Personal finance

Treasury grills bank bosses over savings rates
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Savings

Treasury grills bank bosses over savings rates

The Treasury Select Committee says customers are earning between 0.5% and 0.65% on basic savings accounts, well below the Bank of England base rate
7 Feb 2023
NS&I raises rates on its Green Savings Bonds
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Savings

NS&I raises rates on its Green Savings Bonds

NS&I has boosted the rate on its Green Savings Bonds as it plays catch up to the savings market
7 Feb 2023
The best offers for switching banks – get up to £200 free cash
Personal finance

The best offers for switching banks – get up to £200 free cash

Looking to move bank accounts? You can now bag as much as £200 for switching current accounts.
7 Feb 2023
Is it a good time to buy an annuity as rates hit a 14-year high?
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Pensions

Is it a good time to buy an annuity as rates hit a 14-year high?

Average annual annuity income has risen by almost £700 over the past 12 months. We look at whether now is a good time to buy an annuity
7 Feb 2023
The best one-year fixed savings accounts - February 2023
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Savings

The best one-year fixed savings accounts - February 2023

Earn almost 5% on one-year fixed savings accounts.
6 Feb 2023
Best savings accounts – February 2023
Savings

Best savings accounts – February 2023

Interest rates on cash savings are making a comeback. We look at the best savings accounts on the market now
6 Feb 2023
Best regular savings accounts – February 2023
Savings

Best regular savings accounts – February 2023

Looking to stash small amounts away each month? You can now earn as much as 7% on regular saving accounts. We list the ones worth looking at.
3 Feb 2023
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Which supermarket is the cheapest?
Personal finance

Which supermarket is the cheapest?

With food inflation hitting almost 17%, we look at which is the cheapest supermarket, plus the Competitions and Market Authority’s plan to introduce u…
3 Feb 2023
When will interest rates go up?
UK Economy

When will interest rates go up?

Interest rates are now at 4%, and they could rise further in the months ahead.
3 Feb 2023
RAC: Fuel prices could rise again as forecourts continue to charge higher prices
Personal finance

RAC: Fuel prices could rise again as forecourts continue to charge higher prices

Wholesale fuel prices have slowly risen, but how much will you pay now and how can you save on the costs of driving?
1 Feb 2023
NS&I brings back one-year fixed bonds with highest rates since 2010
Personal finance

NS&I brings back one-year fixed bonds with highest rates since 2010

NS&I’s one-year fixed bonds are back on sale after being pulled off the market in 2019 - but is the rate any good?
1 Feb 2023
Achieve your financial goals with St. James’s Place
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Achieve your financial goals with St. James’s Place

If you want 2023 to be the year you improve your financial position and help grow your money, then St. James’s Place can support.
1 Feb 2023
February’s Premium Bond millionaire winners revealed – how to check if you’ve won
Personal finance

February’s Premium Bond millionaire winners revealed – how to check if you’ve won

This month will see the 500th premium bond holder celebrate winning the million pound jackpot in this month’s draw. We explain how to check if you’re …
1 Feb 2023
Mortgage borrowing falls by £1bn as property market slowdown continues
Mortgages

Mortgage borrowing falls by £1bn as property market slowdown continues

Data from the Bank of England reveals mortgage borrowing fell from £4.3bn in November to £3.2bn in December. We look at why the housing market is slow…
31 Jan 2023
Nine shared banking hubs revealed as more branches close
Personal finance

Nine shared banking hubs revealed as more branches close

Locations for nine new banking hubs have been revealed, which aim to plug the gaps left by bank branch closures. We explain who can use them, and if t…
31 Jan 2023
What to do with old £20 notes – how to exchange old notes for new ones
Personal finance

What to do with old £20 notes – how to exchange old notes for new ones

Old paper £20 and £50 notes are no longer legal tender. We explain what to do with your old banknotes and where to exchange them.
31 Jan 2023
How to ask for a pay rise
Personal finance

How to ask for a pay rise

A higher salary is the best way to combat the cost of living crisis. But it can feel awkward asking for a pay rise. We reveal our top tips on how best…
31 Jan 2023
Is now a good time to buy a house?
Property

Is now a good time to buy a house?

Is now a good time to buy a house? That’s something many people might be asking as house prices, and mortgage rates, begin to decline
30 Jan 2023
Government consults on small pensions pots - here’s what to do if you have several small pension pots
Pensions

Government consults on small pensions pots - here’s what to do if you have several small pension pots

The Department for Work and Pensions has started consulting on helping workers who hold a number of small pension pots. We look at how the government …
30 Jan 2023
Self-assessment tax returns: what you need to know about getting your tax bill right
Income tax

Self-assessment tax returns: what you need to know about getting your tax bill right

Understanding how self assessment works can help you ensure you pay the right amount of tax, as well as avoid penalties for missing the deadline.
30 Jan 2023
Equity release v downsizing – which is best?
Personal finance

Equity release v downsizing – which is best?

Equity release hit a record high in 2022. But is downsizing a better way to hold on to your money?
27 Jan 2023
The High Income Child Benefit Charge - is it the most illogical, unfair and unnecessary tax?
Personal finance

The High Income Child Benefit Charge - is it the most illogical, unfair and unnecessary tax?

We may not like taxes, but this one is blatantly unfair, penalises middle income earners and adds to the gender pensions gap, says Kalpana Fitzpatrick…
27 Jan 2023