Savings accounts

How to find the best deals when you need to keep your money in cash

What Investment Readers' Awards 2014: full coverage

What Investment Readers' Awards 2014: full coverage

Magazine | 30 Sep 2014

When you want to find out what a company is really like, you talk to its customers. That is the principle behind the What Investment Readers’ Awards.

What Investment Readers' Awards 2013: full coverage

What Investment Readers' Awards 2013: full coverage

Magazine | 2 Oct 2013

Many awards are judged by a panel of experts behind closed doors, from a shortlist determined in advance. The What Investment Readers' Awards are different.

What Investment Readers Awards 2012

What Investment Readers' Awards 2012

Magazine | 1 Oct 2012

The What Investment Readers’ Awards recognise the companies that have impressed you with their performance, value for money, and service.

Ideas for making your cash work harder

Ideas for making your cash work harder

Guides | 10 Sep 2012

From ISAs to money market funds, this guide looks at how to get a better return on your cash.

The great interest rate hunt

The great interest rate hunt

Magazine | 1 Feb 2012

We look at how to seek out the best interest rates on cash accounts and ISAs.

The high street banking revolution

The high street banking revolution

Opinion | 2 Jun 2011

Get ready for a revolution on the high street. At least, that’s what we are being told by beardy entrepreneur Richard Branson...

Will Metro Bank succeed where others have failed?

Will Metro Bank succeed where others have failed?

Opinion | 28 Mar 2011

As the first British bank to launch with a full operational banking licence for over a century, Metro Bank has caused quite a stir.

Mutual benefits: a look at building societies

Mutual benefits: a look at building societies

Guides | 11 Jan 2009

Conal Gregory looks at the range of increasingly competitive savings products offered by building societies.

Moving money to Germany

Opinion | 19 Apr 2008

A reader's question on getting the best pound-euro exchange rate receives an expert answer.

An introduction to loans and charging orders

Feature | 13 Dec 2007

Going into arrears means that occasionally we may need to borrow funds. When a consumer borrows funds from a financial institution, such as a bank or building society, this is termed an 'unsecured loan' as the loan is not secured to the value of the borrower’s home.

Get the right personal loan

Feature | 13 Dec 2007

The demands of modern life frequently push people to borrow funds through taking out loans. The settling of debts, upgrades to the home, school and college fees, and business ventures are all burdens that require supplementary financial muscle.

Improve your credit rating

Feature | 13 Dec 2007

Unless you reside on a desert island, out of contact with the rest of the world, you will have a credit report.

Cheaper home insurance in ten steps

Feature | 13 Dec 2007

Premiums are calculated in various ways and this is why there are differences between the offerings in the marketplace. The cost gap between Asda Home Insurance & L&G Home Insurance is purely because of the distinct way each organisation sizes a customer’s circumstances up.

What is a savings account?

Guides | 4 Sep 2007

Richard Brown, chief executive of Moneynet.co.uk, discusses how to find the best savings deal for your particular situation

Choosing a credit card

Guides | 26 Apr 2006

For a long time, credit cards have been associated with bad debts and high interest, but this doesn’t have to be the case.