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Santander to cut rate on popular 5.2% easy-access savings account next week – should you switch now?

Santander is cutting the rate on its popular easy-access savings account from 5.2% to 4.2% on Monday 20 May. But you can easily beat the new 4.2% rate by switching elsewhere.

14 May 2024

Chase customer? Check if you can get its boosted 5.1% easy-access saver

If you have a Chase current account, you may be able to get a table-topping 5.1% easy-access savings rate to go with it, as the bank has launched a new, temporary bonus offer for some existing customers.

23 April 2024

NS&I launches 'British Savings Bonds' – but you can get better rates elsewhere

NS&I has launched its 'British Savings Bonds' – three-year fixed rate savings accounts first announced by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget last month. But they'll only pay 4.15% AER – a rate you can easily beat elsewhere.

16 April 2024

Spring Budget 2024: No change to Lifetime ISAs in blow to Martin and MSE's campaign – but a shake-up could still be on the table

In a blow to first-time buyers – as well as to and its founder Martin Lewis's campaign – there were no changes to the rules on Lifetime ISAs announced in today's Spring Budget.

6 March 2024

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