Savings

Get your finances in shape in 2017

You’ve already joined the gym, signed up for Mandarin classes and filled your fridge with kale. Now it’s time to tackle your finances. So where should you begin?

A personal finance round-up of 2016

Ruth Jackson rounds up what happened this year and what you may need to do to shore up your finances.

Should you swap a pension for a Lisa?

Lifetime individual savings accounts (Lisas) should be with us in April. Are they a better bet for your retirement? David Prosser investigates.

Ready your finances for 2017

With the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your finances in order, says Ruth Jackson.

Where to get the best savings rate on your cash

Banks have been embarking on another round of interest-rate cutbacks. Ruth Jackson looks at where you can get the best returns on your savings.

Is it time to switch current accounts?

Interests rates on high-paying current accounts are coming under pressure. Sarah Moore looks at the options for savers.

Rewarding current accounts: a simple way to bag £600

Make the most of banking generosity thanks to their desperation to win new customers and bag a rewarding current account, says Ruth Jackson.

Will Isas replace pensions?

Individual savings accounts (Isas) could be on track to replace personal pensions as the standard way to invest for the long term.

Where to put your savings

Savers are counting the costs of the Bank of England’s decision to halve interest rates. David Prosser looks at the best places to stash your cash.

Negative interest rates: will you have to pay to save?

Businesses have been warned that they may be charged negative interest rates on their deposits. Should savers be worried, asks Natalie Stanton.

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