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The best cash savings accounts (July 2020)

The best cash savings accounts (July 2020)

Low saving rates mean you’re losing out in real terms against the inflation rate. So what can you do? Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 5%. (This article is updated at the start and the middle of each month after inflation rate...
Never owned a home? Get a Help to Buy ISA now!

Never owned a home? Get a Help to Buy ISA now!

The Help to Buy ISA could net new homeowners up to £3,000 in free cash from the government towards their first property, but you’ve got to be quick to get one. The government savings scheme to help first-time buyers get on the housing ladder is due to close to...
Cash Chats #81  – Do you need an ISA?

Cash Chats #81 – Do you need an ISA?

Tax-free interest on savings is great – and you don’t need an ISA to get it. As we approach the end of the financial year and the start of the new one, banks and building societies are pushing ISAs hard. Newspapers are full of adverts encouraging you to...
Irrelevant Savings Accounts: Why Cash ISAs are dead

Irrelevant Savings Accounts: Why Cash ISAs are dead

Why I don’t put my money in a Cash ISA. When my friends talk to me about savings, they always mention ISAs. It’s where they’ve always been told to save their cash (though they don’t quite understand why), and they’ve dutifully stashed as...
Fix your finances in 2019 part 3: Sort out your savings

Fix your finances in 2019 part 3: Sort out your savings

How to get in the savings habit, get the best interest rate and make sure you stick to it. If you’ve been following these fix your finances posts over the last few weeks you’ll have a good sense of where your money is going and hopefully have also started...