013 According to research from Post Office Savings, 28% of savers keep financial matters secret from their loved ones, with these secret savers having an average of £8,717 stashed away – equating to a national total of £92 billion. Read More...

Saving for the future makes us happier

Updated: 11th October 2013 - First Published: 08th October 2013 Saving for the future has the power to actually make us happier, according to a ground-breaking neuroscience study commissioned by Standard Life. Read More...

Fixed savings rates plummet

Updated: 30th September 2013 - First Published: 30th September 2013 Moneyfacts.co.uk is warning savers whose fixed rate bonds are maturing to expect a sharp fall in interest rates due to the devastating impact of the Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme. Read More...

Four savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 19th September 2013 - First Published: 17th September 2013 Official figures reveal inflation fell for the second consecutive month during August. Read More...

Regulator to investigate savings market

Updated: 10th September 2013 - First Published: 10th September 2013 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced plans to investigate the UK's cash savings market Read More...

Two savings accounts now beat inflation

Updated: 06th September 2013 - First Published: 05th September 2013 Moneyfacts.co.uk can reveal that there are now two inflation-beating savings accounts. Read More...

AUDIO: How FLS has devastated savings rates

Updated: 30th August 2013 - First Published: 30th August 2013 Sylvia Waycot, editor of Moneyfacts.co.uk, explains to BBC Radio 4 Moneybox's Paul Lewis why the Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme has had such a devastating impact on savings rates. Read More...

Brits going to extremes to save money

Updated: 16th August 2013 - First Published: 16th August 2013 A new survey has revealed cash-strapped Brits are taking extreme measures in a bid to save money. Read More...

Only one savings account beats inflation

Updated: 13th August 2013 - First Published: 13th August 2013 Consumer Prices Index inflation fell slightly during July, from 2.9% to 2.8%, the first time the measure has decreased since April. Read More...

Video: Funding for Lending devastates savings

Updated: 09th August 2013 - First Published: 08th August 2013 Moneyfacts.co.uk research has uncovered the devastating effect the Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme has had on the savings market one year on from its launch Read More...

Top 5 regular savings accounts

Updated: 20th April 2017 - First Published: 08th August 2013 Regular savings accounts can offer some of the best rates in the savings market, although they are best suited to those with a disciplined approach to their money. Read More...

NS&I reduces Premium Bond rate

Updated: 02nd August 2013 - First Published: 02nd August 2013 National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has come under fire following the announcement that its Premium Bond rate will be reducing by 0.20% with effect from 1 August 2013. Read More...

Saving through the decades part two: Thirties

Updated: 02nd August 2013 - First Published: 01st August 2013 As we leave our twenties behind our financial responsibilities tend to increase, with a large portion of our monthly income spent on bills, mortgage payments, pension contributions and paying back outstanding debts. Read More...

FLS batters savings market

Updated: 31st July 2013 - First Published: 31st July 2013 Research by Moneyfacts.co.uk has uncovered the devastating impact the Government’s £80-billion Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is having on the savings sector, one year on from its launch. Read More...

Top 5, up to 120 days' notice, savings accounts

Updated: 25th July 2013 - First Published: 25th July 2013 The thought of Christmas shopping may be far from most people’s minds in the current warm summer months, however, it is never too early to start squireling away some cash on a regular basis in preparation for the weeks of expenditure. Read More...

Top 5 long-term fixed rate bonds

Updated: 18th July 2013 - First Published: 18th July 2013 Locking your money away for up for a long period can be a great way to achieve the most competitive rate of return on your savings. Read More...

Savers to lose out on £1 billion when bonds mature

Updated: 29th July 2013 - First Published: 17th July 2013 Fixed rate bondholders will see their income drop by a collective £1 billion this year when their savings accounts mature. Read More...

Inflation rises to 2.9%

Updated: 16th July 2013 - First Published: 16th July 2013 Inflation increased to 2.9% in June, according to figures release by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. Read More...

Rise of the ‘secret saver’

Updated: 15th July 2013 - First Published: 15th July 2013 UK couples stash away £2.1 billion in ‘secret savings’, according to a new report by Lloyds TSB. Read More...

Families still saving despite low rates

Updated: 11th July 2013 - First Published: 11th July 2013 The savings habits of families across the country have improved over the last six months despite record-low savings rates, a new study has revealed. Read More...

Saving through the decades part two: Twenties

Updated: 05th July 2013 - First Published: 05th July 2013 Leaving our teens behind and facing up to the realities and responsibilities of modern adult life can be a scary prospect, especially in the current difficult financial climate. Read More...

Fixed rate bonds inbetweeners

Updated: 05th July 2013 - First Published: 03rd July 2013 One year fixed rate bonds are always a popular choice with savers. But did you know that there are also a host of “in-between” bonds out there as well? Read More...

Top 5 five-year fixed rate mortgages

Updated: 19th June 2013 - First Published: 19th June 2013 Continued uncertainty in the economy is persuading many people to fix their mortgage for a longer term, particularly five-year deals. Read More...

Inflation rises to 2.7%

Updated: 18th June 2013 - First Published: 18th June 2013 Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose during May to 2.7%. Read More...

Top 5 Notice Savings Accounts

Updated: 18th June 2013 - First Published: 18th June 2013 These accounts can pay slightly higher rates of return in comparison to their easy-access counterparts, based upon the condition that the investor’s money will remain untouched unless advance notice is given to the provider. Read More...

Saving through the decades part two: Teenagers

Updated: 14th June 2013 - First Published: 14th June 2013 The thought of putting money aside for the future may sound preposterous to many teenagers, as spending money on music, socialising and keeping up with the latest fashions take priority. Read More...

Top 5 five-year fixed rate bonds

Updated: 24th August 2017 - First Published: 13th June 2013 Locking your money away for up for a long period can be a great way to achieve the most competitive rate of return on your savings. Read More...

NS&I launches search for Premium Bond winners

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 05th June 2013 National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is to carry out a nationwide search for the winners of unclaimed Premium Bond prizes. Read More...

Saving through the decades part one: Birth to teen

Updated: 30th May 2013 - First Published: 30th May 2013 Teaching a child about the values and rewards of saving for a rainy day can play a massive part in forming skills and attitudes towards finance later in life. Read More...

Savings levels rise despite poor returns

Updated: 24th May 2013 - First Published: 24th May 2013 Concerned consumers are not being deterred by the paucity of savings rates currently on offer and are saving more than they were a year ago, new data from the high street’s banks has revealed. Read More...

Inflation falls to 2.4%

Updated: 21st May 2013 - First Published: 21st May 2013 Figures issued this morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell during April 2013 by 0.4% to 2.4%. Read More...

Inflation expected to erode savings and earnings

Updated: 20th May 2013 - First Published: 17th May 2013 Around 78% of people expect their savings pots to grow less than the rate of inflation, according to the latest MoneyMood Survey by Legal & General. Read More...

Partners keeping savings secret

Updated: 20th May 2013 - First Published: 16th May 2013 Millions of people are deceiving their partners by keeping their true salaries secret and stashing away thousands of pounds for themselves Read More...

Thirty-somethings struggling with cost of living

Updated: 26th October 2017 - First Published: 15th May 2013 Over 70% of people in their thirties are concerned about their ability to put money aside for their future, according to research by Halifax. Read More...

Top 5 one-year fixed rate bonds

Updated: 09th May 2013 - First Published: 09th May 2013 Locking your money away, even for a short period of time, can be a great way to achieve the most competitive rate of return on your savings. Read More...

Rising living costs deter savers

Updated: 07th May 2013 - First Published: 07th May 2013 A large number of would-be savers are unable to put money away on a regular basis, despite their best intentions, as the cost of living continues to rise. Read More...

Youngsters investing in their futures

Updated: 07th May 2013 - First Published: 03rd May 2013 Growing up in an age of austerity has led to children as young as ten becoming ‘savvy savers’, according to a study by Scottish Widows. Read More...

Fall in number of introductory bonus accounts

Updated: 01st May 2013 - First Published: 01st May 2013 Research by Moneyfacts.co.uk has revealed a stark reduction in the number of savings products including introductory bonuses in their initial rate. Read More...

18% of people think FSCS covers gift cards

Updated: 29th April 2013 - First Published: 29th April 2013 A survey has revealed that millions of people are unaware of the financial products covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), highlighting a need for increased awareness of product protection. Read More...

Top 5 fixed rate bonds, split by investment terms

Updated: 26th April 2013 - First Published: 23rd April 2013 Savings accounts with fixed rates can offer savers very competitive returns for locking their money away for a set period of time. Read More...

Young people saving despite financial hurdles

Updated: 23rd April 2013 - First Published: 23rd April 2013 Almost half (46%) of UK households admitted to running out of money before the end of the month during 2012, according to a new study. Read More...

Inflation remains at 2.8%

Updated: 16th April 2013 - First Published: 16th April 2013 The Consumer Prices Index remained at 2.8% during March, according to latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Read More...

Parents still favour CTFs for child’s future

Updated: 20th November 2017 - First Published: 15th April 2013 Child trust funds (CTFs) are still the most popular form of building a financial nest egg for a child’s future, despite the funds being closed to new entrants since 2011. Read More...

Fixed rate bonds – the inbetweeners

Updated: 11th April 2013 - First Published: 11th April 2013 One year fixed rate bonds are always a popular choice with savers. But did you know that there are also a host of “in-between” bonds out there as well? Read More...

Reassurance offered to UK savers over Cyprus

Updated: 26th March 2013 - First Published: 25th March 2013 UK savers with money deposited in Cypriot banks have again been reassured that their money is safe. Read More...

Bank of Cyprus UK savers 'not affected by levy'

Updated: 19th March 2013 - First Published: 19th March 2013 Bank of Cyprus UK has confirmed that its customers will not be affected by the one-off levy to be paid by Cyprus’s savers, which will form part of the country’s bailout package. Read More...

Top 5 inflation-beating cash ISAs

Updated: 12th June 2017 - First Published: 19th March 2013 The Consumer Prices Index rose during February, from 2.7% to 2.8%, figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal. Read More...

BSA urges Government to support savers

Updated: 12th March 2013 - First Published: 12th March 2013 The Building Societies Association (BSA) has urged the Government to rethink rules surrounding ISAs in a bid to reduce confusion amongst the UK’s hard-pressed savers. Read More...

Savers stashing the cash at home

Updated: 11th March 2013 - First Published: 11th March 2013 Millions of savers’ are turning their backs on providers, keeping at least £5.2 billion at home ‘under the mattress’, according to a survey by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Read More...

ISA resolution number 3: Fixed rate ISAs

Updated: 07th March 2013 - First Published: 06th March 2013 Hands up who wants to earn tax-free interest higher than or equal to the rate of inflation? If, like most people, you answered “yes” to this question, then fixed-rate ISAs may be just up your street. Read More...

Top 6 cracking regular savings accounts

Updated: 29th August 2017 - First Published: 06th March 2013 Regular savings accounts can offer some of the best rates in the savings market, although they are best suited to those with a disciplined approach to their money. Read More...

Shawbrook Bank revamps fixed-rate bond

Updated: 14th August 2017 - First Published: 04th March 2013 Shawbrook Bank has made a series of rate reductions, enhancing its presence across the fixed-rate bond market. Most notable is the five-year fixed rate deal which sits comfortably within the top ten of the best buy tables. Read More...

Leeds BS launches 30 Day Notice Account

Updated: 04th March 2013 - First Published: 04th March 2013 Leeds Building Society has launched a notice account available to customers with deposits between £5,000 and £1 million and who hold an existing ISA. Read More...

Islamic Bank of Britain bond rate increases

Updated: 20th June 2017 - First Published: 01st March 2013 The Islamic Bank of Britain has boosted the rate on its one-year Sharia’a compliant Fixed Term Deposit bond, available to savers with deposits of £1,000 and over. Read More...

AUDIO: Moneyfacts discuss falling savings rates

Updated: 01st March 2013 - First Published: 28th February 2013 Rachel Springall, finance expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk, chats to BBC Radio Norfolk’s Matthew Gudgeon about the latest hot topics in the world of personal finance. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Bank boosts 4-year bond rate

Updated: 28th February 2013 - First Published: 28th February 2013 Sainsbury’s Bank has increased its four-year Fixed Rate Saver rate, pushing it to the top of the fixed-rate bond best buy tables. Read More...

Top 5 cracking fixed rate bonds

Updated: 03rd May 2017 - First Published: 26th February 2013 Savings accounts with fixed rates can offer savers very competitive returns for locking their money away for a set period of time. Read More...

Women beat men when it comes to saving

Updated: 22nd February 2013 - First Published: 22nd February 2013 Research has found that women in England and Wales are making the most effort to put money away for their futures, despite continually earning up to £13,500 less than men. Read More...

The Co-op unveils one-year wonder

Updated: 19th February 2013 - First Published: 19th February 2013 The Co-operative Bank has increased its Fixed Term Deposit rate by 0.69%, pushing it to the top of the one-year fixed-rate bond market. Read More...

Online easy-access rate unveiled by Skipton BS

Updated: 08th June 2017 - First Published: 18th February 2013 Skipton Building Society has launched the competitive Online Bonus Saver Issue 3, intended for savers with deposits of £1,000 and over. Read More...

Stay in control of your Child's Trust Fund

Updated: 15th February 2013 - First Published: 15th February 2013 According to latest figures, at least 2.8 million families are choosing to invest regularly into Child Trust Funds (CTFs), despite the Government’s decision to phase out the products more than two years ago. Read More...

Virgin Money unveils two-year bond

Updated: 08th June 2017 - First Published: 13th February 2013 Virgin Money has launched a competitive two-year bond available to savers with investments between £1 and £1 million. Read More...

Cahoot launches two-year savings best buy

Updated: 12th February 2013 - First Published: 12th February 2013 Cahoot has re-entered the fixed rate market with the launch of a market-leading two-year bond that is bound to catch the eye of savers looking for a competitive home for their funds. Read More...

Close re-enters fixed savings market

Updated: 12th February 2013 - First Published: 12th February 2013 Close Brothers Savings has launched two market-leading fixed rate savings accounts that should appeal to investors looking for a medium-term home for their savings. Read More...

Short-term savings star from Vanquis Bank

Updated: 08th February 2013 - First Published: 08th February 2013 Vanquis Bank has reviewed its savings portfolio, which sees the rate on its popular one-year High Yield bond fall by 0.11%. Read More...

Easy-access best buy issued by BM Savings

Updated: 01st February 2013 - First Published: 01st February 2013 BM Savings has launched an attractive savings account offering a range of rates to savers with differing deposits. Read More...

FirstSave launches best buy deal

Updated: 30th January 2013 - First Published: 30th January 2013 FirstSave has launched a new issue of its two-year fixed rate bond paying a reduced rate of 2.65% yearly. Read More...

Shawbrook Bank increases bond rate

Updated: 23rd January 2013 - First Published: 23rd January 2013 A rate increase of 0.20% has boosted the position of Shawbrook Bank’s three-year bond in the best buy tables. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Bank boosts long-term bond rate

Updated: 23rd January 2013 - First Published: 23rd January 2013 Sainsbury’s Bank has increased its five-year bond by 0.20%, pushing it into the top ten of the long-term bond market. Read More...

Virgin Money launches online bond

Updated: 05th September 2017 - First Published: 16th January 2013 After just a week’s absence, Virgin Money has re-launched its Fixed Rate E-Bond Issue 8. Read More...

