Savings Accounts

Whether you're saving for a house, retirement, or a well-deserved holiday, make sure you're putting your money to work with a savings account.

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The total cost of buying a home

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever make. Read this guide for a breakdown of all the costs associated with buying a house..

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How to Help to Buy mortgages work?

The term Help to Buy covers a number of schemes the government introduced to help first time buyers get onto the property ladder. Read this guide to find out how Help to Buy schemes can help you.

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Your state pension explained

The state pension has been modified many times since it was first introduced in 1909. Read this guide to find out all about your state pension.

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Savings Accounts Questions: Our Dedicated Guide

Everything you've ever wanted to know about savings accounts, ISAs, interest (and tax on interest), benefits, and more!


The most expensive cities in the UK to own a car

While you might think that London is the most expensive city to drive a car, high insurance costs in Liverpool push it to the top of the list of most expensive cities to drive in.

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Instant access savings accounts

An instant access or easy access savings account is perfect if you want to build up your savings but still want the flexibility of immediate access to your money.

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Children’s savings accounts

Children's savings accounts pay a high rate of interest and can be a good way of teaching your kids some good financial habits early in life.

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Which Savings Account Is Right For Me? | Bankrate

Which type of savings account is right for you? Do you need easy access to your savings, or do you just want to sit back and earn some solid interest?

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Cash ISA | Cash ISA Comparison

Cash ISAs are a tax-free way of building up your savings. Learn about your ISA allowance, and how it's different from your personal savings allowance.

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What Is An ISA? | What Is An ISA Account? | Bankrate

An ISA lets you build up your savings by £20,000 per year. In this guide we walk you through all the types of ISAs available, to simplify the process.

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Your State Pension Explained | How Much Will I Get?

Read this guide to learn about your state pension age, and how many years of national insurance contributions you must make to qualify for the full state pension.

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Peer to Peer lending and investments

Peer-to-peer investments advertise a much higher rate of interest than traditional savings accounts - but they're riskier, and there are more caveats to consider before diving in.

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Business savings accounts

Business savings accounts let you earn interest on your capital reserves, and can provide flexible access or longer-term investments with more impressive savings rates


Cryptocurrency Guide: What Is Cryptocurrency? | Bankrate

In this guide on Cryptocurrency, we explain everything you need to know about the crypto revolution, from a financial perspective. Read the guide here!

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How to calculate your net worth

Your net worth is a good way of tracking the relationship between your assets and liabilities, and how that relationship changes as you make financial decisions. Knowing your net worth can help keep you on track for a better financial future.