Savings

Lisas limp on, but savers are missing out

Lifetime individual saving accounts have hardly been a roaring success. In the 2017-2018 tax year, the average contribution was £3,114 per account, £400 lower than expected.

Beware of the risks when investing in mini bonds

Don’t be swayed by impressive interest rates and fun perks, says Ruth Jackson. Mini bonds aren’t as good an investment as they look.

Sipps sued over scams

Clients and providers disagree on who should be responsible for spotting fraud, says David Prosser.

NS&I fails to keep up

The state-backed bank is popular, but there are better rates on offer elsewhere for savers, says Ruth Jackson.

Don’t lose your child’s savings

Child trust funds turn 16 this year – but a million accounts have been abandoned. Is yours one of them?

How to make the most of the 0.25% interest-rate rise

So the Bank of England has raised interest rates to a whopping 0.75%. Might as well make the most of it, says Ruth Jackson.

Pensions and savings tax relief under attack

MPs want to reform the savings and pensions tax relief system to benefit the less well-off.

A stress-free way to switch current accounts

Breaking up with your bank shouldn’t be difficult, says Ruth Jackson. If you’re looking to change current accounts, here’s how to do it.

Asos: setting the trend when it comes to savings

The retailer’s plan to offer a range of savings options may inspire others, says David Prosser.

Three apps to save you money

Apps on your mobile phone can help you salt away cash and manage your finances. But these tools may be less useful than they seem, says Ruth Jackson.

Don’t miss out on the best current accounts

There’s no point sticking with a bank that offers a bad deal, says Ruth Jackson. Make sure you move when rates are cut.

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