When did you last move your savings?

When did you last move your savings?

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

Yet we know switching savings isn’t everyone’s top priority, even though we'd urge you to think again – 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)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 74 votes (43%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 18 votes (10%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 17 votes (10%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 6 votes (3%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 3 votes (2%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 2 votes (1%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 31 votes (18%)
I don’t have any savings 21 votes (12%)
I’m a woman aged under 25 (99 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 22 votes (22%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 11 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 11 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 2 votes (2%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 2 votes (2%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 0 votes (0%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 36 votes (36%)
I don’t have any savings 15 votes (15%)
I'm a man aged 25 to 34 (458 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 175 votes (38%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 72 votes (16%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 47 votes (10%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 17 votes (4%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 12 votes (3%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 6 votes (1%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 60 votes (13%)
I don’t have any savings 69 votes (15%)
I’m a woman aged 25 to 34 (287 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 89 votes (31%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 45 votes (16%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 40 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 18 votes (6%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 9 votes (3%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 2 votes (1%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 49 votes (17%)
I don’t have any savings 35 votes (12%)
I'm a man aged 35 to 49 (489 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 179 votes (37%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 75 votes (15%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 70 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 29 votes (6%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 23 votes (5%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 14 votes (3%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 45 votes (9%)
I don’t have any savings 54 votes (11%)
I'm a woman aged 35 to 49 (367 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 100 votes (27%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 50 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 51 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 25 votes (7%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 32 votes (9%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 7 votes (2%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 54 votes (15%)
I don’t have any savings 48 votes (13%)
I'm a man aged 50 to 64 (648 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 284 votes (44%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 101 votes (16%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 80 votes (12%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 44 votes (7%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 28 votes (4%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 20 votes (3%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 64 votes (10%)
I don’t have any savings 27 votes (4%)
I’m a woman aged 50 to 64 (706 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 241 votes (34%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 126 votes (18%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 99 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 49 votes (7%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 32 votes (5%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 20 votes (3%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 103 votes (15%)
I don’t have any savings 36 votes (5%)
I'm a man aged 65+ (478 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 200 votes (42%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 76 votes (16%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 66 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 36 votes (8%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 33 votes (7%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 24 votes (5%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 38 votes (8%)
I don’t have any savings 5 votes (1%)
I’m a woman aged 65+ (408 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 168 votes (41%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 54 votes (13%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 57 votes (14%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 35 votes (9%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 22 votes (5%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 21 votes (5%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 46 votes (11%)
I don’t have any savings 5 votes (1%)
I’m agender (or I don’t wish to disclose my gender/age) (18 votes)
I’ve moved my savings in the last 6 months 4 votes (22%)
I've moved my savings in the last 6 to 12 months 2 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 1-3 years ago 2 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 3-5 years ago 2 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings 5-10 years ago 2 votes (11%)
I last moved my savings over 10 years ago 2 votes (11%)
I’ve NEVER moved my savings 4 votes (22%)
I don’t have any savings 0 votes (0%)

                   4,130 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.