Wesleyan Bank launches long-term bond

Updated: 30th May 2017 - First Published: 11th January 2013 Wesleyan Bank has launched a highly competitive five-year bond for savers with investments of £1,000 and over. Read More...

Savings bonuses hit by FLS

Updated: 09th January 2013 - First Published: 09th January 2013 In another fresh blow to the UK’s savers, recent moneyfacts.co.uk research has uncovered a significant drop in both the number of savings accounts that include an introductory bonus as well as the average bonus rates on offer. Read More...

One-year bond launched by BM Savings

Updated: 02nd October 2017 - First Published: 04th January 2013 BM Savings has launched a one-year bond paying a range of competitive rates over differing investment tiers up to 2.75%. Read More...

BM Savings launches flexible online rate

Updated: 20th November 2017 - First Published: 04th January 2013 BM Savings has launched the competitive BM Online Extra (Issue 3) account for savers with deposits of £1,000 and over. Read More...

Five-year bond launched by FirstSave

Updated: 28th December 2012 - First Published: 28th December 2012 FirstSave has launched a highly competitive five-year fixed-rate bond for savers looking to invest over the long-term. Read More...

BM Savings launch two-year treat

Updated: 19th December 2012 - First Published: 19th December 2012 BM Savings has increased the rates on its 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond by 0.45%, boosting its position in the medium-term bond market. Read More...

Top 6 notice savings accounts

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 14th December 2012 According to recent research, an increasing number of people are making the effort to save each month. Read More...

Set yourself a 2013 savings goal

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 14th December 2012 As the year draws to a close some of us will be thinking of making plans and resolutions for next year. Read More...

Chorley & District BS launches variable bonds

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 13th December 2012 Chorley & District Building Society has issued a two-year variable bond offering a competitive rate and flexibility with accessing funds. Read More...

Fix your savings for a fabulous return

Updated: 10th March 2017 - First Published: 12th December 2012 If you are prepared to tie your money up for a set period of time, fixed rate bonds can help you to achieve healthy returns on your hard-earned savings. Read More...

Santander sparkles with short-term bond

Updated: 04th December 2012 - First Published: 03rd December 2012 Santander has launched a market leading eighteen-month bond available to customers with new and existing 123 current accounts or credit cards. Read More...

6 cracking 1 year fixed rate bonds

Updated: 28th March 2017 - First Published: 28th November 2012 Locking your money away for up to twelve months can be a great way to achieve a good rate of return on your savings. If you are willing to tie up your savings for the duration of the term, you can achieve up to 0.45% more. Read More...

Manchester BS launches Platinum savings deal

Updated: 28th November 2012 - First Published: 27th November 2012 Manchester Building Society has added another feather to its easy-access savings cap with the launch of the Platinum Instant account. Read More...

Feed your regular savings deal for a fat return

Updated: 23rd November 2012 - First Published: 21st November 2012 Whilst most of us still haven’t got our heads around the fact that Christmas 2012 is only a month away, some savvy savers are looking ahead to Christmas 2013! Read More...

Does your account have the X Factor?

Updated: 02nd January 2013 - First Published: 15th November 2012 Love it or hate it, millions of us have been swept along with the drama and exploits of the X Factor over the past few weeks. Read More...

Premium Bonds vs Savings Accounts

Updated: 21st July 2017 - First Published: 15th November 2012 Ever wondered how premium bonds compare to savings accounts? Should you opt for guaranteed returns, or the chance to win big? Read More...

Rate cull narrows choice for savers

Updated: 16th November 2012 - First Published: 14th November 2012 The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping, signalling the dawn of winter, although over past weeks, it seems that it’s not just the barometer that has been dropping. Read More...

Top tips for saving up for Christmas

Updated: 15th November 2012 - First Published: 12th November 2012 Christmas savings schemes, designed to help stash money away in preparation for the festive season, have begun to make a comeback following the Farepak scandal six years ago. Read More...

Savvy tips for finding the best savings account

Updated: 23rd November 2012 - First Published: 08th November 2012 Research from Saga has revealed that nearly half of savers aged between 50 and 65 are stashing away extra savings to help fund their retirement. Read More...

Hanley Economic BS debuts first class postal rate

Updated: 02nd November 2012 - First Published: 02nd November 2012 Hanley Economic Building Society has launched a new variable rate account requiring 180 days’ advance notice to access funds. Read More...

Bank of China offers hot 3 month fixed term bond

Updated: 09th May 2017 - First Published: 01st November 2012 Bank of China has launched a competitive 3 month fixed rate bond for savers looking to lock cash away over a short term. Read More...

The name is bond….fixed rate bond

Updated: 31st October 2012 - First Published: 31st October 2012 Bonds of the fixed rate variety can be a great way to achieve the best return on your savings, with many long-term accounts offering some of the most competitive rates in the savings market Read More...

How to spot a savings trick from a savings treat

Updated: 31st October 2012 - First Published: 31st October 2012 They say the devil is in the detail and nowhere is this truer than the savings market where savings tricks and savings treats often sit side-by-side. Read More...

West Brom BS launches ace easy access rate

Updated: 22nd January 2013 - First Published: 31st October 2012 West Brom Building Society has launched the latest issue of its WeBSave Easy Access account, paying a highly competitive annual and monthly rate. Read More...

Earn money on your Christmas shopping

Updated: 31st October 2012 - First Published: 31st October 2012 Covering the cost of the hectic Christmas period can be a daunting prospect. Read More...

Support the 2 year fixed rate bond poppy appeal

Updated: 29th October 2012 - First Published: 26th October 2012 Coventry Building Society is offering a 2yr fixed rate Poppy Bonds which give the Royal British Legion a donation equal to a percentage of the funds you invest in the account. To date this scheme has raised a massive £6.7million for The Poppy Appeal. Read More...

Chorley & District BS launch slick 6 month bond

Updated: 25th October 2012 - First Published: 22nd October 2012 A new bond has been launched by Chorley & District Building Society providing savers with a competitive return over a short-term period. Read More...

Vanquis Bank boosts High Yield rate

Updated: 19th October 2012 - First Published: 19th October 2012 Rate increases to its High Yield account range has resulted in Vanquis Bank’s 3 year fixed rate bond storming into the best buy tables. Read More...

Household income rises

Updated: 15th October 2012 - First Published: 15th October 2012 New figures reveal that household income increased by £69 in the second quarter of the year, mainly due to the drop in inflation. Read More...

13 top monthly interest savings accounts

Updated: 28th March 2017 - First Published: 12th October 2012 Monthly interest savings accounts allow you to get a regular income from your cash. Find out which accounts pay the highest and how to maximise your earnings. Read More...

Attractive online rate launched by Skipton BS

Updated: 12th October 2012 - First Published: 11th October 2012 Skipton Building Society has launched a competitive no notice deal to savers with deposits of at least £1,000. Read More...

Britannia and Co-op unveil top five year deal

Updated: 04th October 2012 - First Published: 03rd October 2012 Rate reductions have seen Britannia and The Co-operative Bank soar to the top of the five-year fixed rate market. Read More...

Over 50s failing to make regular savings

Updated: 03rd October 2012 - First Published: 03rd October 2012 A worrying number of people aged 50 and over are not making adequate provisions for their future, despite expressing concerns about their finances and retirement. Read More...

Fixed savings rates take a nose-dive

Updated: 03rd October 2012 - First Published: 03rd October 2012 Fixed rate bonds, dubbed the ‘darling of the savings world’, appear to be losing some of their charm, according to latest research by Moneyfacts.co.uk. Read More...

M&S Bank launches 6% savings rate

Updated: 04th August 2017 - First Published: 01st October 2012 M&S Bank has launched its Monthly Saver account available to customers with an M&S Premium Current Account. Read More...

Is now the time to fix your savings rate?

Updated: 01st May 2014 - First Published: 28th September 2012 With some forecasters predicting interest rate cuts by November 2012, we look at the pros and cons of fixing your savings rate. Read More...

Younger generation driving upturn in savings habit

Updated: 24th September 2012 - First Published: 24th September 2012 People in the UK are saving an average of 7.17% of their monthly income, with young people and women driving the turnaround. Read More...

Buckinghamshire BS unveils new bond

Updated: 20th September 2012 - First Published: 19th September 2012 Buckinghamshire Building Society has launched its latest three year bond, available to savers with deposits of £1,000 or more. Read More...

Top tracker bond launched by Chorley & District BS

Updated: 19th October 2017 - First Published: 18th September 2012 Chorley & District Building Society has launched a variable one year tracker bond, paying a market leading rate of 3.25%. Read More...

National Counties BS stands tall with new rate

Updated: 05th March 2015 - First Published: 18th September 2012 National Counties Building Society has increased its 1st Issue Online Saver rate to a highly competitive 2.75%. Read More...

Top ISA from Bank of Cyprus UK

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 14th September 2012 Bank of Cyprus UK has reviewed its fixed rate ISA range, which sees all rates reduced by 0.1%. Despite this, the one-year option still remains one of the top products at this term. Read More...

Marsden BS relaunches eSaver 95 account

Updated: 03rd May 2017 - First Published: 12th September 2012 Marsden Building Society has reinstated its eSaver notice account, available to savers with deposits of £5,000 and over. Read More...

Close Brothers Savings launches glittering bond

Updated: 10th September 2012 - First Published: 10th September 2012 Close Brothers Savings has launched its competitive two-year fixed rate Premium Gold bond, available to savers with deposits of £10,000 or more. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Bank unveils cool new savings rate

Updated: 04th September 2012 - First Published: 04th September 2012 Sainsbury’s Bank has launched a highly competitive variable rate of 2.90% to savers with deposits of £5,000 or more. Read More...

Have you noticed notice accounts?

Updated: 01st May 2014 - First Published: 31st August 2012 Notice accounts are a good hedge at present if you’re unsure what to do with your savings. The best notice account pays 3.35% - just 0.10% less than the top 1 year fixed rate bond, but 0.28% more than the best easy access account. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Bank rewards high deposit investors

Updated: 30th August 2012 - First Published: 30th August 2012 Sainsbury’s Bank has launched a competitive one year Fixed Rate Saver, aimed at savers with at least £5,000 to invest. Read More...

Savers ‘numbed’ by low interest rates

Updated: 29th August 2012 - First Published: 29th August 2012 New research by Moneyfacts.co.uk has revealed the dramatic difference in savings returns compared to five years ago. Read More...

FirstSave tops one year bond market

Updated: 28th August 2012 - First Published: 23rd August 2012 FirstSave’s new one year internet bond has leapt into pole position with a highly competitive rate of 3.45% on maturity. Read More...

Rail fares rise, while savings rates are eroded

Updated: 21st August 2012 - First Published: 21st August 2012 As savings pots continue to be eroded by relentlessly high inflation, the cost of living gets even tougher. Read More...

Islamic Bank of Britain bond scores high

Updated: 28th August 2012 - First Published: 17th August 2012 Islamic Bank of Britain has launched a new Sharia’a Compliant Fixed Term Deposit paying a quarterly indicative profit rate of 3.70% for twenty-four months. Read More...

Top business account launched by Shawbrook Bank

Updated: 16th August 2012 - First Published: 16th August 2012 Shawbrook Bank has launched an attractive variable notice account for its business customers. Read More...

Mansfield BS triumphs with variable bond

Updated: 15th August 2012 - First Published: 15th August 2012 Mansfield Building Society has increased its 1 Year Variable Rate Bond to a market-leading rate of 3.00%. Read More...

Chorley & District BS tracker bond aims high

Updated: 13th August 2012 - First Published: 13th August 2012 Chorley & District Building Society has launched a competitive two year tracker bond. Read More...

Nationwide flexes its muscles with new rate

Updated: 10th August 2012 - First Published: 10th August 2012 Nationwide Building Society has launched the Flexclusive Regular Saver account paying an impressive annual rate of 6.00% to existing FlexAccount holders. Read More...

Shawbrook Bank unveils competitive bond

Updated: 09th August 2012 - First Published: 09th August 2012 Shawbrook Bank has launched a competitive two year bond paying a monthly rate of 3.74%. Read More...

SAGA storms market with two year bond

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 08th August 2012 SAGA has launched a new issue of its 2 Year Fixed Rate Savings bond paying a highly competitive rate of 3.80% to savers aged 50 and over. Read More...

New United Trust Bank bond stands tall

Updated: 09th October 2017 - First Published: 08th August 2012 New United Trust Bank bond stands tall Read More...

FirstSave launches feisty fixed rate bond

Updated: 09th August 2012 - First Published: 07th August 2012 FirstSave has launched the Postal 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond paying a competitive 3.25% on maturity. Read More...

Aldermore 1 year bond increases

Updated: 24th August 2012 - First Published: 01st August 2012 Aldermore has increased the rate on its 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond Account by 0.30%. Read More...

Secure Trust Bank bond hits top spot

Updated: 01st August 2012 - First Published: 01st August 2012 Secure Trust Bank has launched a market-leading three year bond paying 4.01% to savers with deposits between £1,000 and £1 million. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Bank swoops into top 5 with bond

Updated: 24th August 2012 - First Published: 31st July 2012 Sainsbury’s Bank has launched a competitive new two year bond paying 3.65% on its anniversary. Read More...

Vanquis Bank increases High Yield rate

Updated: 18th December 2012 - First Published: 27th July 2012 Vanquis Bank has increased the rate on its High Yield three year bond to 3.86%, nudging it into the top five of the bond sector. Read More...

Derbyshire BS extends NetSaver bonus

Updated: 27th July 2012 - First Published: 27th July 2012 Derbyshire Building Society has extended the bonus on its Derbyshire NetSaver account. Read More...

Chorley & District BS charms with regular saver

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 26th July 2012 Chorley & District BS has launched the Childrens Foxley Regular Saver (Issue 1), paying a highly competitive annual rate of 4.00%. Read More...

Chorley & District BS launches hot summertime rate

Updated: 25th July 2012 - First Published: 25th July 2012 Chorley & District Building Society has launched the latest issue of it Summertime Saver account. Read More...

Islamic Bank of Britain boosts fixed rate

Updated: 23rd July 2012 - First Published: 23rd July 2012 The Islamic Bank of Britain’s Sharia’a Compliant Fixed Term Deposit rate for 24 months has increased by 0.95%. Read More...

Close Brothers increases one year bond rate

Updated: 23rd July 2012 - First Published: 23rd July 2012 Close Brothers Savings has increased the rate on its 1 Year Select Gold Fixed Term Account by 0.05%. Read More...

It takes two to help a savings dream come true

Updated: 23rd July 2012 - First Published: 23rd July 2012 As the song goes, it takes two to make a dream come true. This also appears to be the case when it comes to achieving savings goals. Read More...

Post Office returns to easy access market

Updated: 20th July 2012 - First Published: 20th July 2012 Following a brief absence from the easy access market, the Post Office has launched the Online Saver Issue 6 account paying a highly competitive rate of 3.01%, including a bonus of 1.36% for twelve months. Read More...

krbs debuts Regular Savings account

Updated: 19th July 2012 - First Published: 19th July 2012 krbs has launched the Regular Savings account paying a highly competitive rate of 4.00% on maturity. Read More...

AA launches two year bond

Updated: 19th July 2012 - First Published: 17th July 2012 The AA has launched a competitive two year bond paying 3.80% on its anniversary. Read More...

Inflation falls to 2.4%

Updated: 17th July 2012 - First Published: 17th July 2012 The rate of inflation fell to 2.4% last month, its lowest level since November 2009, giving the nation's savers a well needed boost. Read More...

