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  • Introductory savings rates to be investigated

    Savings accounts housing a trillion pounds held by 80% of adult Brits are to be scrutinised by the market watchdog.

    Kevin Pratt

    Updated: 10 September 2013

  • Time to leave NSI?

    Hundreds of thousands of people with NS&I savings accounts will see their rates slashed this week, so is it time for you to get shot of the state-owned savings bank?

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 04 September 2013

  • How to reach your savings goal

    Most of us have a reason to save, whether it’s a deposit for our first home, Christmas, kids’ university fees or our own retirement years.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 29 August 2013

  • The best branch-free money deals

    With many of us preferring to manage our money online these days, it's not surprising that bank branches are rapidly starting to disappear from our high streets.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 21 August 2013

  • Easy ways to boost your income

    Borrowers might have welcomed the announcement from Mark Carney, the new Bank of England governor, that interest rates won't rise until the unemployment rate has fallen to 7%

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 09 August 2013

  • How to fund your new car

    If you're taking the plunge and buying a new (or used) car this September, perhaps to take advantage of the new '63' plates, you'll have two important decisions to make: which

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 07 August 2013

  • 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

  • Should you be claiming PPI?

    The Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal doesn't look like it's going away any time soon. In fact the compensation bill continues to climb.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 31 July 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

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