Savings Accounts

Whether you're saving for a house, retirement, or something else, make sure you're putting your money to work with a savings account.

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The most affordable places to live in the UK

Ten years after the global financial crisis, its impact is still being felt in parts of the UK where house prices have declined or only slightly increased since 2008.

9 May, 2019

You can retire a millionaire. Really!

Becoming a millionaire is not an unrealistic dream. If you pace yourself, you could achieve millionaire status by the time you’re ready to retire.

8 May, 2019

Help to Buy mortgages explained

What is Help to Buy?

1 May, 2019

The total cost of buying a home

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever make, and on top of the price of the property there are a wide range of associated costs both before and after completion.

25 April, 2019

Pension auto-enrolment and how it works

Pension automatic enrolment makes it mandatory for employers to offer you a workplace pension that you both pay into. A percentage of the pension contribution comes out of your salary, and your employer (and the government) tops it up with “free” money.

24 April, 2019

Your state pension explained

The state pension was first introduced in 1909 and around 500,000 people aged 70 and over were paid five shillings (25p) a week. Taking inflation into account, that’s around £28 per week in today’s money.

24 April, 2019

What happens to bank accounts after death

Dealing with the death of a loved one is always going to be hard. This guide explains what happens to someone's bank account and finances when they die, and what steps you need to take to get their financial affairs in order.

18 April, 2019

The best savings accounts for 2018

The last 18 months have seen savings rates gradually edge up, providing hope for savers who have faced low rates since the Bank of England cut the base rate to 0.50% in March 2009, where it remains following the latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on June 21, 2018.

18 April, 2019

How much money you need to save for retirement

The most common way to save for retirement is with a pension, but even with auto-enrolment, the majority of us are still not saving enough.

18 April, 2019

What is an innovative finance ISA?

When interest rates are low, investors look away from traditional savings accounts to find returns that beat inflation.

18 April, 2019

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