New business bonds from NatWest and RBS

Updated: 13th July 2012 - First Published: 13th July 2012 A new issue of the one year Unbreakable Fixed Rate Deposit account has been launched paying a highly competitive rate of 3.00% on maturity. Read More...

Cheshire BS launches new loyalty bond

Updated: 13th July 2012 - First Published: 13th July 2012 A new 18 month bond has been launched by Cheshire Building Society paying a market leading 3.70% on maturity. Read More...

Nationwide BS offers new two year Loyalty Bond

Updated: 18th May 2017 - First Published: 12th July 2012 Nationwide Building Society is offering its existing customers a new 2 Year Fixed Rate Loyalty Bond paying an annual rate of 3.80%. A monthly rate is also available at 3.70%. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Bank storms ahead with new bond

Updated: 11th July 2012 - First Published: 11th July 2012 Sainsbury’s Bank has increased the rate on its three year Fixed Rate Saver to a highly competitive 3.85%. Read More...

Platinum savings rate from Manchester BS

Updated: 10th July 2012 - First Published: 10th July 2012 The new Platinum Instant ISA Issue 1 from Manchester Building Society pays a rate of 3.06% with an introductory bonus of 1.05% for twelve months, to savers with a minimum deposit of £1,000. Read More...

Rate increase boosts SAGA’s telephone account

Updated: 02nd June 2017 - First Published: 10th July 2012 A rate increase sees the Telephone Saver Issue 5 account sitting comfortably towards the top of the over 50s market. Read More...

Britannia ISA rise for current account customers

Updated: 10th July 2012 - First Published: 09th July 2012 The rate on Britannia’s one year Fixed Rate Cash ISA has increased by 0.30%. Paying a new fixed rate of 3.20%, this ISA is only available to Britannia customers with existing current accounts. Read More...

Mansfield BS offers youngsters great ISA rate

Updated: 10th July 2012 - First Published: 09th July 2012 Mansfield Building Society’s Cash Junior ISA has been increased by 0.45% to a competitive new annual rate of 3.05%. Read More...

Chelsea BS launches new fixed rate

Updated: 06th July 2012 - First Published: 06th July 2012 Chelsea Building Society has launched an attractive new fixed rate bond paying a rate of 3.55% until 31.8.13. Read More...

AA offers ‘very, very’ nice online deal

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 06th July 2012 AA offers ‘very, very’ nice online deal Read More...

ING Direct boosts bonus rate

Updated: 05th March 2015 - First Published: 06th July 2012 A rate increase of 0.05% means the ING Direct Savings Account now offers an appealing monthly rate of 3.19%, including a bonus of 2.69% for twelve months. Read More...

Bank of Cyprus launches business bond

Updated: 06th July 2012 - First Published: 06th July 2012 A new 15 month fixed Business Bond has been launched by Bank of Cyprus UK, paying an attractive rate of 3.46% on maturity. Read More...

Competitive new bond from Barnsley BS

Updated: 06th July 2012 - First Published: 06th July 2012 Barnsley Building Society has launched an attractive new one year bond paying a rate of 3.55% on maturity. Read More...

Santander boosts business bond

Updated: 05th July 2012 - First Published: 05th July 2012 Santander has increased the rate on its 12 Month Business Bond to a competitive 3.20%. Read More...

Manchester BS launches business account

Updated: 06th July 2012 - First Published: 05th July 2012 Manchester Building Society has launched the new Business Notice account paying a competitive annual rate of 2.11%. Read More...

Saffron BS increases rate for Solicitors Online

Updated: 04th July 2012 - First Published: 04th July 2012 A rate increase of 0.55% sees the Solicitors Online Reserve account paying a competitive new return of 2.30%. Read More...

Act fast to bag the best bond

Updated: 04th July 2012 - First Published: 04th July 2012 Research by Moneyfacts.co.uk has revealed that the length of time a fixed rate bond is on the market for has fallen to just 30 days. Read More...

GE Capital Direct increases no notice rate

Updated: 04th July 2012 - First Published: 04th July 2012 A new issue of the Bonus Saver account has been launched by GE Capital Direct. Read More...

New Manchester BS rate storms notice market

Updated: 03rd July 2012 - First Published: 03rd July 2012 Manchester Building Society has launched a new issue of its Platinum Notice account paying a market-leading rate of 3.36% including an introductory bonus of 2.00% for twelve months. Read More...

Saffron BS online account tops market

Updated: 04th July 2012 - First Published: 03rd July 2012 Saffron Building Society’s latest issue of the popular eSaver account has headed straight for the top of the online savings market. Read More...

Secure Trust Bank launches competitive notice deal

Updated: 03rd July 2012 - First Published: 03rd July 2012 Secure Trust Bank has launched a new highly competitive notice account paying 2.97% per quarter. Read More...

Halifax boosts online bond rate

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 03rd July 2012 Halifax has increased the rate on its Fixed Online Saver bond by 0.25%. Read More...

Close Brothers one year bond rate boosted

Updated: 02nd July 2012 - First Published: 02nd July 2012 Close Brothers Savings has boosted its position in the short-term bond market with a rate increase of 0.15% to its Select Gold Fixed Account. Read More...

Millions have lost track of their savings

Updated: 27th June 2012 - First Published: 27th June 2012 More than seven million people have lost track of some of their savings, new research has revealed. Read More...

Eleven million adults have no savings

Updated: 06th June 2017 - First Published: 25th June 2012 Some 11 million adults in the UK have absolutely no money deposited in savings, worrying new research has found. Read More...

Long term investors face savings ‘precipice’

Updated: 19th June 2012 - First Published: 19th June 2012 Longer term fixed rate investors in the UK are again facing a savings precipice this year when they come to reinvest, as rates for long term products continue to fall. Read More...

Put savers first, urges think-tank

Updated: 15th June 2012 - First Published: 15th June 2012 A hard-hitting report has called for a complete overhaul of the savings industry, in order to cultivate a positive long-term savings culture in the UK before it is too late. Read More...

AA fixes it for savers

Updated: 15th June 2012 - First Published: 15th June 2012 The AA has delivered some good news to savers by increasing the rate on its Two Year Fixed Rate Bond. Read More...

Plans set out to ring-fence savings

Updated: 14th June 2012 - First Published: 14th June 2012 The Government has set out plans to ring-fence consumers’ savings from riskier operations, it was announced today. Read More...

Nationwide launches ‘SavingsWatch’

Updated: 23rd June 2017 - First Published: 14th June 2012 Nationwide Building Society has launched a new email and text alert service to advise its customers of rate changes and product launches. Read More...

Julian Hodge ups savings rates

Updated: 07th June 2012 - First Published: 07th June 2012 Julian Hodge Bank has reviewed its savings range, with ISA, bond and business rates rising by up to 0.25%. Read More...

FSCS to protect Bank of Cyprus UK

Updated: 06th June 2012 - First Published: 06th June 2012 British savers with funds invested with the UK arm of Bank of Cyprus will from July have their money protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Read More...

ING Direct increases instant savings rate

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 01st June 2012 ING Direct has improved its popular no notice account by the way of a small rate increase. Read More...

BM Savings launches two and three year accounts

Updated: 01st June 2012 - First Published: 01st June 2012 A review by BM Savings has seen the provider expanding its fixed rate portfolio with the launch of new two and three year internet options. Read More...

FSCS warning over copy-cat

Updated: 01st June 2012 - First Published: 01st June 2012 The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has warned consumers that a claims management company is using its initials in its online advertising. Read More...

Average one year bond rate falls

Updated: 30th May 2012 - First Published: 30th May 2012 Savers looking to invest their money for a year are facing the lowest average rates for more than a year, Moneyfacts.co.uk research has found. Read More...

Melton Mowbray launches one-year bond

Updated: 29th May 2012 - First Published: 29th May 2012 Melton Mowbray Building Society has extended its fixed rate savings portfolio by launching a one-year bond. Read More...

Banks ordered to better publicise saver protection

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 28th May 2012 Banks, building societies and credit unions will soon have to prominently display posters and stickers in branches and on websites explaining which deposit guarantee scheme applies to their customers’ deposits. Read More...

Virgin Money ups one year bond rate

Updated: 19th June 2017 - First Published: 23rd May 2012 Virgin Money has reviewed its fixed rate savings options, significantly improving its one year fixed rate bond and ISA. Read More...

Ulster Bank improves Direct Saver terms

Updated: 21st May 2012 - First Published: 21st May 2012 Ulster Bank has improved its Direct Saver account by upping the rate of interest and cutting the minimum investment. Read More...

Savers urged to consider regular contributions

Updated: 21st May 2012 - First Published: 21st May 2012 Savers setting up monthly payments into their savings accounts are getting ahead of the game when it comes to building up a nest egg. Read More...

Take note of Hanley Economic notice account

Updated: 10th May 2012 - First Published: 10th May 2012 Hanley Economic BS has extended its savings portfolio with the launch of a 180 day notice account. Read More...

Close Brothers launches three year account

Updated: 09th May 2012 - First Published: 08th May 2012 Close Brothers Savings adds to its fixed rate portfolio with the launch of a three year offering. Read More...

Savers face great ISA split

Updated: 12th July 2017 - First Published: 02nd May 2012 Cash ISA savers are increasingly having to invest in more than one account to take advantage of the best rates, research by Moneyfacts.co.uk has found. Read More...

Yorkshire Bank offers 95% LTV mortgage

Updated: 03rd May 2012 - First Published: 01st May 2012 Yorkshire Bank has made its 95% loan-to-value mortgage even more attractive by reducing its interest rate. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Bank ups three year rate

Updated: 14th February 2013 - First Published: 01st May 2012 Sainsbury’s Bank has improved its three year fixed rate savings bond account. Read More...

Skipton BS improves E-Bond rate

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 01st May 2012 Skipton Building Society has reviewed its fixed rate account range, with the one year product the pick of the bunch. Read More...

Notice savings rates hit three year high

Updated: 04th May 2012 - First Published: 30th April 2012 Savers investing their money into notice accounts are currently enjoying the best rates for three years, Moneyfacts.co.uk research has found. Read More...

Tesco Bank increases Fixed Saver rate

Updated: 05th December 2017 - First Published: 27th April 2012 Tesco Bank has increased the rate paid on its one year Fixed Rate Saver account. Read More...

Newcastle BS impresses with Sir Bob account

Updated: 25th April 2012 - First Published: 25th April 2012 Newcastle BS has launched an instant access account to complement the recently launched Cash ISA version. Read More...

Scottish BS launches two year Scot Bond

Updated: 25th April 2012 - First Published: 24th April 2012 Scottish Building Society has re-entered the two year fixed market with the launch of its competitive Scot Bond. Read More...

United National Bank increases one year rate

Updated: 23rd April 2012 - First Published: 23rd April 2012 United National Bank has improved its one year fixed rate account by 0.15%. Read More...

New E-Saver from N&P

Updated: 23rd April 2012 - First Published: 23rd April 2012 Norwich & Peterborough BS has launched a new issue of its popular E-Saver, paying a rate of 2.50%. Read More...

AA launches long term savings account

Updated: 23rd April 2012 - First Published: 23rd April 2012 AA has launched a new five year bond that is likely to catch the eye of savers looking to tie up their funds for the long term. Read More...

Mind the no notice account trap

Updated: 19th April 2012 - First Published: 19th April 2012 Savers with money invested in no notice accounts have been warned that they could unwittingly cause their interest rate to take a dive. Read More...

Product focus: No notice accounts for over 50s

Updated: 18th April 2012 - First Published: 18th April 2012 A range of savings accounts are available which do not require advance notice to access funds. Read More...

Short term bond rates increase

Updated: 18th April 2012 - First Published: 18th April 2012 Short term savers are being offered their best rates of return for many months, new Moneyfacts.co.uk research has found. Read More...

Yorkshire Bank unveils 3.20% ISA

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 18th April 2012 The latest ISA review from Yorkshire Bank has seen the launch of a highly competitive fixed rate ISA paying 3.20%. Read More...

Monmouthshire BS launches escalator bond

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 18th April 2012 Monmouthshire Building Society has re-entered the very limited escalator bond market with a highly competitive three year option. Read More...

Cash ISA investors to save billions this year

Updated: 16th April 2012 - First Published: 16th April 2012 Cash ISA investors are planning to save tens of billions of pounds this year, taking advantage of their tax free allowances. Read More...

Product focus: Fixed rate ISAs

Updated: 13th April 2012 - First Published: 13th April 2012 Fixed rate ISAs are a popular way to achieve a tax-free return on savings, however, investors must be willing to lock funds away the duration of the term. Read More...

ING Direct improves instant access account

Updated: 06th August 2012 - First Published: 13th April 2012 ING Direct has improved its instant access savings account for new customers. Read More...

Yorkshire BS unveils 18 month savings account

Updated: 13th April 2012 - First Published: 13th April 2012 Yorkshire Building Society has launched a new 18 month bond offering a competitive rate. Read More...

AA reintroduces popular internet ISA

Updated: 11th April 2012 - First Published: 11th April 2012 An ISA review by the AA has seen the reintroduction of its popular internet ISA. Read More...

Double ISA delight at Coventry BS

Updated: 05th April 2012 - First Published: 05th April 2012 Coventry BS has expanded its savings portfolio with the launch of a 60 day notice ISA and a Junior Cash ISA. Read More...

Sainsbury’s launches 2.75% variable account

Updated: 10th April 2012 - First Published: 05th April 2012 Sainsbury’s Bank has extended its current savings range with the launch of a new no notice variable account. Read More...

Product focus: No notice bonus accounts

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 04th April 2012 The average no notice savings rate is currently at 1.00%, the highest level since February 2009. Read More...

Product focus: Variable rate over 50s accounts

Updated: 03rd April 2012 - First Published: 03rd April 2012 A large number of savings providers offer accounts designed specifically for senior investors, ranging from easy access to fixed rate bonds. Read More...

Britons look to improve their savings habits

Updated: 03rd April 2012 - First Published: 03rd April 2012 Britons looked to get their savings back on track last winter, with the amount we’re putting aside increasing for the first time in six months. Read More...

Tax-free interest warning as ISA deadline nears

Updated: 02nd April 2012 - First Published: 02nd April 2012 Savers have been warned they could be missing out on as much as £242 million of tax-free interest because they leave spare cash sitting in their current accounts rather than putting it into an ISA. Read More...

Nottingham BS launches variable online saver

Updated: 30th March 2012 - First Published: 30th March 2012 Nottingham Building Society has launched a new issue of its popular internet account. Read More...

Fire up children’s savings with Furness BS

Updated: 30th March 2012 - First Published: 30th March 2012 Furness Building Society has fired up its children’s savings rates with increases to both its Junior ISA and Child Trust Fund accounts. Read More...

Newbury BS launches 3.05% cash ISA

Updated: 29th March 2012 - First Published: 29th March 2012 Newbury Building Society has launched a new cash ISA paying a top ten rate for a year term. Read More...

Suffering goes on for short-term savers

Updated: 29th March 2012 - First Published: 29th March 2012 More than three years on from the base rate of interest hitting its historical low, short-term savers continue to feel the pinch, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk has found. Read More...

BM Savings increases postal rate

Updated: 28th March 2012 - First Published: 28th March 2012 BM Savings has increased the rate available on its popular two year postal bond. Read More...

