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Martin Lewis: Is a Lifetime ISA win coming in the Budget?

A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.

22 February 2024

NS&I to cut Premium Bond prize rate to 4.4% – are they still worth it?

NS&I will decrease its Premium Bond prize-fund rate to 4.4% from 4.65% for its March 2024 draw and beyond. But this rate was already lagging behind interest rates on standard savings accounts – so are Premium Bonds still worth it?

23 January 2024

Premium Bond prizes worth over £81 million STILL unclaimed – here's how to check if you've won

More than two million Premium Bond prizes worth a combined £81 million remain unclaimed, according to the latest figures. Here's how to check if you've missed a win.

12 December 2023

Martin Lewis: How to earn 8% interest on your savings (and possibly £200 on top, too)

It’s possible to earn 8% interest on your savings – more than four times what many earn – and gain an extra £200 on top. founder Martin Lewis explains how.

5 December 2023

Autumn Statement: State pension confirmed to rise by 8.5% from April 2024 – while some benefits will go up by 6.7%

The state pension will rise by 8.5% from April 2024 under the 'triple lock' guarantee, meaning millions of people will receive a weekly increase of up to £17.35. Certain benefits, including Universal Credit, will also rise from next April by 6.7%.

28 November 2023

Autumn Statement: ISA shake-up announced – though no win for Lifetime ISA savers

A raft of changes for savers using ISAs – savings accounts where you'll never pay tax on the interest – have been announced by the Chancellor in today's Autumn Statement.

22 November 2023

Marcus saver? You can boost your rate to 4.75% in seconds – here's how

If you've got a Marcus easy-access savings account or cash ISA, you can easily boost your interest rate to 4.75% – here's how.

31 October 2023

NS&I suddenly pulls blockbuster 6.2% savings deal – but Martin Lewis says it's no surprise

NS&I has withdrawn its hugely popular 6.2% one-year fixed savings deal for new customers from today (6 October). But the account was always going to be short-lived, according to founder Martin Lewis.

6 October 2023

Martin Lewis: Urgent warning for savers as base rate held at 5.25%

You should open a fixed savings rate NOW in case rates are cut, founder Martin Lewis has warned.

6 October 2023

Urgent! Are you a saver? Watch Martin Lewis' warning video before midnight

Santander's best buy account offers 5.2% interest, but it will be axed to new customers after 11.59pm tonight.

13 September 2023