Savings

February 2019: what are the best savings account rates?

With interest rates slowly back on the rise, we examine the best savings accounts and Isa accounts on offer in 2019.

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Are older savers missing out on the best bank rates?

Millions of people who don't yet bank online could be locked out of the best deals.

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Are premium bonds a good investment for children?

Our Prudent Parent weighs the perks and pitfalls of a much-loved British savings vehicle.

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Banks boost profits on back of over-60s’ current account cash

High street lenders are raking in profits from their older customers who leave substantial sums in current accounts that pay low interest.

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Savers with less than £500K reluctant to take financial advice

Research has found the advice tipping point is just under £500,000 for men and slightly higher for women.

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Seven of the top 10 savings rates come with catches

Easy-access accounts are often assumed to be straightforward, but savers should study the terms and conditions.

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Goldman Sachs’s Marcus account offers 1.5% interest on savings

Global banking player introduces a new online bank for UK savers.

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Growing out of a culture of borrowing

How do you get teenagers to start saving? Carol Knight, of Tisa, shares strategies.

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Editor's Comment: Lifetime Isa won't be missed

We have other tax-free options – the Help to Buy Isa, occupational and personal pensions – designed specifically for each of those goals.

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