Halifax slashes Help to Buy ISA rate for new customers
Halifax has cut the interest rate of its Help to Buy ISA from 4% to 2.5% for new customers
3 May 2016
More providers to offer Help to Buy ISAs
HSBC, Aldermore, Clydesdale Bank, and Newcastle Building Society are the latest to say they'll offer Help to Buy ISAs
23 November 2015
Torn between easy-access and fixed cash ISAs? More providers now let you open both
MoneySavingExpert.com explains how you can split your cash between easy-access and fixed cash ISAs
5 March 2015
Torn between easy-access and fixed cash ISAs? Find out how to open both
Aldermore, Kent Reliance, Nationwide and Newcastle building societies now allow savers to split their ISA allowance
27 May 2014
Boost your savings to 6%
While many savings accounts offer dismal sub-1% rates, there are always tricks to squeeze out better deals
17 January 2014
Would you lock savings away for 10 years to bag a 4% interest rate?
Leeds Building Society has launched a 10-year fixed rate bond for those looking to make a monthly income from savings
26 November 2013
Help to Buy 95% mortgages launch today: What are the deals like?
NatWest and RBS are among the providers which will offer 95% mortgage deals under the Government's Help to Buy scheme
8 October 2013
John Lewis bond is NOT a savings account
Savers considering the highly-publicised John Lewis Partnership Bond should be mindful the account is not a conventional savings product
7 March 2011
Bond rates shaken and stirred in savings cut
17 September 2010
Fixed savings rates continue to climb
6 August 2009
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Self-employed and claiming Universal Credit? Martin's warning as "minimum income floor" rule could cut payments27 October 2020MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has warned of the "sinkhole" waiting for many self-employed people in November, when the planned return of the Universal Credit "minimum income floor" rule could slash payments, as they'll be assumed to have more income than they do
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26 October 2020Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more20 October 2020Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
Martin Lewis: I confess, I did a 'decoy effect' experiment on my Twitter and Facebook followers… and it may be why they're buying more Jaffa Cakes7 September 2020Behavioural economics is a powerful science. Some retailers are undoubtedly using it to make us pay more to get less. One element is the 'decoy effect' – where a higher-priced item is sold, to make items next to it look like bargains. So I wanted to do a little experiment to test it
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