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  • Has inflation peaked?

    Inflation fell last month, providing a glimmer of hope to those struggling to cope with steep living costs, but offering little comfort for savers.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 16 November 2011

  • Why you can't afford not to save

    Current economic uncertainty means it’s more important than ever to have a savings cushion in place to protect yourself in the event that you lose your job.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 10 November 2011

  • Focus on: NEW bond that pays interest upfront

    Savers who tie up their cash in fixed rate bonds will be used to receiving their interest when their accounts mature, but Santander has shaken things up with the launch of a b

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 09 November 2011

  • Save and give to charity

    You may have bought a poppy this year, but now you can do more for charity and earn a market-leading rate on your savings with a new account from Coventry Building Society.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 04 November 2011

  • Junior ISAs explained

    November 1 sees the launch of Junior individual savings accounts (ISAs) which will enable parents, grandparents, relatives and friends to build up a tax-free lump sum for thei

    Jessica Bown

    Updated: 26 October 2011

  • Give your savings a tax-free boost

    Times may be tough, but that isn’t deterring savvy savers from making the most of their annual tax-free allowances.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 26 October 2011

  • Focus on: Earn 4.10% on your savings

    West Bromwich has launched a new Regular Saver account for adults paying a fixed rate of 4.10%.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 12 October 2011

  • 10 tips to beat financial woes

    In the face of fresh economic uncertainty and rising living costs, it’s little wonder that near three-quarters of us are worried about our current financial situation - but th

    Laura Howard

    Updated: 11 October 2011

  • Countdown to Christmas

    Like it or not, Christmas is just a few weeks away, and if you want to avoid the usual expensive last minute buying frenzy you should start preparing as soon as possible.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 11 October 2011

  • Should you protect your savings from inflation?

    With inflation continuing to soar, and interest rates still at record lows, savers face a real struggle to generate any sort of real returns.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 11 October 2011

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