Tesco goes to the top of the one year fixed rate Isa table

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of improved fixed rate cash ISA deals hit the market and various new entrants to the best buy tables. August had already seen new market leading rates launched by Holmesdale Building Society (1.75% for … Read More

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How funding for lending halved savings rates

It’s no secret, the Funding for Lending Scheme, which came into operation in August 2012, has been devastating for savers. The scheme was launched with the intention of stimulating the housing market but its knock on effects meant that providers no longer looked … Read More

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Paragon Bank sweeps the best buy rates

This week, there is yet more positive news for those looking to open a new account, as a group of new market leading and best buy fixed rate accounts hit the market. One of the key improvements this week was from … Read More

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Great rates for new savers, but existing account holders need to be alert to falling rates

This week providers have been taking with one hand and giving with the other. The positive news for savers keeps coming as yet more best buy accounts hit the market and the Savings Champion Index saw its largest weekly increase … Read More

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Best fixed rate and notice accounts in years

After years of plummeting savings rates, recent weeks have seen some really positive signs in the market. Last week best buy 1 year fixed rates bonds hit their highest level since 1 August 2013 and this week, notice accounts have … Read More

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Don’t wait too long to pick up the rates from the challenger banks

United Trust Bank has launched new versions of its 18 month and 1 year fixed rate bonds, with increased rates from the previous versions. The 18 month bond has improved from 2.00% to 2.05% gross/AER and the 1 year bond … Read More

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The battle of the challenger banks is heating up

The battle of the Challenger Banks is hotting up, where would we be without them? The fierce competition between the providers is great news for beleaguered savers and we hope that it will continue, with more market leading rates to come. … Read More

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Vanquis Bank ups the rates on its 1,2,3,4 and 5 year bonds to dominate the longer term market

Vanquis Bank has launched new versions of its 1, 2, 3 and 5 year fixed rate bonds, offering higher interest rates than the previous versions. The 1 year fixed rate bond now pays 1.86% (the previous version was 1.61%), the … Read More

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Charter Savings Bank launches two year fixed rate bond paying 2.16%

Shawbrook Bank has launched new versions of its notice accounts, with higher rates than the previous versions. The new 120 Day Notice Account (Issue 28) is paying 1.75% (the previous version was 1.60%) and the 95 Day Notice Account (Issue … Read More

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The challenger banks continue to beat the High Street names of savings rates

Charter Savings Bank has launched a new version of its 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond paying 1.91%, replacing the previous version, which paid 1.75%. Accounts can be opened online with a minimum of £1,000 and you cannot access your funds … Read More

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