Savings

August 2018: What are the best savings account rates?

Savers need to move fast to take advantage of the best rates now available; here’s a round-up of August’s best savings deals.

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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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Mobile banking to overtake online banking in 2019

Mobile banking has never been more popular and is set to overtake online banking in 2019, according to a new forecast.

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Here’s why it is worth investing small amounts

DIY Investor Toolkit: Here’s how far £100 a month can go in the stock market over five years.

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Savings accounts that beat inflation

Thanks to a Consumer Price Index inflation rate of 2.5 per cent, options for savers to match or beat inflation have increased significantly.

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Why cash Isas are still worth sizing up

Last month ushered in a new tax year and with it the chance to put more money into cash Isas. 

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Stocks and shares Isa beats cash Isa two-thirds of the time

Since 1999 the average stocks and shares Isa fund has beaten the average cash Isa rate in 12 out of 19 tax years. 

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