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Helping hand for customers saving for first home

Building society the West Brom has signalled its commitment to supporting first time buyers with the addition of a Help to Buy: ISA to its range of savings accounts.

‘College funds’ worth tens of thousands now “essential” for children from middle-income families

Aspirant parents who want their children to go to university may need to start building a ‘college fund’ now or their child may not be able to afford a university education, according to NFU Mutual.

Leeds improves fixed rate ISAs

Savers seeking tax-free returns have two new fixed rate products to consider from Leeds Building Society.

NS&I launches new Junior ISA

A new cash Junior ISA has been launched and is available online only at

Paragon Bank refresh ISA range

Paragon Bank has repriced its Cash ISA range, offering best buy products for people wanting to save for either one or five years.

Challenging the High-Street ISA rates

With the start of a new tax year comes refreshed ISA allowances, and to ensure you have the best rate for 2017-18, you may need to turn away from High Street Banks.

ISAs vs Pensions - which should people invest in?

With the tax free allowance on savings now set at £1,000, people are beginning to consider what the benefit is of investing in an ISA and whether there are other options, such as pensions, that they would be better off investing in.

5 million over 50s expected to open a new ISA in 2017

Many people look to their savings to boost their income as they move towards retirement or retire completely, but even though savers continue to be punished by ultra-low interest rates, the over 50s continue to believe that cash is king when it comes to their ISA allowance according to new research by Saga Investment Services.

Time for savers to cash in on tax-free interest allowance

When the personal savings allowance (PSA) comes into force from 6th April, UK adults could save up to £69,000 before having to pay tax on the interest, according to MoneySuperMarket calculations.

More than a third of under 35s have no savings

More than a than a quarter of Brits have no savings at all, with this rising to 37% for those aged 18-34, according to research from SunLife.

Personal savings allowances confusing savers

With a month to go until the personal savings allowance (PSA) comes into effect, new research from AA Financial Services reveals that 90% of savers don’t know what the allowance is and are struggling to determine where to put their savings after April.

Santander increases support for first time buyers with new market-leading

First time buyers across the UK can now take advantage of Santander’s new market-leading Help to Buy ISA rate available from 14th March.

Wealthy investors shun private pensions in favour of equity ISAs

One in four wealthy investors (24%) is shunning private pensions in favour of stocks and shares ISAs, according to new research from The Share Centre.

Just £31 a week can help give your child the keys to financial freedom

Every parent wants to give their child a good start in life, but this often comes at a cost. Paying for driving lessons, their first car and insuring it, funding a gap year and covering university tuition fees all adds up and can cost you over £40,000.

How to be smart with your taxes in 2016

How to be smart with your taxes in 2016

Taxes: they have to be paid, but it can be quite a chore to deal with them. For many people, even just the routine process of filing a tax return can feel monotonous - so why would you want to even think about your tax affairs at any other time of year?