Savings - Guide Index

Our guides to savings

Saving makes sense. Whether you salt away a lump sum, put aside something each month, or simply add to your reserves when you have cash to spare, it’s a key part of managing your family finances. Clearly, it makes sense to choose the best home for your money, so check out our guides on the range of accounts at your disposal

Related savings guides

Best high interest accounts

Shelter up to £20,000 from tax with an Individual Savings Account (ISA)

Best savings bonds

What are savings bonds?

Borrowing via peer-to-peer lending

Take out a loan without the need of bank or building society.

Children’s savings accounts

Encourage kids to save and teach them valuable lessons about money.

Dormant accounts

It can be easier than you think to forget about savings accounts.

Easy access accounts

Get immediate access to your cash.

Fixed rate bonds

Fixed rate bonds typically last for between one and five years.

Guide to Help to Buy ISAs

Help to Buy ISA

ISA allowance 2016

This tax year (2017/18) you can put up to £20,000 into an ISA.

Junior ISAs and Child Trust Funds

Children can use the money saved for them to help with some of the financial challenges they may face.

New ISAs guide

You can now hold as much as you like of this ISA limit in cash.

Notice accounts

A notice account requires you to ‘notify’ the savings provider in advance every time you want to make a withdrawal

Offshore accounts

Offshore accounts are savings accounts located outside the holder’s country of residence.

Peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending

Pensions or savings

It’s not always easy to know where the best home is for your savings.

Protecting savings

Fortunately, there are safeguards in place to protect savers’ hard-earned nest eggs.

Q&A: Taking out a loan via a peer-to-peer lending website

Q&A: Taking out a loan via a peer-to-peer lending website

Regular Savings accounts

If you’re looking to put money away every month, a regular saver account could be ideal.

Saving for retirement

It’s up to you to build up a retirement savings pot.

Saving via peer-to-peer lending guide

Peer-to-peer websites work by pairing up savers who want a better return on their cash.

Saving with peer-to-peer lending sites

Peer-to-peer lending websites enable savers to lend money to individuals and small businesses.

Savings Decision Tree

Welcome to our savings decision tree!

Stocks & Shares ISAs Guide

A guide to Stocks & Shares ISAs

Things to watch out for when opening a savings account

What to watch out for when searching for a savings account.

Understanding Interest

The amount of interest you earn on your savings will depend on several different factors.

What is NS&I?

100% of savers money is protected.

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