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
Expat with Barclays? Here are your options if your account is being closed
Expats who bank with Barclays face having their UK accounts closed following a "strategic review" by the bank, leaving some customers worried about the alternatives available to them. .
5 December 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
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
NS&I to increase Premium Bond prize rate to 4.65% – here's all you need to know
This latest Premium Bond prize rate increase – the eighth we've seen in just over a year – is to the highest rate since 1999.
15 August 2023
NS&I to increase Premium Bond prize rate to 4% – here's all you need to know
NS&I will increase its Premium Bond prize-fund rate to 4% from 3.7% for its August 2023 draw and beyond, with an extra £30 million in prizes up for grabs.
11 July 2023
Bank of England increases base rate to 5% - here's how it impacts your mortgage and savings
The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4.5% to 5% - taking it to its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis.
29 June 2023
NS&I to increase Premium Bond prize rate to 3.7% – here's all you need to know
This latest Premium Bond prize rate increase – the sixth we've seen in just over a year – is to the highest rate in 15 years.
26 June 2023
Hanley Economic launches top easy-access savings rate in 14 years at 4.25% - but you need to jump through some hoops to get it
Hanley Economic Building Society's new easy-access savings rate is the highest in 14 years and it overtakes the previous top rate of 3.71%.
22 May 2023
Marcus saver? You can boost your rate to 3.3% with a few clicks – here's how
If you've got a Marcus easy-access savings account or cash ISA, you can boost your interest rate to 3.3% in seconds by activating its new 0.34% bonus.
9 May 2023
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22 February 2024A 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.
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