Parents and grandparents eye ‘JISA’ contributions

Updated: 03rd October 2017 - First Published: 27th March 2012 Thousands of parents and grandparents plan to pay into Junior ISAs in the coming tax year. Read More...

Product focus: Monthly interest accounts

Updated: 27th March 2012 - First Published: 23rd March 2012 Savings accounts paying interest on a monthly basis are a popular choice with many savers, as they can be used to supplement income. Read More...

National Counties launches Online Saver

Updated: 22nd March 2012 - First Published: 22nd March 2012 National Counties BS has entered the highly competitive internet market with the launch of a straightforward Online Saver. Read More...

AA launches 3.50% Postal ISA

Updated: 22nd March 2012 - First Published: 22nd March 2012 AA has launched a new postal ISA that offers savers a top rate of 3.50%. Read More...

Savers shift their focus to fixed rates

Updated: 22nd March 2012 - First Published: 22nd March 2012 Britons are increasingly changing their savings habits, moving away from variable accounts and opting for the security of fixed rates. Read More...

Top honours for Cambridge BS internet account

Updated: 18th December 2012 - First Published: 22nd March 2012 Cambridge Building Society has increased a number of its internet account rates, with its three year offering the pick of the bunch. Read More...

Cheshire BS further increases ISA rate

Updated: 22nd March 2012 - First Published: 22nd March 2012 Cheshire BS has further increased the rate of Direct Cash ISA, regaining its place as the market leader. Read More...

Open up ‘JISA’ access, Government urged

Updated: 20th March 2012 - First Published: 20th March 2012 The current restrictions on Junior ISA accounts should be lifted, the Government is being urged. Read More...

Aldermore increases one year bond rate

Updated: 20th March 2012 - First Published: 20th March 2012 Aldermore has increased its one year fixed rate account to an eye catching 3.45% yearly (3.40% monthly). Read More...

Grab an ISA bonus with Skipton BS

Updated: 20th March 2012 - First Published: 20th March 2012 Skipton BS has added to its ISA range with a new variable rate account that offers savers a bonus. Read More...

Time running out to use 2011/12 ISA allowance

Updated: 12th April 2012 - First Published: 19th March 2012 Time is running out for savers to maximise their ISA allowance for the 2011/12 financial year. Read More...

UK savers hit by paltry savings interest

Updated: 15th March 2012 - First Published: 15th March 2012 UK savers are missing out on the chance of billions of pounds in interest each year by failing to switch their savings accounts. Read More...

Product focus: Variable cash ISAs

Updated: 15th March 2012 - First Published: 15th March 2012 The ISA season has gathered pace with a host of providers launching their latest tax-free accounts. Read More...

Savers getting an ISA bonus – but only for a year

Updated: 15th March 2012 - First Published: 15th March 2012 Providers are increasingly looking to boost rates of interest on offer from variable cash ISAs by including introductory bonuses, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk has found. Read More...

Cash ISA transfer time much improved

Updated: 19th December 2012 - First Published: 14th March 2012 The speed of ISA transfers has improved significantly since the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ordered action to be taken two years ago. Read More...

AA smoothes the road to 3.50% ISA savings

Updated: 13th March 2012 - First Published: 13th March 2012 With the ISA season in full swing, AA has forced its way to the top of the cash market, with it AA Internet Access ISA now offering a rate of 3.50%. Read More...

Manchester BS increases Platinum rate

Updated: 13th March 2012 - First Published: 13th March 2012 Manchester Building Society has increased the rate offered by its Platinum Instant Issue account. Read More...

Savers forgoing half a billion in interest

Updated: 12th March 2012 - First Published: 12th March 2012 Savers are forgoing half a billion pounds in interest each year by not fully utilising their ISA allowances. Read More...

Coventry BS leads the way with 3.15% savings rate

Updated: 09th March 2012 - First Published: 09th March 2012 Coventry BS has expanded its variable rate savings portfolio with the launch of this market-leading no notice internet account. Read More...

BSA calls for increase in cash ISA limits

Updated: 06th March 2012 - First Published: 06th March 2012 The Building Societies Association (BSA) has called for the savings market to be given a boost by increasing the amount of money people can invest in cash ISAs. Read More...

NatWest increases E-ISA rate

Updated: 06th March 2012 - First Published: 06th March 2012 NatWest has increased the rate paid by its only ISA account, with the introduction of a 1.00% bonus. Read More...

Go Direct with Santander for top ISA returns

Updated: 06th March 2012 - First Published: 06th March 2012 Santander has reviewed both its fixed and variable rate accounts, with rates increasing markedly. Read More...

Halifax makes wholesale ISA improvements

Updated: 06th March 2012 - First Published: 06th March 2012 Halifax has increased the rates available on a number of its ISA accounts. Read More...

Improved ISA rate from Cheshire BS is a bonus

Updated: 02nd March 2012 - First Published: 02nd March 2012 With the ISA season in its early days, Cheshire BS has conducted a review of its tax efficient accounts. Read More...

Leeds BS launches 2.90% no notice account

Updated: 02nd March 2012 - First Published: 02nd March 2012 Leeds BS has launched a new savings account that will appeal to those happy to bank via the postal system. Read More...

Skipton BS raises one year stakes

Updated: 02nd March 2012 - First Published: 02nd March 2012 Skipton BS has increased the rate paid on its one year internet bond. Read More...

Is Nationwide’s MySave Online Plus right for you?

Updated: 19th December 2016 - First Published: 01st March 2012 Nationwide’s MySave Online Plus is a popular option for savers needing easy access to their cash. But is this savings account right for you? Read More...

Gap narrows between fixed and instant savings

Updated: 01st March 2012 - First Published: 01st March 2012 Savers are missing out on millions of pounds in interest by choosing instant savings accounts instead of fixed products – but the gap is narrowing. Read More...

Skipton BS reveals a nicer JISA

Updated: 28th February 2012 - First Published: 28th February 2012 Skipton BS has upped the rate payable on its Junior ISA to a market-leading 3.02%. Read More...

Manchester BS makes instant savings impression

Updated: 28th February 2012 - First Published: 28th February 2012 Manchester BS has made a great impression with its new instant access account. Read More...

Cahoot re-enters fixed rate bond fray

Updated: 28th February 2012 - First Published: 28th February 2012 Cahoot has re-entered the fixed rate savings fray with the launch of a short term bond. Read More...

Saving pots hit three-year low

Updated: 28th February 2012 - First Published: 28th February 2012 Last year saw Brits battle to build up their savings pots, leaving each saver £260 worse off compared to 2010. Read More...

Home cash hoarders warned of dangers

Updated: 27th February 2012 - First Published: 27th February 2012 More than £5.6 billion in cash is currently being kept in homes around the UK because people think it is safer there than in a bank. Read More...

Vanquis Bank increases one year bond rate

Updated: 21st February 2012 - First Published: 21st February 2012 Vanquis Bank has increased the rate paid on its one year bond, taking it to the top of its class. Read More...

Manchester BS launches variable account to savour

Updated: 21st February 2012 - First Published: 21st February 2012 Manchester BS has expanded its variable rate savings portfolio with the launch of a 35 day notice account. Read More...

Nationwide gives online savers an ISA boost

Updated: 17th February 2012 - First Published: 17th February 2012 Nationwide has delivered a welcome boost to savers by revamping its ISA range. Read More...

Skipton BS fixes it for savers

Updated: 17th February 2012 - First Published: 17th February 2012 Skipton BS has reviewed the rates payable on its fixed rate savings accounts to positive effect. Read More...

Leeds BS makes positive ISA move

Updated: 17th February 2012 - First Published: 17th February 2012 Leeds BS has made a significant move in the ISA market by increasing the rate on its one year deal by 0.75%. Read More...

Product focus: Instant access accounts

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 16th February 2012 Savers looking for short-term access to money will be best suited to an instant access savings account. Read More...

BoE tips inflation to hit 2% target by year-end

Updated: 15th February 2012 - First Published: 15th February 2012 The Bank of England believes inflation will slow to its 2% target by the end of this year and drop to 1.8% by 2014. Read More...

Aldermore takes top ISA marks

Updated: 17th February 2012 - First Published: 15th February 2012 Aldermore has revamped its short-term savings range to startling effect. Read More...

Derbyshire makes winning internet account return

Updated: 15th February 2012 - First Published: 14th February 2012 Derbyshire BS has made a welcome return to the internet savings market with the launch of a new issue of its popular NetSaver account. Read More...

Savers receive welcome lift as inflation slips low

Updated: 14th February 2012 - First Published: 14th February 2012 Savers have received a welcome boost after inflation dropped lower in January. Read More...

Lloyds TSB takes Cash Junior ISA bow

Updated: 13th February 2012 - First Published: 13th February 2012 Lloyds TSB has made a grand Junior ISA entrance with an account sure to appeal to young savers everywhere. Read More...

‘Squeezed middle’ in savings struggle

Updated: 13th February 2012 - First Published: 13th February 2012 The ‘squeezed middle’ are facing an uphill struggle to try and grow their savings pots, new research has revealed. Read More...

M&S Money launches 3.00% ISA

Updated: 10th February 2012 - First Published: 10th February 2012 Marks & Spencer Money has made a play for ISA customers with the launch of a new straight forward account which pays a cracking rate. Read More...

Product focus: Long-term savings accounts

Updated: 09th February 2012 - First Published: 09th February 2012 Long term fixed rate bonds tend to pay some of the more competitive rates in the market. Read More...

Allied Irish Bank launches Easy Access account

Updated: 30th May 2017 - First Published: 07th February 2012 Allied Irish Bank (GB) has expanded its savings portfolio with the addition of a new no notice account. Read More...

Close Brothers launches two new savings accounts

Updated: 07th February 2012 - First Published: 07th February 2012 Close Brothers Savings re-enters the savings market after a short absence with the launch of two new accounts. Read More...

6 Great easy access savings accounts (no bonus)

Updated: 07th November 2017 - First Published: 03rd February 2012 Check out the top 6 easy access savings accounts that don’t have an introductory bonus (including a review of each). Read More...

NatWest relaunches Preferential Rate ISAs

Updated: 03rd February 2012 - First Published: 02nd February 2012 NatWest has relaunched two of its ISAs which allow savers to transfer in their existing funds from another provider. Read More...

Virgin Money launches 3.00% one year ISA

Updated: 03rd February 2012 - First Published: 02nd February 2012 Following the acquisition of Northern Rock, Virgin Money has launched a string of new savings accounts, including an eye-catching one year ISA. Read More...

Double savings delight from FirstSave

Updated: 03rd February 2012 - First Published: 01st February 2012 FirstSave has launched a couple of new savings bond accounts that are sure to attract the attention of savers looking to fix. Read More...

Get a nicer ISA from Cheshire BS

Updated: 03rd February 2012 - First Published: 01st February 2012 Cheshire BS has expanded its savings portfolio with the launch of a new variable rate ISA. Read More...

8 inflation-beating savings accounts for taxpayers

Updated: 05th June 2017 - First Published: 27th January 2012 Beating inflation is no mean feat at the moment. There are only 8 savings accounts that negate the effects of tax and inflation – and they’re all cash ISAs! Read More...

Men winning the battle of the savings sexes

Updated: 25th January 2012 - First Published: 25th January 2012 Men are winning the battle of the sexes when it comes to saving money for a rainy day. Read More...

NS&I moves to stem customer deposits

Updated: 25th January 2012 - First Published: 25th January 2012 National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has cut the rate of its main savings account to stem deposits made by customers. Read More...

Product focus: Notice accounts

Updated: 08th November 2017 - First Published: 23rd January 2012 A growing number of savings accounts include introductory bonuses, which can help to boost the initial rate. Read More...

Households put brakes on spending

Updated: 23rd January 2012 - First Published: 23rd January 2012 Growing pessimism about the state of their finances means a third of Britons plan to cut back on their spending this year, a new survey has revealed. Read More...

2 savings account corkers from Shawbrook Bank

Updated: 25th May 2017 - First Published: 20th January 2012 Shawbrook Bank is currently offering 2 corking notice savings accounts. The top rate pays just 0.15% less than the best 1 year fixed rate bond! Read More...

Teachers BS heads towards top of savings class

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 19th January 2012 Teachers BS has launched a new issue of its Reward Saver with an improved rate. Read More...

Wesleyan Bank boosts bond rates

Updated: 19th January 2012 - First Published: 19th January 2012 Wesleyan Bank has reviewed the rates payable on its one and two year bonds for the better. Read More...

Product focus: No notice accounts

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 18th January 2012 No notice savings accounts may be best suited to investors who need short-term access to their funds without incurring penalties. Read More...

Melton Mowbray gets top notice account marks

Updated: 18th January 2012 - First Published: 18th January 2012 Melton Mowbray BS has been awarded top marks after raising the rate payable on its popular Online 100 Day Notice account. Read More...

Skipton BS does it for the kids

Updated: 03rd July 2017 - First Published: 17th January 2012 Skipton BS is doing its bit for the kids by increasing the rate on its children's savings account. Read More...

Savers’ struggles persist despite inflation fall

Updated: 17th January 2012 - First Published: 17th January 2012 Savers’ struggles to find an inflation-beating savings account are set to continue despite inflation seeing its largest monthly fall since April 2009 during December. Read More...

BM Savings introduces new variable account

Updated: 11th January 2012 - First Published: 11th January 2012 BM Savings has replaced its straightforward internet account with a bonus option with tiered rates and an increased minimum investment. Read More...

Five year bond rates sail to six month high

Updated: 11th January 2012 - First Published: 11th January 2012 Returns paid on long-term savings accounts have hit their highest level for six months, research by Moneyfacts.co.uk has found. Read More...

Mansfield BS increases Postal Premium rate

Updated: 11th January 2012 - First Published: 11th January 2012 Mansfield BS has increased the rate paid on its Postal Premium account Read More...

Britons losing the savings habit

Updated: 10th January 2012 - First Published: 10th January 2012 Many Britons have lost the savings habit so much that they would struggle to make the weekend on their savings pot. Read More...

Post Office launches new Reward Saver

Updated: 19th May 2017 - First Published: 10th January 2012 The Post Office has launched a new issue of its Reward Saver, paying improved rates. Read More...

Wesleyan Bank re-enters fixed market with a bang

Updated: 18th December 2012 - First Published: 06th January 2012 Wesleyan Bank has re-entered the fixed rate market after an absence of just over five months with the launch of this range of fixed term deposits to suit all needs. Read More...

Virgin Money delivers with no notice accounts

Updated: 03rd February 2012 - First Published: 06th January 2012 Following the acquisition of Northern Rock, Virgin Money has launched a new variable rate savings account range paying 2.85%. Read More...

Allied Irish Bank (GB) increases no notice rate

Updated: 10th November 2017 - First Published: 05th January 2012 Allied Irish Bank (GB) has increased the rate paid by one of its no notice accounts. Read More...

Widespread unawareness of new savings rules

Updated: 03rd January 2012 - First Published: 03rd January 2012 There is widespread unawareness of savings rules that were introduced 12 months ago, new research has found. Read More...

Go platinum with Dunfermline BS

Updated: 03rd January 2012 - First Published: 03rd January 2012 Dunfermline has launched a new account that pays top dollar to savers putting money aside each month. Read More...

Leeds BS gives savers a bonus

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 29th December 2011 Leeds BS has launched a new bonus account, which sits amongst the market leaders in its field. Read More...

Yorkshire BS launches 3.50% one year bond

Updated: 30th December 2011 - First Published: 28th December 2011 Yorkshire BS has launched a new one year bond that is likely to appeal to savers looking for a short-term home for their funds. Read More...

