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  • Savings rates higher than a year ago

    The Bank of England base rate was held at 0.50% for the 35th month in a row today, but it’s not all bad news for savers as savings rates continue to tick upwards.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 12 January 2012

  • Focus on: 2.85% savings account with no bonus

    With the dust settled on Virgin’s acquisition of Northern Rock, the newest-formed bank on the high street, Virgin Money, is offering an easy access savings account paying 2.85

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 11 January 2012

  • Go to the cinema for less

    Next month the great and the good from the world of cinema will be assembling for the 84th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood – better known as The Oscars.

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 10 January 2012

  • Northern Rock acquisition brings new savings accounts

    Today marks the completion of Virgin’s takeover of Northern Rock, the ailing bank which was taken into public ownership in 2008. Rebranded as Virgin Money bank, this week the

    Mark Hooson

    Updated: 09 January 2012

  • Set your 2012 savings goal

    The New Year is the perfect time to set yourself a savings goal - whether it's trying to build up some cash to pay for your summer break, putting money away for a property dep

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 03 January 2012

  • Alternative options for savers

    With inflation still high and the Bank of England base rate showing no sign of rising any time soon, many savers are looking outside conventional savings accounts to generate

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 21 December 2011

  • Save ahead for Christmas 2012

    If you're one of the many who have found financing Christmas this year painful, then you can avoid money misery next year by starting to save now for Christmas 2012.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 15 December 2011

  • Focus on: AA launches leading savings account

    The AA has thrown down the gauntlet to its savings account rivals with the launch of a new easy-access account paying a headline interest rate of 3.20% on £1

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 14 December 2011

  • Savers’ silver lining

    Most savers won't be sorry to see the back of 2011, with interest rates seemingly stuck at 0.5%, inflation running at more than double the government's 2% target and the conti

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 08 December 2011

  • Focus on: Market-leading 3.16% easy access account

    High inflation and low interest rates have given savers little reason to celebrate recently, but Northern Rock provided some good news this week with the intr

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 01 December 2011

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