More Brits regularly save cash in a coin jar than in a bank or building society savings account, according to new research.
April marks the beginning of the new financial year, but despite narrowly missing the advent of a triple dip recession, the unveiling of a gloomy budget reveals that this year is likely to look very similar to the last.
The West Brom is hoping to put a seasonal spring in savers’ steps by releasing a new market leading account via its direct distribution channel.
Peter Edmonds, independent mortgage advisor at Central Financial Services, discusses how first time buyers could save a deposit and purchase their first home in much less time than money househunters think:
Millions of Brits would last just weeks living off their savings, it has been revealed. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study into the financial commitments of 2,000 adults, discovered that one in three would last less than a month if they were forced to fall back on the rainy day fund.
Over half (57%) of UK households are missing out on savings of over £350 per year by failing to consolidate their finances with family discounted products, new research from Aviva reveals.
With just over three weeks to go until the end of the 2012/2013 tax year on 5th April, Leeds Building Society is offering a highly competitive rate of return to those investors still to use their £5,640 tax free allowance.
More than half the working population would be ‘completely stuffed’ if they lost their job tomorrow, it emerged.
The average adult has seven major regrets – with starting smoking, not saving enough money or putting on weight likely to be top of the list, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 adults revealed taking up smoking was the most common regret, with 88% of smokers wishing they had never started in the first place.
first direct has re-introduced its Regular Saver account at a market leading rate of 6% AER.
The majority of parents with children currently 10 years old or under have some form of savings account for their child in place, according to the latest research from Lloyds TSB.
Millions of Brits have adopted a war-time style ‘rations’ mentality in order to save money amid the continuing economic downturn, has been revealed.
As the four year anniversary of interest rates hitting their all-time low of 0.5% approaches next week and with inflation still hovering at 2.7%, Fidelity Worldwide Investment is urging those saving for the long term to consider whether their savings could be working harder.
With March 7 marking the fourth anniversary since Bank of England base rate dropped to a record low of 0.5 per cent, analysis by MoneySupermarket has shown that the cost of borrowing on mortgages and personal loans has fallen dramatically over the period, while savings rates have plummeted further since the Funding for Lending Scheme was introduced in August 2012.
Almost 15 million people across the UK (31% of the adult population) are not currently making any efforts to save for the future, while eight million people (17%) have no savings to their name at all, according to Scottish Widows' seventh annual Savings and Investment Report.
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