Double savings boost from Sainsbury’s Finance

Updated: 30th December 2011 - First Published: 28th December 2011 Sainsbury’s Finance has cast out its savings net by improving two of its accounts. Read More...

Allied Irish Bank ups bond rates

Updated: 18th October 2017 - First Published: 22nd December 2011 Allied Irish Bank has upped the rates paid on its short-term bonds to startling effect. Read More...

Product focus: ISAs

Updated: 22nd December 2011 - First Published: 21st December 2011 Individual Savings Accounts, or ISAs as they are commonly known, are a popular choice among investors as the interest accrued is interest free. Read More...

Shawbrook Bank improves savings accounts

Updated: 29th August 2017 - First Published: 20th December 2011 Shawbrook Bank has increased the rate paid on its one year bond and 120 day notice account. Read More...

Take a two year leader with Progressive BS

Updated: 21st December 2011 - First Published: 20th December 2011 Progressive BS has increased the rate paid on its two year variable account, taking it to the top of its market. Read More...

Investec Bank reveals fixed rate offerings

Updated: 23rd October 2017 - First Published: 19th December 2011 Investec Bank has propelled itself into the fixed rate savings market with the launch of a one and a two year account. Read More...

BM Savings hit two year savings heights

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 19th December 2011 BM Savings has leapt to the top of the fixed rate bond class with its new two year offering. Read More...

Brits plot £6bn Christmas raid on savings

Updated: 12th December 2011 - First Published: 12th December 2011 A £6 billion raid on savings accounts is under way as Christmas looms ever larger on the horizon. Read More...

Product focus: No notice accounts

Updated: 09th December 2011 - First Published: 09th December 2011 It’s the time of year when those expecting to receive Christmas gift’s in the form of cash, may consider saving up for a rainy day. Read More...

Is it worth taking out a 5 year fixed rate bond?

Updated: 05th May 2017 - First Published: 09th December 2011 Is a 5 year fixed rate bond the best place for your money at present? It all depends on whether you think rates will go up in the short term… Read More...

BM Savings launches top paying no notice account

Updated: 09th December 2011 - First Published: 09th December 2011 BM Savings has launched a new no notice account that will suit savers looking for easy access to their funds Read More...

Give your savings some assistance with AA

Updated: 08th December 2011 - First Published: 08th December 2011 AA has launched a new account that should light up the bonus savings market. Read More...

ING increases Instant Access Savings rate

Updated: 06th August 2012 - First Published: 08th December 2011 ING Direct has increased the rate paid on its instant access savings account. Read More...

Product focus: Regular savings accounts

Updated: 06th December 2011 - First Published: 06th December 2011 Whilst Christmas 2012 may still appear far away, customers may consider spreading the cost of next Christmas and opt for a regular savings account. Read More...

Santander reinstates Tracker Bond

Updated: 05th December 2011 - First Published: 05th December 2011 Santander has reinstated its one year Tracker Bond after an absence of one month. Read More...

Bag big bucks with Buckinghamshire BS

Updated: 05th December 2011 - First Published: 05th December 2011 As part of its savings review, Buckinghamshire BS has extended its range of bonds with the launch of a 24 month option. Read More...

Chorley & District covers one year savings options

Updated: 02nd December 2011 - First Published: 02nd December 2011 Chorley & District BS has launched a couple of new one year bonds which will raise the interest of savers looking for a fixed or variable return. Read More...

Krbs launches market leading one year bond

Updated: 02nd December 2011 - First Published: 02nd December 2011 Krbs has launched a market leading one year bond which is likely to prove popular with cash rich investors. Read More...

Vanquis Bank improves savings offering

Updated: 12th April 2017 - First Published: 01st December 2011 Vanquis Bank has improved its savings offering by increasing the rate available on its five year account and launching a competitive three year deal. Read More...

Product focus: No notice savings accounts

Updated: 30th November 2011 - First Published: 30th November 2011 As the Christmas season vast approaches some customers may receive monetary gifts and wish to put this away for a rainy day. Read More...

Double savings winner from Shawbrook Bank

Updated: 29th November 2011 - First Published: 29th November 2011 Shawbrook Bank has launched a new 95-day notice account and improved its 120 day option. Read More...

Product Focus: Short-term bonds

Updated: 28th November 2011 - First Published: 28th November 2011 Short-term bonds are a good option for savers who want to invest for just a short period. Read More...

Krbs fixes it for ISA savers

Updated: 01st June 2017 - First Published: 22nd November 2011 Krbs has added to its range of ISA products with the launch of some new notice and tracker accounts. Read More...

Manchester BS is an instant savings success

Updated: 22nd November 2011 - First Published: 22nd November 2011 Manchester BS has brought some sunshine to the savings market by increasing the rate on its Premier Instant account. Read More...

Product focus: Notice accounts

Updated: 21st November 2011 - First Published: 21st November 2011 Notice accounts may be suited to those savers who do not need instant access to their funds. Read More...

Principality BS unwraps savings gift

Updated: 21st November 2011 - First Published: 21st November 2011 Principality BS has made a welcome addition to its savings range with the launch of a festive fixed rate account. Read More...

Get 4.25% on a 2 year fixed rate bond!

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 18th November 2011 Close Brothers Savings are offering an amazing rate of 4.25% on their 2 year fixed rate bond. That’s just shy of the best 3 and 4 year bonds! Read More...

Product focus: Long-term savings accounts

Updated: 18th November 2011 - First Published: 18th November 2011 Long-term fixed rate bonds are a popular choice among savers as they tend to pay higher savings rates than their short-term counterparts. Read More...

Drive up your savings with AA

Updated: 17th November 2011 - First Published: 17th November 2011 AA has improved the rate paid by its one year bond, making it the top choice in the short-term market. Read More...

Halifax increases four year bond rate

Updated: 15th November 2011 - First Published: 15th November 2011 Halifax has increased the rate paid on many of its long term accounts, the pick of which is its four year Online Saver. Read More...

cahoot re-enters fixed rate savings market

Updated: 15th November 2011 - First Published: 15th November 2011 Cahoot has returned to the fixed rate bond market with the launch of an internet and telephone operated two year offering. Read More...

Show ‘sympathy for savers’, Government told

Updated: 15th November 2011 - First Published: 15th November 2011 The Government has been called to show it has some ‘sympathy for the plight of savers’ in the face of low interest rates and high inflation. Read More...

Coventry BS has poppy appeal for savers

Updated: 11th November 2011 - First Published: 11th November 2011 Coventry BS continues to show its support for the Royal British Legion with the launch of a market-leading no notice savings account. Read More...

RBS gives fixed rate savers a lift

Updated: 09th November 2011 - First Published: 09th November 2011 Royal Bank of Scotland has given savers a lift by upping the rates paid on its short term fixed rate bonds. Read More...

Product focus: Regular savings accounts

Updated: 09th November 2011 - First Published: 08th November 2011 Regular savings accounts pay some of the best rates in the market. Read More...

Halifax tops fixed ISA class

Updated: 07th November 2011 - First Published: 07th November 2011 Halifax has improved the return paid on its five year fixed rate ISA to enhance its excellent reputation even further. Read More...

Coventry BS relaunches Poppy Bond

Updated: 04th November 2011 - First Published: 04th November 2011 Coventry BS is linking up with the Royal British Legion to boost the poppy appeal again this year by donating 0.05% of balances held in its 18 month Poppy Bond. Read More...

Product focus: Five year bonds

Updated: 04th November 2011 - First Published: 04th November 2011 In the savings market some of the most competitive rates are available through fixed rate bonds. Read More...

NS&I to end Post Office link-up

Updated: 03rd November 2011 - First Published: 03rd November 2011 National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has announced that it is to stop operating its accounts from the Post Office. Read More...

Product focus: Cash ISAs

Updated: 03rd November 2011 - First Published: 02nd November 2011 With the end of 2011 vast approaching some savers may be looking to utilise their tax free allowance before the new tax year in April. Read More...

Parents can open Junior ISAs from today

Updated: 01st November 2011 - First Published: 01st November 2011 Today marks the first opportunity for parents to open Junior ISAs for their children. Read More...

New Manchester BS notice account is Premier class

Updated: 01st November 2011 - First Published: 01st November 2011 Manchester BS has extended its range of variable rates with the launch of a 35 day option. Read More...

Product focus: Short-term bonds

Updated: 01st November 2011 - First Published: 01st November 2011 Short-term fixed rate bonds may be suited to savers who wish to lock funds away for a year, rather than a long period. Read More...

Double savings winner at Halifax

Updated: 01st November 2011 - First Published: 31st October 2011 Halifax has reviewed the rates paid on a number of its fixed rate accounts, making some of them far more competitive in their fields. Read More...

Junior ISAs set to be a family affair

Updated: 28th October 2011 - First Published: 28th October 2011 Junior ISAs are set to prove the popular savings choice amongst all members of the family after parents, grandparents and even family friends claimed they will be lining up to contribute to the new accounts. Read More...

Allied Irish Bank reveals new two year bond

Updated: 28th October 2011 - First Published: 28th October 2011 Allied Irish Bank has made a grand re-entry to the medium term savings bond market with the launch of a two year bond. Read More...

Drive up your savings with AA

Updated: 27th October 2011 - First Published: 27th October 2011 AA has revved up the savings market with the launch of two new cracking accounts. Read More...

Product focus: No notice accounts

Updated: 27th October 2011 - First Published: 27th October 2011 No notice savings accounts are a popular choice among savers as funds can be accessed without advance notice or penalties. Read More...

Savers continue to build ISA savings

Updated: 26th October 2011 - First Published: 26th October 2011 Savers have continued to build up their ISA savings, with people squirreling away an average of more than £8,000 in their tax-free accounts. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Finance launches new bonds

Updated: 26th October 2011 - First Published: 26th October 2011 Sainsbury’s Finance has launched a range of new bonds, with its one year option the pick of the bunch. Read More...

Don’t forget CTFs, parents told

Updated: 26th October 2011 - First Published: 26th October 2011 Parents whose children hold Child Trust Funds have been reminded to review their investments when the new Junior ISA is launched next week. Read More...

Manchester BS has five star ISA appeal

Updated: 25th October 2011 - First Published: 25th October 2011 Manchester BS has unveiled a five star ISA certain to appeal to savers. Read More...

Junior ISA awareness lacking as launch nears

Updated: 25th October 2011 - First Published: 25th October 2011 A lack of awareness of the new Junior ISA which is to be launched next week could see kids miss out on millions of pounds in savings, it has been warned. Read More...

Clydesdale Bank Int’l raises offshore roof

Updated: 25th October 2011 - First Published: 25th October 2011 Clydesdale Bank International has raised the offshore savings roof with its latest fixed rate review. Read More...

Setting goals pays off for savers

Updated: 25th October 2011 - First Published: 25th October 2011 People who set themselves savings goals end up putting aside over £40 extra per month compared with those who have no target, research has revealed. Read More...

Northern Rock fixes it for ISA savers

Updated: 24th October 2011 - First Published: 24th October 2011 Northern Rock has improved its online fixed ISA range for savers looking to put their money away over the short and medium term. Read More...

Nationwide wants kids to notice savings

Updated: 24th October 2011 - First Published: 24th October 2011 Nationwide BS has added to its range of children’s savings accounts with the launch of a new 90 day notice account. Read More...

Vanquis Bank improves fixed rate savings

Updated: 20th October 2011 - First Published: 20th October 2011 Vanquis Bank has reviewed the rates paid on its three and five year savings accounts, making them far more competitive. Read More...

Barnsley BS launches one year savings cracker

Updated: 21st October 2011 - First Published: 20th October 2011 Barnsley BS has launched a cracking new one year savings account that can be operated online or on the phone. Read More...

Junior ISAs to prove a smash hit

Updated: 18th October 2011 - First Published: 18th October 2011 The launch of the new Junior ISA accounts is less than two weeks away and the indications are that they are to prove a smash hit. Read More...

Inflation rise a hammer blow for savers

Updated: 18th October 2011 - First Published: 18th October 2011 Savers were dealt another blow today as figures show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose from 4.5% to 5.2% during September. Read More...

Saffron BS impresses with five star accounts

Updated: 17th October 2011 - First Published: 17th October 2011 Saffron BS has given the online savings market a real boost by markedly increasing the rates paid on two of its internet accounts. Read More...

Krbs right on track with new bonds

Updated: 14th October 2011 - First Published: 14th October 2011 Krbs has expanded its savings range with the launch of three tracker bonds. Read More...

NatWest/RBS review fixed ISA for the better

Updated: 13th November 2017 - First Published: 12th October 2011 NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland have reviewed their fixed rate ISA deals for the better. Read More...

Britons stepping up to the savings plate

Updated: 12th October 2011 - First Published: 12th October 2011 Britons are stepping up the amount they save as the need to have at least a little something stashed away becomes ever more apparent. Read More...

Yorkshire BS reveals market-leading bond

Updated: 11th October 2011 - First Published: 11th October 2011 Yorkshire BS has introduced a new fixed rate bond paying a market-leading return. Read More...

NatWest improves fixed rate bond rates

Updated: 05th June 2017 - First Published: 11th October 2011 NatWest has improved the rates paid on its one and two year fixed rate bonds to startling effect. Read More...

Yorkshire BS jumps to top of bond class

Updated: 14th October 2011 - First Published: 10th October 2011 Yorkshire BS has introduced a new 18-month bond which jumps straight to the top of the class. Read More...

Grab a market-leading saver with Julian Hodge Bank

Updated: 07th October 2011 - First Published: 07th October 2011 Julian Hodge Bank has dramatically increased the rate on its 90 day notice account. Read More...

Double savings delight from Newcastle BS

Updated: 07th October 2011 - First Published: 07th October 2011 Newcastle BS has extended its savings portfolio with the launch of two new savings accounts, both paying 3.05%. Read More...

Savers unsure of how their money is used

Updated: 07th October 2011 - First Published: 07th October 2011 The vast majority of UK savers feel their banks do not do enough to explain what happens to their funds once they are deposited. Read More...

Savings accounts: Five of the best

Updated: 06th October 2011 - First Published: 06th October 2011 The past few years have not been all that kind to savers, but there are still a number of accounts that offer real bang for you buck. Read More...

Cheshire BS increases one year bond rate

Updated: 04th October 2011 - First Published: 04th October 2011 Cheshire BS has increased the rate paid on its one year fixed rate bond, making it one of the best choices in its market. Read More...

Zero savings and cutting back becoming the norm

Updated: 04th October 2011 - First Published: 04th October 2011 A lack of savings and cutting back are becoming the norm for millions of Britons, worrying new figures have found. Read More...

Double savings boost from Julian Hodge Bank

Updated: 04th October 2011 - First Published: 04th October 2011 Julian Hodge Bank has improved its short term savings portfolio, increasing the rates paid on its bond and ISA products. Read More...

Two year bond rate increase from C&G

Updated: 04th October 2011 - First Published: 04th October 2011 A fixed rate bond review by Cheltenham & Gloucester has seen the rate on it two year bond increased by 0.30%. Read More...

Falling rates fail to deter savers

Updated: 29th September 2011 - First Published: 29th September 2011 The demand for saving into fixed rate bonds has soared over the past few months, despite average rates falling. Read More...

Derbyshire BS improves Netsaver

Updated: 28th September 2011 - First Published: 28th September 2011 A further review by Derbyshire BS has seen its popular internet-operated account’s rate increase by 0.07% for the second time this month, making it even more competitive. Read More...

