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  • Focus on: Save and donate with Poppy Bonds

    If you support the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal and have savings to stash away for the next few years, the Coventry Building Society’s two new Poppy Bonds could

    Kevin Pratt

    Updated: 07 November 2013

  • Where to move your savings

    It’s decision time for millions of savers, who must face up to the difficult choice of what to do with their money in the current low interest rate environment.

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 07 November 2013

  • Six ways to de-stress your financial life

    We all get stressed at times - and money worries are a common cause. To mark National Stress Awareness Day last Wednesday, which promotes awareness of the dangers of excessive

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 05 November 2013

  • Peer-to-peer fan? Customer protection on the cards

    Savers seeking higher returns through peer-to-peer lending schemes will receive greater protection if proposals announced the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) become concrete

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 28 October 2013

  • Current account switching myths

    Current accounts providers are continuing to step up their offerings since new rules came into force which made jumping from one bank to another quicker and easier – but milli

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 24 October 2013

  • Focus on: Earn a leading 2.00% on your savings in 2014

    Times are tough for savers – dismal interest rates are the norm, which makes it more important than ever to pounce on the best returns available.

    Kevin Pratt

    Updated: 18 October 2013

  • 5 ways to be better off with the same money

    Making your salary last the month is a challenge for many of us. But if you’ve made as many cutbacks as you possibly can and your bank balance is still looking a little sickly

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 16 October 2013

  • Focus On: Improve your savings rate every year with Lloyds

    There’s been very little for savers to celebrate recently, but Lloyds Bank has just bucked the trend of falling returns by raising rates on its 3 Year Step Bond.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 16 October 2013

  • Has your bank been named and shamed?

    Barclays Bank is the most complained about bank in the UK, according to figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Lloyds Banking Group takes the crown for most compl

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 16 October 2013

  • Focus on: New! Virgin Money fixed rate ISAs

    Four years ago this month, the annual cash ISA allowance increased for those over the age of 50. But if you took advantage of this new allowance by opening a fixed rate cash I

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 10 October 2013

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