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  • 5 ways to beat inflation

    The national minimum wage, first introduced 15 years ago, is no longer useful according to one of its key architects Sir George Bain, as it’s falling in value in real terms. C

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 01 August 2013

  • Focus on: Earn 1.75% on savings of just £1

    Kick-starting the savings habit is tough when savings rates are low and the cost of living is climbing.

    But Indian bank ICICI has launched an online-only easy access saving

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 25 July 2013

  • Savers: Can you beat inflation?

    Earning a decent return on your money is proving nigh on impossible for savers, and news that inflation rose yet again in June has only exacerbated the situation.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 18 July 2013

  • Everyone can benefit from peer-to-peer finance!

    The peer-to-peer industry has taken off dramatically in the last few years, as savers look for alternative ways to earn a decent return on their money. But it's not only saver

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 12 July 2013

  • Focus on: Fix your savings at 2.03% with Britannia

    Savings rates have been dwindling for some time, and finding an attractive home for your money is a challenge, to say the least.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 11 July 2013

  • Focus on: Save and give with Race for life bond

    If you’ve been searching for a charitable home for your savings with a competitive rate of interest, you’re in luck, as Coventry Building Society has just released its ‘Race f

    Clare Walsh

    Updated: 24 June 2013

  • Is a savings account still the best place for your cash?

    News that inflation climbed again in May has dealt yet another blow to savers who have been struggling to earn a decent return on their money ever since the Bank of England ba

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 20 June 2013

  • How do you get a decent savings rate?

    Savers have struggled ever since the Bank of England slashed the base rate to 0.5% back in March 2009, but there are plenty of ways to boost returns if you know where to look.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 14 June 2013

  • Don't give up on your savings!

    Inflation is the enemy of savers. The interest rate you’re earning on your account at least needs to match the rising cost of living, otherwise the purchasing power of your sa

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 31 May 2013

  • Maximise your savings... with a current account

    Anyone looking to build up their savings pot will no doubt feel exasperated right now. Savings rates have remained pitifully low for the past few years and no signs of improve

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 23 May 2013

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