Aldermore does the variable savings business

Updated: 28th September 2011 - First Published: 28th September 2011 Aldermore has dramatically improved the rate paid on its Variable Easy Access account. Read More...

Saffron BS lights up the no notice market

Updated: 28th September 2011 - First Published: 28th September 2011 Saffron BS, savings, savings accounts Read More...

Newcastle BS relaunches Easy Saver

Updated: 28th September 2011 - First Published: 28th September 2011 Newcastle BS has re-launched its popular no strings online savings account paying the same highly competitive rate of 3.00%. Read More...

Parents facing child savings shortfall

Updated: 27th September 2011 - First Published: 27th September 2011 Children hoping for a healthy windfall come their 18th birthday could be in for a disappointment, as many parents are struggling to save anything for their offspring. Read More...

Saga makes savings pay for the over 50s

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 27th September 2011 Saga has unveiled a new range of fixed rate bonds aimed specifically at the over 50s. Read More...

krbs aims to get noticed by savers

Updated: 27th September 2011 - First Published: 27th September 2011 Krbs has introduced some new notice accounts sure to find favour with savers. Read More...

BM Savings makes savers’ day

Updated: 21st September 2011 - First Published: 21st September 2011 BM Savings will have lightened many savers’ days by increasing the rates on its fixed rate bonds by up to 0.35%. Read More...

Northern Rock gives ISA savers a lift

Updated: 21st September 2011 - First Published: 21st September 2011 Northern Rock has raised the spirits of savers with this latest review of its internet operated fixed rate ISAs. Read More...

Aldermore hits new notice account heights

Updated: 16th September 2011 - First Published: 16th September 2011 Aldermore has reached new heights in the savings market with its latest range of notice accounts. Read More...

Nottingham bang on target with savings account

Updated: 16th September 2011 - First Published: 16th September 2011 Nottingham BS has really hit the target with the latest issue of its variable rate E-saver account. Read More...

Leeds BS set to catch savers’ eyes

Updated: 15th September 2011 - First Published: 15th September 2011 Leeds BS has unveiled two new one-year savings deals sure to catch savers’ eyes. Read More...

Product focus: Notice accounts

Updated: 15th September 2011 - First Published: 15th September 2011 Savers who do not need immediate access to their funds may be suited to a notice account. Read More...

Inflation hitting elderly the hardest

Updated: 14th September 2011 - First Published: 14th September 2011 The elderly have been labelled the ‘silent sufferers’ of the current economic turmoil after it was revealed inflation is higher for people over 50 than for other age groups. Read More...

Derbyshire BS reaches bonus account summit

Updated: 13th September 2011 - First Published: 13th September 2011 Derbyshire BS has improved its popular internet savings account, having significantly increased the bonus on offer to 2.18%. Read More...

Yorkshire Bank ISA leads the one year way

Updated: 13th September 2011 - First Published: 13th September 2011 Yorkshire Bank has re-entered the short term fixed ISA market with the launch of a market leading one year ISA Read More...

Savers still hit by the inflation blues

Updated: 13th September 2011 - First Published: 13th September 2011 Savers have once again been left to sing the blues after inflation climbed higher in August. Read More...

Fix your savings for a year with Yorkshire Bank

Updated: 09th September 2011 - First Published: 09th September 2011 A review of its fixed accounts has taken Yorkshire Bank’s one year offering into the top ten in its field. Read More...

Finding the savings account to suit you

Updated: 08th September 2011 - First Published: 08th September 2011 Throughout the economic downturn, consumers have been told of the importance of squirreling away savings. Read More...

M&S Money improves one year ISA

Updated: 08th September 2011 - First Published: 08th September 2011 Marks & Spencer Money has reviewed its savings portfolio, increasing the rate on its one year ISA option to make it even more competitive. Read More...

Skipton BS increases EBond rate

Updated: 08th September 2011 - First Published: 08th September 2011 Skipton BS has conducted its second review of the week, further increasing the rate on the one year EBond. Read More...

Have you started saving for Christmas?

Updated: 01st May 2014 - First Published: 07th September 2011 Saving for Christmas may be a depressing thought with summer barely over (if, indeed, it ever began!). Find out the best tactics and accounts to prepare with. Read More...

NS&I pulls the plug on index linked savings

Updated: 07th September 2011 - First Published: 07th September 2011 Savers have been dealt a blow with the news that National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has withdrawn its savings accounts that pay above inflation. Read More...

Manchester BS’s notice account leads the way

Updated: 06th September 2011 - First Published: 06th September 2011 Manchester BS has extended its range of variable rates with the launch of a 45 day option which is the market leader in its field. Read More...

Parents get their kids’ savings started young

Updated: 05th September 2011 - First Published: 05th September 2011 More and more parents are opening their children’s first savings accounts before their offspring can walk. Read More...

Leave your savings stirred with Skipton EBond

Updated: 02nd September 2011 - First Published: 02nd September 2011 This latest review from Skipton BS has seen the rate of its one year EBond increase to 3.40%. Read More...

Grab a dime on the Tyne with Newcastle BS

Updated: 02nd September 2011 - First Published: 02nd September 2011 Newcastle BS has improved its One Year Fixed Rate Options bond, with the rate now paying a market leading 3.55%. Read More...

Secure the best four year savings rate

Updated: 02nd September 2011 - First Published: 02nd September 2011 Secure Trust Bank has returned to the long term fixed market with the launch of a four year bond paying a top rate for its term of 4.40%. Read More...

Manchester BS accounts are double winners

Updated: 01st September 2011 - First Published: 01st September 2011 Manchester BS has launched two new accounts that will cater for savers that prefer instant access and those who prefer to give notice. Read More...

A saver to savour from Newcastle BS

Updated: 02nd September 2011 - First Published: 01st September 2011 Newcastle has expanded its online savings range with the launch of this no strings no notice account. Read More...

Rate increase takes West Brom BS to the top

Updated: 01st September 2011 - First Published: 01st September 2011 West Brom BS has launched a new issue of its popular WeBSave Easy Access paying 0.11% more than its predecessor, making it a clear market leader. Read More...

Northern Rock widens savings range for the better

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 26th August 2011 Northern Rock has expanded its range of internet savings accounts with the launch of Online Reward. Read More...

14 brilliant long-term savings bonds

Updated: 12th April 2017 - First Published: 24th August 2011 It’s tough to get a good savings rate at the moment. The top rates are paid on long term fixed savings bonds – we look at the best accounts on offer. Read More...

Skipton makes positive addition to savings range

Updated: 23rd August 2011 - First Published: 23rd August 2011 Skipton Building Society has added to its variable rate savings range with the launch of a new no notice internet account. Read More...

Newcastle BS tops the no notice savings tree

Updated: 23rd August 2011 - First Published: 23rd August 2011 Newcastle BS has expanded its range of variable rate savings accounts to startling effect. Read More...

Santander sets new savings standard

Updated: 23rd August 2011 - First Published: 23rd August 2011 Santander has increased the bonus on its E-Saver account to improve this popular internet-operated deal’s position in the market. Read More...

ING Direct opens variable rate ISA deal to all

Updated: 06th August 2012 - First Published: 23rd August 2011 ING Direct has extended the availability of its 3.00% variable rate ISA to new customers. Read More...

How do inflation-linked savings accounts work?

Updated: 11th May 2017 - First Published: 18th August 2011 High inflation and low interest rates are driving people to inflation-linked accounts. What do you need to understand and consider before taking one out? Read More...

Triple savings winner from Northern Rock

Updated: 18th August 2011 - First Published: 17th August 2011 Northern Rock has expanded its already extensive savings range with the launch of three easy access accounts covering all channels between them. Read More...

New Manchester BS account is Premier winner

Updated: 17th August 2011 - First Published: 17th August 2011 Manchester BS has expanded its variable rate savings range with the launch of a new 60 day product. Read More...

Leeds BS launches new no notice account

Updated: 17th August 2011 - First Published: 16th August 2011 Leeds BS has re-entered the internet market with the launch of a new issue of its popular Online Access account. Read More...

Income tax suspension suggested to help savers

Updated: 15th August 2011 - First Published: 15th August 2011 Income tax on savings income should be suspended in order to give some relief to hard-pressed savers, according to an action group. Read More...

Skipton pulls out the savings stops

Updated: 15th August 2011 - First Published: 15th August 2011 Skipton BS has pulled out all the stops with its new fixed rate regular saver account. Read More...

Lloyds TSB sends Young Saver rate soaring

Updated: 15th August 2017 - First Published: 15th August 2011 Lloyds TSB has increased the rate payable on its Variable Young Saver Account by a massive 2.47%. Read More...

West Brom tops for short term savings

Updated: 12th August 2011 - First Published: 12th August 2011 West Brom Building Society has re-entered the fixed rate internet market with the launch of a one year bond. Read More...

Product focus: Fixed rate bonds

Updated: 11th August 2011 - First Published: 11th August 2011 Fixed rate bonds are sometimes perceived as complicated investments, however they are purely savings accounts designed for savers to deposit their funds over a set period of time. Read More...

Cahoot back with a bang in bond market

Updated: 11th August 2011 - First Published: 11th August 2011 Cahoot has made a welcome return to the fixed rate savings arena with the launch of a new internet and telephone operated two year account. Read More...

New ING Direct account is an instant winner

Updated: 06th August 2012 - First Published: 09th August 2011 ING Direct has upped the ante on its instant access account. Read More...

Allied Irish improves one year fixed rate bond

Updated: 06th October 2017 - First Published: 09th August 2011 Allied Irish Bank has improved the rate paid on its one year fixed rate bond. Read More...

Rate rise takes one year Aldermore bond to the top

Updated: 03rd August 2011 - First Published: 03rd August 2011 Aldermore has increased the rate paid on its one year fixed account, making it the stand out choice in its class. Read More...

Savers urged to review their accounts

Updated: 20th September 2011 - First Published: 03rd August 2011 Savers could be losing out on valuable interest from their savings accounts, simply by not knowing how much they pay. Read More...

Shepshed BS delivers double savings delight

Updated: 02nd August 2011 - First Published: 02nd August 2011 Shepshed BS has entered the growing variable bond market with the launch of both a two and three year tracker bond. Read More...

Fix for four with Secure Trust Bank

Updated: 02nd August 2011 - First Published: 02nd August 2011 Secure Trust Bank has jumped to the top of the long term fixed market with the launch of a new four year account. Read More...

Children hit by soaring ‘kidflation’

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 01st August 2011 It’s not just adults that are being hit by rising costs, as ‘kidflation’ has been on an upward trend over the last three years. Read More...

Don’t expect to save with football accounts

Updated: 28th July 2011 - First Published: 28th July 2011 Football fans have been warned not to expect match winning returns if they invest their money in an affinity account. Read More...

Government confirms Junior ISA plans

Updated: 27th July 2011 - First Published: 27th July 2011 The Government has confirmed that providers will be able to offer Junior ISAs from the beginning of November this year. Read More...

krbs savings account does it for the kids

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 27th July 2011 krbs has launched a new four year savings account that donates 0.25% of its monthly balance to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, while delivering a great rate. Read More...

Teachers BS improves its regular saver

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 27th July 2011 Teachers BS has further improved the rate on its Regular Savings account increasing it to 4.00% by way of an increased bonus. Read More...

Product focus: 5 yr Fixed rate bonds

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 27th July 2011 Fixed rate bonds pay some of the most competitive rates in the savings market. Read More...

Yorkshire BS strikes a chord with EBond rate

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 27th July 2011 Yorkshire BS has stormed into the short term savings Best Buys with the launch of a competitively priced one year bond. Read More...

Product focus: Fixed rate bonds

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 26th July 2011 The average length of time a fixed rate bond is on the market for has fallen to just 37 days, the lowest level since December 2008. Read More...

Savers have to sprint for best deals

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 26th July 2011 Savers have been warned that they must act quickly if they are to secure the best high rate savings accounts in the market. Read More...

Children getting a raw savings deal

Updated: 27th July 2011 - First Published: 25th July 2011 Young savers are getting a raw deal from banks and building societies, with the average rate for a children's easy access savings account at just 1.01%. Read More...

Post Office improves bond and ISA rates

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 22nd July 2011 Post Office has reviewed the rates it pays on its Fixed Rate ISAs and Growth Bonds to positive effect. Read More...

The West Brom adds to its no notice range

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 22nd July 2011 The West Brom has enhanced its stable of internet operated savings accounts with the launch of a no notice savings account. Read More...

Vanquis Bank enters fixed rate bond fray

Updated: 09th October 2017 - First Published: 21st July 2011 Vanquis Bank has made a startling entrance into the fixed rate bond market with two competitive offerings. Read More...

United Trust Bank raises its savings profile

Updated: 12th July 2017 - First Published: 20th July 2011 United Trust Bank has raised the rates on its fixed rate bonds to improve its position in the savings market. Read More...

The West Brom varies its accounts to great effect

Updated: 20th July 2011 - First Published: 20th July 2011 The West Brom has improved its standing in the variable rate savings market with its latest raft of account changes. Read More...

Junior ISA limit expected to rise

Updated: 20th July 2011 - First Published: 20th July 2011 The limit on the amount that can be paid into the Junior ISA is set to be raised to £3,600, it has been reported. Read More...

No-lose lottery suggested to get people saving

Updated: 03rd May 2017 - First Published: 18th July 2011 A report looking into ways of getting the nation saving has suggested introducing a no-lose savings lottery. Read More...

New N&P online bond rate is one and only

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 18th July 2011 Norwich & Peterborough BS has increased the rate of its one year online bond, taking it to the top of its class. Read More...

Chelsea BS launches two leading online bonds

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 15th July 2011 Chelsea BS has launched two new internet bonds that should attract investors looking to tie their money up in the medium or short term. Read More...

Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank covers all savings bases

Updated: 01st August 2011 - First Published: 15th July 2011 Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank has launched three new savings accounts which should cover all savings needs. Read More...

‘High demand’ for NS&I Savings Certificates

Updated: 14th July 2011 - First Published: 14th July 2011 NS&I’s Savings Certificates that pay above inflation have attracted ‘high demand’ since they were launched. Read More...

Low interest rates have eroded £50bn from savings

Updated: 07th July 2011 - First Published: 07th July 2011 Tens of billions of pounds have been wiped off the value of UK savings in the past year because of rock bottom interest rates. Read More...

First class improvements at Post Office

Updated: 04th July 2011 - First Published: 04th July 2011 The Post Office has given the savings market a shot in the arm by improving a number of its popular savings accounts. Read More...

Wesleyan fixed rate bond is class above

Updated: 26th June 2017 - First Published: 01st July 2011 Wesleyan Bank has increased the rate on its one year bond, making it the best option in its class. Read More...

Grab a nicer ISA with Leeds BS

Updated: 01st July 2011 - First Published: 01st July 2011 Leeds BS has strengthened its savings portfolio with the launch of a new one year ISA. Read More...

Give your savings a timely boost with Progressive

Updated: 01st July 2011 - First Published: 01st July 2011 Progressive BS has launched a new regular savings account that sits near the top of the variable rate tree. Read More...

Last chance to grab 3.1% Nationwide ISA

Updated: 30th June 2011 - First Published: 30th June 2011 Savers have just hours to grab one of the best ISA products on the market. Read More...

Get more for your money with Aldermore

Updated: 30th June 2011 - First Published: 30th June 2011 Aldermore has launched a new notice account that offers a highly competitive rate. Read More...

