Everyday money

State pension triple lock looks safe for now

Experts have called on the government to scrap the triple lock to help pay for the cost of financial support during the pandemic. 

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May 2020: what are the best savings account rates?

We share the best interest rates on Isas, bonds, and easy-access savings accounts.

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What would negative interest rates mean for mortgages and savings?

The Bank of England could cut the base rate to below zero for the first time.

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Win £250 for personal finance homeschooling lessons

Interactive investor launches Family Financial Education Award to recognise parents and carers helping children learn about personal finance at home.

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Hundreds of savings accounts now beat inflation

UK inflation falls to 0.8% owing to a drop in energy and fuel prices.

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Dipping into your pension during the crisis? Beware an extra-large tax bill

For those who take a one-off sum from a pension pot for the first time, the excess tax can run into thousands of pounds.

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Coronavirus crash now biggest threat to retirement plans, finds survey

Stock market falls as investors fret about the economic impact of Covid-19 have left many people in the UK worried about their pension pots.

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FCA reminds firms on communication with vulnerable customers

The financial watchdog has reminded businesses of their duty to clients during the pandemic, particularly those who may not use online services.

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RateSetter cuts interest rates ahead of expected default spike

Peer-to-peer lender halves rates it offers investors until the end of 2020.

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