Hundreds of savings accounts now beat inflation

More than 600 savings deals now beat inflation, currently 0.8%, but experts say that savers should not be optimistic about this lasting.

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation was 0.8% in April, down from 1.5% in March.

Currently, 654 savings accounts match or beat inflation. This includes 32 easy-access accounts, 61 notice accounts and 96 fixed-rate Isas, according to the latest data from Savings Champion.

UK inflation falls to 1.7%

Prices for everyday goods and services in the UK increased at a rate of 1.7% in August this year. The rate for CPI and CPIH is currently the same, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Goldman Sachs cuts rate on popular Marcus easy access account

September 5, 2019

Savings provider Goldman Sachs, which is less than one year old, has cut its easy-access account rate to 1.45%.

Marcus stunned the savings market last year when it offered a significantly better rate than competitors at the time. 

But the cut is just another blow to an already crumbling savings market, with National Saving and Investment (NS&I) ealier this week withdrawing its popular Guaranteed Growth and Guaranteed Income Bonds from general sale.  

On-target inflation is dilemma for central bankers and the next PM

The Office for National Statistics reports that the average by which prices increased (CPI inflation) was 2% in June 2019.

The alternative CPIH, which includes housing costs, was 1.9% for June.

While this figure is more or less right on the target set for the Bank of England by the government, the slowing global economy, potential no-deal exit from the EU, and rising wage growth all present headaches of different natures for those with their hands on the levers.

Inflation remains low despite strong wage growth

The UK economy continues to undershoot its inflation target despite record low unemployment.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation remained at 1.9%, the third month it had been below it’s the Bank of England’s 2% target rates according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

To beat inflation, turn to investment trusts

The minimum aim of every investor should be to ensure the returns they receive from their investments are above and beyond the rate of in­flation, and on this front investment trusts more than hold their own, research by Money Observer has found.

We looked at annualised returns for investment trusts over the past 20 years and pitted them against in­flation in the shape of the retail prices index (RPI), which over the period has risen by an average 2.5% per year.

Triple lock kicks in for inflation-busting rise in 2019 state pension

New figures from the Office for National Statistics today revealed that inflation fell from 2.7% in August to 2.4% in September.

The level of the state pension rises every year by the highest of 2.5%, growth in earnings or Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation. This is thanks to the 'triple lock' guarantee, which has given retirees' incomes a strong boost since it was first introduced.