Look for long term appeal with Yorkshire Bank ISA

Updated: 29th January 2013 - First Published: 30th June 2011 Yorkshire Bank has launched a new long term fixed rate ISA that should appeal to investors happy to tie their money up in return for a high rate of interest. Read More...

Six million people have no savings

Updated: 29th June 2011 - First Published: 29th June 2011 Six million people in the UK are walking a financial tightrope as they have no savings in the bank. Read More...

What type of saver are you?

Updated: 29th June 2011 - First Published: 29th June 2011 The battle for savers money since the base rate fell to 0.5% in March 2009 has seen a steady rise in the number of savings accounts available. Read More...

NS&I index linked accounts diminishing balances

Updated: 29th June 2011 - First Published: 29th June 2011 National Savings & Investment’s (NS&I) inflation linked certificates are attracting funds away from other institutions, the director general of the Building Societies Association (BSA) has said. Read More...

Product focus: Online silver saver accounts

Updated: 24th June 2011 - First Published: 24th June 2011 A large number of savings providers offer accounts designed specifically for senior savers, ranging from easy access to fixed rate bonds. Read More...

Coventry BS reintroduces Poppy Saver

Updated: 27th June 2011 - First Published: 24th June 2011 Coventry BS has reintroduced its popular Poppy Saver account, which donates money to the Royal British Legion. Read More...

Account to notice from Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank

Updated: 24th July 2017 - First Published: 22nd June 2011 Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank has delighted notice savers with the unveiling of a new 120 day notice account. Read More...

Yorkshire BS launches one year savings leader

Updated: 22nd June 2011 - First Published: 22nd June 2011 As part of its monthly review of its fixed rate accounts, Yorkshire BS has launched a new one year deal that offers savers a great rate. Read More...

Get a 3.30% ISA with Barnsley BS

Updated: 22nd June 2011 - First Published: 22nd June 2011 Barnsley BS has extended its fixed rate ISA range with a cracking new one year offering. Read More...

Product focus: No notice accounts

Updated: 23rd June 2011 - First Published: 22nd June 2011 No notice accounts are best suited to savers who require quick and easy access to their funds. Read More...

Product focus: Fixed rate ISAs

Updated: 17th June 2011 - First Published: 17th June 2011 There is currently only one account, a five year fixed rate ISA, which negates the effects of CPI inflation. Read More...

Three is the magic savings number at Yorkshire BS

Updated: 15th June 2011 - First Published: 15th June 2011 Yorkshire BS has unveiled a new instant access account certain to appeal to savers. Read More...

West Brom BS reveals new and improved ISA

Updated: 15th June 2011 - First Published: 15th June 2011 West Brom BS has launched a new issue of its WeBSave ISA with an improved rate. Read More...

Chelsea BS storms up ISA league

Updated: 15th June 2011 - First Published: 15th June 2011 Chelsea BS has stormed up the ISA league with its latest savings review. Read More...

Savers’ inflation nightmare continues

Updated: 10th March 2015 - First Published: 14th June 2011 Savers still face an uphill struggle to maintain the purchasing power of their savings despite inflation holding steady in May. Read More...

Barnsley BS relaunches fixed rate bonds

Updated: 29th November 2017 - First Published: 13th June 2011 Barnsley BS has relaunched its one year fixed rate bonds with an improved rate. Read More...

Money in a Minute

Updated: 10th March 2015 - First Published: 10th June 2011 Welcome to this week’s Money in a Minute, your pre-weekend catch-up of the nest new personal finance products to be launched this week. Read More...

Savings account numbers rise to all time high

Updated: 10th June 2011 - First Published: 10th June 2011 The number of savings accounts has risen to an all time high, research by Moneyfacts.co.uk has found. Read More...

Britons get the taste for savings again

Updated: 09th June 2011 - First Published: 09th June 2011 People are saving more than they have done in two years, but paying off less of their debts. Read More...

Savings accounts to beat the base rate

Updated: 09th June 2011 - First Published: 09th June 2011 While savings rates may appear low, they are not as low as we would normally expect for a bank base rate of 0.50%. Read More...

Red letter savings from the Post Office

Updated: 08th June 2011 - First Published: 08th June 2011 The Post Office has reviewed its range of savings bonds, with the pick of the bunch being its one year account. Read More...

UK enjoys strong ISA season

Updated: 06th June 2011 - First Published: 06th June 2011 ISAs caught the imagination of savers in the spring, figures from the Investment Management Association (IMA) show. Read More...

krbs improves market leading bonus account

Updated: 03rd June 2011 - First Published: 03rd June 2011 krbs has improved its already market leading easy access bonus account, with a new tier paying an improved rate. Read More...

Product focus: Regular savings accounts

Updated: 03rd June 2011 - First Published: 03rd June 2011 Regular savings accounts can pay some of the highest rates in the market. Read More...

An account to notice from Coventry BS

Updated: 03rd June 2011 - First Published: 03rd June 2011 Coventry BS has launched a new 30 day notice account that sits just below the market leader in its field. Read More...

Santander introduces two year bond tier

Updated: 03rd June 2011 - First Published: 03rd June 2011 Santander has introduced a new tier for its two year bond which will reward investors with more than £25K in savings. Read More...

Savers look to ISAs to keep the taxman away

Updated: 22nd September 2011 - First Published: 02nd June 2011 With people having to work until the middle of the year to reach Tax Freedom Day, ISAs have become the method of choice for keeping any more funds out of the taxman’s reach. Read More...

ISA rush sees savings levels rise

Updated: 22nd September 2011 - First Published: 01st June 2011 People have responded to a spring launch of competitive ISA accounts by increasing the amount they are saving. Read More...

Aldermore leads the one year savings way

Updated: 01st June 2011 - First Published: 01st June 2011 Aldermore has increased the interest paid on its one year fixed rate account and its one year fixed rate cash ISA. Read More...

Cash ISA investors rejoice at Leeds BS account

Updated: 01st June 2011 - First Published: 01st June 2011 ISA investors looking for a fresh account for this year’s ISA allowance should size up Leeds BS’s new two year cash ISA offering. Read More...

A Rock for savers to lean on

Updated: 26th May 2011 - First Published: 26th May 2011 Northern Rock has unveiled the latest version of its E-Saver no notice internet account. Read More...

Product focus: Five year fixed rate bonds

Updated: 25th May 2011 - First Published: 25th May 2011 Savers who are looking for a competitive return on their money may be suited to a fixed rate bond. Read More...

Post Office delivers with growth bonds

Updated: 24th November 2017 - First Published: 25th May 2011 Post Office has come up with the savings goods with the launch of its new fixed rate bonds. Read More...

Manchester BS complimented for its notice account

Updated: 24th May 2011 - First Published: 24th May 2011 Manchester Building Society has launched a 45 day notice account to complement its existing notice account portfolio. Read More...

Leeds BS improves its children’s account

Updated: 07th August 2017 - First Published: 24th May 2011 Leeds Building Society has upped the rate on its five year fixed rate children's account. Read More...

Product focus: No notice accounts

Updated: 24th May 2011 - First Published: 24th May 2011 Easy access accounts are a great choice for customers who regularly dip into funds at short notice. Read More...

Barnsley BS returns with fixed rate ISA bang

Updated: 24th May 2011 - First Published: 24th May 2011 Barnsley Building Society has re-entered the short term fixed ISA market with a bang. Read More...

Marsden BS increase online notice saver rate

Updated: 23rd May 2011 - First Published: 23rd May 2011 Marsden BS has improved its online notice account offering, by increasing the rate paid on higher balances. Read More...

Families seizing the savings gauntlet

Updated: 23rd May 2011 - First Published: 23rd May 2011 Families are stepping up to the challenges presented by the economic uncertainty and increasing their financial safety nets, new research has revealed. Read More...

A great rate fix from Sainsbury’s Finance

Updated: 23rd May 2011 - First Published: 23rd May 2011 Sainsbury’s Finance has reviewed its fixed rate accounts, improving their rates and their standing within their respective markets. Read More...

United National Bank tops short term table

Updated: 23rd May 2011 - First Published: 23rd May 2011 United National Bank has improved its one year fixed offering, making it the best product in its class. Read More...

Combating inflation: the gloves are off!

Updated: 19th May 2011 - First Published: 19th May 2011 Savers could have been excused for feeling a little bit sorry for themselves at hearing the latest inflation figures, but there is a way of fighting back. Read More...

Northern Rock launches regular saving account

Updated: 18th May 2011 - First Published: 18th May 2011 Northern Rock has launched a new regular savings account that offers investors a market leading rate. Read More...

Manchester BS instant saver is a Premier winner

Updated: 18th May 2011 - First Published: 18th May 2011 Manchester BS has launched a new issue of its popular Premier Instant account. Read More...

The three savings accounts that beat inflation

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 18th May 2011 For your savings to beat inflation there’s now only a few options open to you. We discuss three accounts that are… Read More...

Grab a big bonus with the Post Office

Updated: 18th May 2011 - First Published: 18th May 2011 The Post Office has increased the rate of interest paid on its online bonus account. Read More...

Product focus: Cash ISAs with bonuses

Updated: 17th May 2011 - First Published: 17th May 2011 The cash ISA market offers a host of competitive deals, many with introductory bonuses. Read More...

Inflation grows to worsen savers’ struggle

Updated: 17th May 2011 - First Published: 17th May 2011 Savers’ desperate search for a decent return on their money continues after the rate of inflation increased from 4% to 4.5%. Read More...

Savings raids shunned as inflation takes its toll

Updated: 16th May 2011 - First Published: 16th May 2011 Savers are shying away from plunging into their savings as they admit that they are concerned about the impact of inflation. Read More...

Bank of Cyprus makes the sun shine for savers

Updated: 13th May 2011 - First Published: 13th May 2011 Bank of Cyprus has made sure the sun is shining on savers with the launch of two new bonds. Read More...

Monmouthshire sets savings tongues wagging

Updated: 13th May 2011 - First Published: 13th May 2011 Monmouthshire Building Society has unveiled a new bond sure to set savers’ tongues wagging. Read More...

Product focus: Short term fixed rate bonds

Updated: 12th May 2011 - First Published: 12th May 2011 The Bank of England base rate is now predicted to remain on hold at 0.5% until late 2011. Read More...

Inflation-beating NS&I bonds return to lift savers

Updated: 12th May 2011 - First Published: 12th May 2011 Savers finally have something to smile about after National Savings & Investments (NS&I) revealed the reintroduction of its popular index-linked bonds. Read More...

Product focus: Silver saver accounts

Updated: 11th May 2011 - First Published: 11th May 2011 A host of providers offer savings products designed for older savers, looking to entice ‘silver savers’. Read More...

Product focus: Fixed rate bonds

Updated: 10th May 2011 - First Published: 10th May 2011 Fixed rate bonds can pay some of the best rates in the savings market. Read More...

Manchester BS sets notice account pulses racing

Updated: 10th May 2011 - First Published: 10th May 2011 Manchester Building Society has launched a new 35-day notice account sure to set savers’ pulses racing. Read More...

N&P turns savers’ heads in an instant

Updated: 10th May 2011 - First Published: 10th May 2011 Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has unveiled a new branch-based instant access savings account sure to turn savers’ heads. Read More...

Put your trust in new two year fixed account

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 09th May 2011 Secure Trust Bank has unveiled a new two year fixed rate bond which leads the way in its field. Read More...

An account to notice from Derbyshire BS

Updated: 09th May 2011 - First Published: 09th May 2011 Derbyshire BS has re-entered the notice account market after a long absence, with an impressive 60 day offering. Read More...

Ipswich BS makes big savings difference

Updated: 09th May 2011 - First Published: 09th May 2011 Ipswich Building Society hopes to make a big difference for savers with its latest product review. Read More...

Northern Rock gets itself noticed

Updated: 03rd May 2011 - First Published: 03rd May 2011 Northern Rock should turn a few heads following the launch of the latest version of its E-Saver account. Read More...

Santander raises fixed rate bond roof

Updated: 03rd May 2011 - First Published: 03rd May 2011 Santander has increased the rates on certain fixed rate bonds to startling effect. Read More...

Product focus: Regular savings accounts

Updated: 28th April 2011 - First Published: 28th April 2011 Savers who prefer to place a set, regular deposit each month may be best suited to a regular savings account. Read More...

How the price of a pint could reach £8…

Updated: 27th April 2011 - First Published: 27th April 2011 The cost of a pint of beer could be approaching £8 by 2060 if prices continue to rise at their current rate, according to new research into the value of money. Read More...

Northern Rock ramps up fixed rate ISAs

Updated: 27th April 2011 - First Published: 27th April 2011 Northern Rock has ramped up the rates on its fixed rate internet ISAs. Read More...

Lloyds TSB on the right savings track

Updated: 26th April 2011 - First Published: 26th April 2011 Lloyds TSB has unveiled two new tracker bonds sure to capture savers’ attention. Read More...

State Bank of India reveals grand savings account

Updated: 26th April 2011 - First Published: 26th April 2011 State Bank of India has had a grand idea with the launch of a new savings account where the rate is fixed for 1,000 days. Read More...

AA on the right savings road

Updated: 21st April 2011 - First Published: 21st April 2011 The AA has launched a new two year ISA sure to drive savers crazy. Read More...

Student expenses soar to £50K

Updated: 21st April 2011 - First Published: 21st April 2011 Students planning to go to university next year face having to find almost £50,000 in order to finance just three years of study. Read More...

Buckinghamshire pulls it out of the savings bag

Updated: 20th April 2011 - First Published: 20th April 2011 Buckinghamshire Building Society has unveiled a unique 100 day notice children’s account which pays a market-leading variable rate. Read More...

Product focus: No notice accounts

Updated: 20th April 2011 - First Published: 20th April 2011 The summer months are just around the corner, signalling a potentially expensive time for families. Read More...

Fix your online savings with Barnsley BS

Updated: 19th October 2017 - First Published: 20th April 2011 Barnsley BS has launched a new one year savings account that pays a top five rate for its term. Read More...

Double savings delight at krbs

Updated: 20th April 2011 - First Published: 20th April 2011 Krbs has increased both the headline rates and bonuses on two of its easy access accounts. Read More...

Account from Northern Rock is one to saver

Updated: 18th April 2011 - First Published: 18th April 2011 Northern Rock has introduced a new issue of its Save Up account, paying an improved rate. Read More...

Double rate rise delight from Sainsbury’s Finance

Updated: 18th April 2011 - First Published: 18th April 2011 Sainsbury’s Finance has improved its Easy Saver and Online Saver accounts. Read More...

Savers urged to look long term

Updated: 26th May 2011 - First Published: 18th April 2011 Savers have been urged to drop their 'live for the moment' attitude and plan for the long term. With short term savings accounts and cash ISAs proving so popular in the UK. Read More...

Premier standard ISA from Manchester BS

Updated: 14th April 2011 - First Published: 14th April 2011 Manchester BS has launched a new notice ISA that has the look of a premier standard account. Read More...

Principality BS makes no notice move

Updated: 14th April 2011 - First Published: 14th April 2011 Principality Building Society has increased the rate on its E-Saver account to leave it amongst the best no notice accounts around. Read More...

Whiteaway gets itself noticed

Updated: 14th April 2011 - First Published: 14th April 2011 Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank has increased the rate available on its 90 day notice account sending it soaring up the charts. Read More...

