When did you last move your savings? MoneySaving Poll Results

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Savings rates have crept up slightly since last weekís base rate rise. If your savings are earning less than 1%, itís time to move (see Top Savings Accounts).

Yet we know switching savings isnít everyoneís top priority, even though we'd urge you to think again Ė so when was the last time you moved your cash into a higher-paying account?

Please choose the option CLOSEST to your situation. (If you use current accounts to save, include the last time you switched bank.)

Results

I'm a man aged under 25 (172 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months74 votes (43%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months18 votes (10%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago17 votes (10%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago6 votes (3%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago3 votes (2%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago2 votes (1%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings31 votes (18%)
I donít have any savings21 votes (12%)
Iím a woman aged under 25 (99 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months22 votes (22%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months11 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago11 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago2 votes (2%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago2 votes (2%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago0 votes (0%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings36 votes (36%)
I donít have any savings15 votes (15%)
I'm a man aged 25 to 34 (458 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months175 votes (38%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months72 votes (16%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago47 votes (10%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago17 votes (4%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago12 votes (3%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago6 votes (1%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings60 votes (13%)
I donít have any savings69 votes (15%)
Iím a woman aged 25 to 34 (287 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months89 votes (31%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months45 votes (16%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago40 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago18 votes (6%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago9 votes (3%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago2 votes (1%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings49 votes (17%)
I donít have any savings35 votes (12%)
I'm a man aged 35 to 49 (489 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months179 votes (37%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months75 votes (15%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago70 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago29 votes (6%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago23 votes (5%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago14 votes (3%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings45 votes (9%)
I donít have any savings54 votes (11%)
I'm a woman aged 35 to 49 (367 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months100 votes (27%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months50 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago51 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago25 votes (7%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago32 votes (9%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago7 votes (2%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings54 votes (15%)
I donít have any savings48 votes (13%)
I'm a man aged 50 to 64 (648 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months284 votes (44%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months101 votes (16%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago80 votes (12%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago44 votes (7%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago28 votes (4%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago20 votes (3%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings64 votes (10%)
I donít have any savings27 votes (4%)
Iím a woman aged 50 to 64 (706 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months241 votes (34%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months126 votes (18%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago99 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago49 votes (7%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago32 votes (5%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago20 votes (3%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings103 votes (15%)
I donít have any savings36 votes (5%)
I'm a man aged 65+ (478 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months200 votes (42%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months76 votes (16%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago66 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago36 votes (8%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago33 votes (7%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago24 votes (5%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings38 votes (8%)
I donít have any savings5 votes (1%)
Iím a woman aged 65+ (408 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months168 votes (41%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months54 votes (13%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago57 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago35 votes (9%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago22 votes (5%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago21 votes (5%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings46 votes (11%)
I donít have any savings5 votes (1%)
Iím agender (or I donít wish to disclose my gender/age) (18 votes)
Iíve moved my savings in the last 6 months4 votes (22%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months2 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago2 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago2 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago2 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago2 votes (11%)
Iíve NEVER moved my savings4 votes (22%)
I donít have any savings0 votes (0%)

                   4,130 votes received.

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