Savings

Money Observer podcast: Isa strategies and 10 shares for a £10,000 income

The Money Observer team examine investment ideas for your Isa, and whether manager musical chairs pays off.

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January 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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Age-related white-lie telling: would you?

Money Observer’s Prudent Parent explains when he would (hypothetically) be prepared to tell a white lie to bag an age-related discount. 

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Big banks fail to reward loyal savers: we name the smaller lenders paying the best rates

UK savers have £292 billion in cash Isas and more than half of that sum is in accounts held at the big banks. Yet, they pay less than smaller rivals. We pinpoint the best savings rates and star buys.

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Santander cuts interest rate and cashback on 123 current account

The bank will reduce the interest rate on its 123 account, introduce a 39.9% overdraft rate, and cap cashback on direct debits.

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New FCA plan to boost savings rates

Britons could receive a £260 million boost on their savings accounts in a regulator-led overhaul.

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Most-read Money Observer articles of 2019

Its the final countdown! Here are the years most popular articles.

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Lifetime Isas: HMRC collects £9 million in penalty charges

Savers face financial penalty for taking money out of Lifetime Isas.

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Goldman Sachs cuts rate on Marcus savings account for new savers

The interest rate on the previously market-leading easy-access savings account has fallen to 1.35%.

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