Top five year account from Birmingham Midshires

Updated: 14th April 2011 - First Published: 14th April 2011 Birmingham Midshires has launched a five year account that pays the finest rate in the market. Read More...

Barnsley BS makes welcome fixed saving addition

Updated: 14th April 2011 - First Published: 14th April 2011 Barnsley Building Society has made a welcome addition to its range of fixed rate bonds with the introduction of a new two year deal. Read More...

Switch reminder for cash ISA savers

Updated: 13th April 2011 - First Published: 13th April 2011 ISA savers have been urged to put a reminder in their diary for April 2012 to switch their cash ISAs to the best rates available. Read More...

Leeds BS unveils super short term bond

Updated: 12th April 2011 - First Published: 12th April 2011 Leeds Building Society has unveiled a new postal bond to add to its array of fixed rate bonds. Read More...

Ray of inflation hope for savers

Updated: 12th April 2011 - First Published: 12th April 2011 A small chink of light has appeared at the end of a long tunnel for savers searching for an inflation-beating savings account after official figures revealed a surprise drop in inflation in March. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Finance pleases fixed rate savers

Updated: 12th April 2011 - First Published: 12th April 2011 Sainsbury's Finance has sanctioned a move in its fixed rate savings accounts certain to please savers. Read More...

Clydesdale Bank sets fixed ISA market alight

Updated: 11th April 2011 - First Published: 11th April 2011 Clydesdale Bank has launched a new fixed ISA which sets the savings market alight. Read More...

Lloyds TSB reveals internet bond to cherish

Updated: 11th April 2011 - First Published: 11th April 2011 Lloyds TSB has unveiled a new internet bond to cherish. Read More...

Every little helps savers at Tesco Bank

Updated: 11th April 2011 - First Published: 11th April 2011 Tesco Bank has done its bit to help savers by increasing the rate available on its Internet Saver account. Read More...

Get a nicer ISA to start the tax year

Updated: 11th April 2011 - First Published: 08th April 2011 The new tax year may only just have begun, but there’s no excuse not to find a home for your ISA allowance as soon as possible. Read More...

Product focus: ISAs

Updated: 11th April 2011 - First Published: 08th April 2011 The start of a new tax year brings with it a wave of competitive ISA deals aimed at those savers who want to invest their tax free allowance early. Here are a selection of some of the best deals. Read More...

A nicer ISA from Principality BS

Updated: 07th April 2011 - First Published: 07th April 2011 Principality BS has relaunched its ISA range, with its one year product proving to be the pick of the bunch. Read More...

Grab an online dime with Northern Rock

Updated: 06th April 2011 - First Published: 06th April 2011 Northern Rock has increased the rate of its internet operated variable ISA. Read More...

Savings special from Aldermore

Updated: 09th May 2017 - First Published: 06th April 2011 Aldermore has launched a pair of new savings accounts that will appeal to those looking for a short term home for their funds. Read More...

FirstSave saver is one and only

Updated: 06th April 2011 - First Published: 06th April 2011 FirstSave has improved the rate of its one year fixed rate bond, giving it the best rate around at this level. Read More...

Invest now or forever hold your peace

Updated: 05th April 2011 - First Published: 05th April 2011 There are just hours before the 2010/11 tax year finishes, meaning investors are fast running out of time to maximise this year’s ISA allowance. Read More...

Last chance saloon for ISA savers

Updated: 29th January 2013 - First Published: 04th April 2011 The final call has gone out to savers to make the most of their 2010/11 ISA allowance before it's too late. The deadline is midnight 5 April 2011. Read More...

Salvation for savers as bond rates hit year high

Updated: 04th April 2011 - First Published: 04th April 2011 Savers have been given a huge boost after research from Moneyfacts.co.uk revealed the rates available on short term fixed rate bonds have hit their highest level in over a year. Read More...

Leeds BS leads fixed rate ISA race

Updated: 05th April 2011 - First Published: 04th April 2011 Leeds Building Society has laid down a marker with its new three year fixed rate ISA for the 2011/12 tax allowance. Read More...

Newcastle BS reveals Premier league ISA

Updated: 05th April 2011 - First Published: 04th April 2011 Newcastle Building Society has unveiled its Premier ISA paying a flat rate of 4.40%. Read More...

Product focus: No notice accounts

Updated: 04th April 2011 - First Published: 04th April 2011 No notice accounts allow investors to make unlimited, penalty free withdrawals and are best suited to those who require frequent, short-term access to their money. Read More...

Double ISA delight at Derbyshire BS

Updated: 05th April 2011 - First Published: 04th April 2011 Derbyshire Building Society has added to its existing ISA range with the launch of two new products for the new tax year. Read More...

How saving divides the sexes

Updated: 04th April 2011 - First Published: 04th April 2011 Some not so subtle differences have been identified between the sexes and their attitudes towards savings in the latest research by National Savings & Investments (NS&I). Read More...

Fix your ISA for four years with Saffron BS

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 31st March 2011 Saffron BS has launched a new four year ISA that should have long-term investors licking their lips. Read More...

Rate hikes show every little helps at Tesco Bank

Updated: 31st March 2011 - First Published: 31st March 2011 Tesco Bank has increased the rates of interest paid on its one and two year fixed rate savings accounts. Read More...

Product focus: Children’s accounts

Updated: 15th May 2017 - First Published: 31st March 2011 The loss of the Child Trust Funds was a blow to savers hoping to provide a nest egg for their children in later life. Read More...

Principality BS improves its medium and long game

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 31st March 2011 Principality BS has boosted its medium and long term bond offerings. Read More...

Junior ISAs unveiled

Updated: 31st March 2011 - First Published: 31st March 2011 It has been announced that Junior ISA accounts are to become available from 1 November this year. Read More...

Where to put 5K over 6months for the best return

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 30th March 2011 Earning 3.00% guaranteed in six months is a tall order for a savings account, over a year, yes, over six months, currently it’s just not possible. However, there are several options that pay 3.00%.... Read More...

Birmingham Midshires improves ISA offerings

Updated: 06th February 2013 - First Published: 29th March 2011 Birmingham Midshires has increased the rates paid on its five year fixed ISA and variable rate ISA accounts. Read More...

ISAs – best of the best

Updated: 30th March 2011 - First Published: 29th March 2011 As we approach the end of another tax year, the battle to attract savers tax free ISA allowance is in full flow. Read More...

Santander one year ISA entices savers

Updated: 06th February 2013 - First Published: 29th March 2011 Santander has shown its one year ISA hand with the launch of a new postal account that pays a top rate on higher deposits. Read More...

Have your ISA cake and eat it….

Updated: 29th March 2011 - First Published: 28th March 2011 Some ISA savers rate safety as more important than rates when choosing an ISA, but the truth is they can have both. Read More...

ING Direct goes for the savings jugular

Updated: 06th August 2012 - First Published: 28th March 2011 ING Direct has gone straight for the savings jugular by increasing the rate on its savings account for new customers. Read More...

Lloyds TSB sends cash ISA rate soaring

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 28th March 2011 Lloyds TSB has increased the rate on its Two Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA to 3.60%. Read More...

Whiteaway goes right way for notice account savers

Updated: 28th March 2011 - First Published: 28th March 2011 Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank has increased the rate on its 90 Day Notice Direct account to 3.02%. Read More...

Marsden BS extends savers a notice account hand

Updated: 25th March 2011 - First Published: 25th March 2011 Marsden Building Society has extended its range of internet savings accounts with the launch of a new 95 day notice internet account. Read More...

Savings boost as Brits think outside the box

Updated: 22nd September 2011 - First Published: 25th March 2011 Hard-up Brits are going to some unusual lengths to help boost their savings, new research has revealed. Read More...

Cheshire BS goes fixed rate ISA crazy

Updated: 25th March 2011 - First Published: 25th March 2011 Cheshire Building Society has made a change for the better to its fixed rate savings accounts. Read More...

Savers rejoice at NS&I certificate relaunch

Updated: 25th March 2011 - First Published: 24th March 2011 Savers have been given a much needed boost after the Budget revealed that National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is to reintroduce its index-linked savings certificates. Read More...

Regular saver to relish from Manchester BS

Updated: 23rd March 2011 - First Published: 23rd March 2011 Manchester BS has launched a new regular savings account that could be just the ticket for savers looking to put funds away each month. Read More...

One year market leading ISA from Cater Allen

Updated: 04th August 2017 - First Published: 23rd March 2011 Cater Allen Private Bank has substantially boosted the rate available on its one year fixed rate ISA. Read More...

Five year ISA boost from Northern Rock

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 23rd March 2011 Northern Rock has increased the rate paid on its five year fixed rate cash ISA, making it the market leader in its field. Read More...

Savers urged to beat the ISA rush

Updated: 22nd March 2011 - First Published: 22nd March 2011 ISA savers have been told not to leave their ISA application until the last minute as the deadline for 2010/11 tax year contributions draws ever closer. Read More...

United National Bank makes positive savings change

Updated: 23rd March 2011 - First Published: 22nd March 2011 United National Bank has dramatically increased the rates payable on its fixed deposit accounts. Read More...

Sainsbury’s brings super deals to savings market

Updated: 22nd March 2011 - First Published: 22nd March 2011 Sainsbury’s Finance has reviewed the rates paid on its fixed rate bonds. Read More...

Savers hit rock bottom as inflation soars

Updated: 22nd March 2011 - First Published: 22nd March 2011 The task facing savers searching for an inflation-beating savings account just got even tougher after official figures revealed inflation soared to its highest level for more than two years in February. Read More...

Product focus: 60 day notice accounts

Updated: 07th December 2017 - First Published: 21st March 2011 Investors who do not need immediate access to funds may be best suited to a notice account. Read More...

Savers spoilt for fixed rate ISA choice

Updated: 22nd March 2011 - First Published: 21st March 2011 Savers searching for a fixed rate ISA have more than four times the amount of ISA deals to choose from than five years ago, Moneyfacts.co.uk has revealed. Read More...

A no notice account worth noticing from Nationwide

Updated: 18th March 2011 - First Published: 18th March 2011 Nationwide BS has relaunched it popular MySave internet account paying an improved rate. Read More...

A saver to savour from Santander

Updated: 18th March 2011 - First Published: 18th March 2011 Santander has increased the rate paid on its popular eSaver account. Read More...

Product focus: Fixed and variable rate ISAs

Updated: 17th March 2011 - First Published: 17th March 2011 With ISA season in full swing the market is awash with activity. Most providers have announced their intentions and there are some good deals to be found. Read More...

Halifax makes an ISA change for the positive

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 16th March 2011 Halifax has increased the rate paid on its four year fixed rate ISA for the second time this month. Read More...

West Brom BS spins a web of savings gold

Updated: 17th March 2011 - First Published: 16th March 2011 West Brom BS has spun a web of savings gold with its new four year internet operated account. Read More...

Check your ISA rate savers urged

Updated: 23rd October 2017 - First Published: 16th March 2011 ISA savers have been warned to check the rate offered by their tax free account, and many could be in for a nasty shock. Read More...

FTBs get a helping hand from local councils

Updated: 16th March 2011 - First Published: 16th March 2011 Lloyds TSB has revealed plans to launch a 95% loan-to-value mortgage for first time buyers (FTBs) that is topped up by a loan from their council. Read More...

Product focus: Monthly interest accounts

Updated: 15th March 2011 - First Published: 15th March 2011 The winners of the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011 have spoken of their joy at being recognised for some of the finest products in personal finance. Read More...

Fixed rate bonds fly high at Santander

Updated: 03rd July 2017 - First Published: 14th March 2011 Santander has improved the rates on its short term fixed rate bonds. Read More...

FirstSave offers first class fixed rate bonds

Updated: 14th March 2011 - First Published: 14th March 2011 FirstSave has overhauled its fixed rate savings offerings to startling effect. Read More...

Many savers unaware of compensation scheme

Updated: 14th March 2011 - First Published: 14th March 2011 Less than half of consumers are aware that cash ISA savers would get their money back if their provider went bust. Read More...

SAGA sets short term fixed rate pulses racing

Updated: 15th May 2017 - First Published: 14th March 2011 SAGA has unveiled some new short term fixed rate bonds sure to set pulses racing. Read More...

Savers play it safe…but at what cost?

Updated: 11th March 2011 - First Published: 11th March 2011 Savers are becoming increasingly cautious over where they choose to invest their money, new research has revealed. Read More...

Santander improves fixed rate ISAs

Updated: 10th March 2011 - First Published: 10th March 2011 Santander has reviewed its fixed rate ISAs for the better. Read More...

AA on the right ISA road

Updated: 10th March 2011 - First Published: 10th March 2011 The AA has put ISA savers on the right road by increasing the rate on its Internet Access ISA account. Read More...

Tesco Bank delivers the savings goods

Updated: 10th March 2011 - First Published: 10th March 2011 Tesco Bank has delivered the savings goods with the latest changes to its fixed rate bonds. Read More...

West Brom makes it easy for savers

Updated: 10th March 2011 - First Published: 10th March 2011 West Brom Building Society has put savers on easy street with the launch of this new no notice internet operated account. Read More...

Record low base rate hits two year milestone

Updated: 10th March 2011 - First Published: 10th March 2011 The Bank of England has decided to keep base rate on hold for another month, making it a full two years that the rate has sat at 0.5%. Read More...

Ex-smokers could save a packet…

Updated: 09th March 2011 - First Published: 09th March 2011 Smokers who quit the habit will enjoy benefits to their wealth as well as their health, it has been revealed. Read More...

Savers benefit as cash ISA competition hots up

Updated: 15th March 2012 - First Published: 09th March 2011 Savers looking to use their cash ISA allowance are set to benefit from the battle that has broken out between all the banks and building societies for their money. Read More...

Product focus: Cash ISAs

Updated: 09th March 2011 - First Published: 09th March 2011 A large number of cash ISAs include introductory bonuses, designed to boost a product’s initial rate. Read More...

Manchester BS reveals premier cash ISA

Updated: 09th March 2011 - First Published: 09th March 2011 Manchester BS has launched a new 45 day notice cash ISA that is premier in name and status. Read More...

AA drives fixed rate savers to distraction

Updated: 09th March 2011 - First Published: 09th March 2011 AA has driven savers to distraction with its new five year fixed rate bonds. Read More...

Take three years at 4.00% with SAGA

Updated: 17th December 2012 - First Published: 07th March 2011 SAGA has replaced its three year fixed ISA with much improved rates. Read More...

Confusion reigns over ISA tax advantages

Updated: 15th March 2012 - First Published: 07th March 2011 Many people are still failing to take full advantage of their tax break ISA allowance, because of confusion over the benefits that the savings vehicles offer. Read More...

Double ISA delight at Nationwide

Updated: 08th March 2011 - First Published: 07th March 2011 Nationwide BS has increased the rates paid on its E-ISA and its four year cash ISA. Read More...

Market leading 4 year ISA from Derbyshire BS

Updated: 08th March 2011 - First Published: 07th March 2011 Derbyshire BS has increased the rate paid on its four year fixed rate ISA, making it the stand out choice for new investors and those looking to transfer in. Read More...

Bank on Barclays for cash ISA

Updated: 08th March 2011 - First Published: 07th March 2011 Barclays Bank has set out its stall for this year’s ISA rush with the launch of the latest issue of its Golden ISA. Read More...

Product focus: One year fixed rate bonds

Updated: 04th March 2011 - First Published: 04th March 2011 With interest rates set to rise over the coming months, savers looking to lock money away for a fixed period may be concerned as to what the best options are.