Savings

December 2018: what are the best savings account rates?

Average rates are rising across the board for first time in seven years

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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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Savings update: rates rising but investors should be wary

Discover the best rates on taxable easy-access accounts and Isas

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Top savings accounts come with a catch

Savers are having to jump through hoops to earn rates of 1.3 per cent.

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Over 25% of homes bought in 2018 backed by 'Bank of Mum and Dad'

Parents are now effectively a mortgage lender with a £5.7 billion loan book in 2018, according to financial services group Legal & General (L&G).

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