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CPI inflation rockets to 3%, the highest since 2012

UK inflation has risen to a five-and-a-half year high of 3% – the highest level since April 2012. The figure, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), cannot be beaten...

Al Rayan Bank launches market-beating savings accounts

Al Rayan Bank has boosted rates on five of its savings accounts, launching it to the top of the Which? Money Compare tables. The Sharia-compliant bank offers products compatible with...

Inflation hits four-year high at 2.9%: can any savings account beat it?

Inflation has soared to 2.9% – matching the four-year high seen in May 2017 – as rising food and fuel prices continue to squeeze consumers. And it’s terrible news for...

Inflation stays at 2.6% – should you fix your savings for seven years?

A new savings account offered by PCF Bank is offering 2.6% AER – but it comes with a staggering seven-year fixed-rate term.  The rate, paid on balances from £1,000 to...

Savings account numbers hit 1,700: how to pick the best deal

Savers have a choice of 300 more savings accounts than six months ago, as the number of offers on the market hits 1,700, according to data from Moneyfacts. But while you might...

Savers rejoice: inflation drops to 2.6%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell to 2.6% in June, giving your cash stockpiles a much-needed boost – but as inflation continues to outstrip most savings accounts, how can you get...

Is your bank changing your sort code? Find out what it means for you

Almost one million banking customers are being contacted to have their sort codes and account numbers changed as the UK’s biggest banks begin the process of ‘ring-fencing’ their accounts. The process...

CPI soars: 4 ways to help your savings beat inflation

Inflation has risen to a four-year high, hitting 2.9%. As prices continue to creep upwards, how can you protect your savings? The latest Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figure increased by 0.2%...

Should you stash your savings in a credit union?

RetailCURE, a credit union for retail workers, has launched a market-leading savings deal on balances up to £15,000 – but does this new offer beat a savings account? Savers eligible...

Ford launches inflation-busting savings accounts paying 4%

UPDATE 24th May: After being on sale for just a few days, Ford Money has pulled these accounts from sale, citing huge demand. They are no longer available.  New savings...

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