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Savers have been hit by high inflation

Inflation 'continues pain' for savers

‘Stubbornly high’ inflation rates will mean savers continue to ‘feel the pain’ as they put money away for their future.

Junior ISAs can help a child in the future

Wrap up a Junior ISA this Christmas

The run up to Christmas is normally paired with lists containing the latest toys, video games, clothes and gadgets. Add to this a Junior ISA and you'll have a present that keeps on giving.

Why parents must build on children's desire to save

Why parents must build on children's desire to save

Despite their tender years, many children in the UK understand the need to put money aside for the future. That is according to recent research conducted by the money saving website MyFamilyClub, which revealed that 78 per cent of children are saving some or all of their pocket money.

Children are saving efficiently

Kids 'influenced by parent's finances'

Children could be taking financial lessons direct from parents with fantastic results for savings accounts and spending habits, new research suggests.

Savers need to make the most of tax free accounts

Savers 'hit hard' by inflation increase

Yesterday's announcement that inflation has risen to 2.7% in October is bad news for savers, according to comparison website

£1,669 is the average monthly outgoing

Brits cannot rely on savings

Brits do not have enough savings to survive if they lose their job, according to research from HSBC.

Basic accounts can protect people

Calls for basic account regulation

The Co-operative has called for minimum standards to be introduced in order to protect customers reliant on basic bank accounts.

Christmas can be expensive

Christmas 'costs £526'

The average cost of Christmas this year will be £527, according to research released by HSBC today.

Savings could make us happy

Happiness 'linked to savings'

Putting away savings could be having a direct impact on happiness, according to a report from NS&I.

Savings continue to struggle

Savings 'eroded by inflation'

Savings are being eroded by inflation rates, savers have been warned day.

Online savings accounts are very handy

The best online savings accounts

If you're looking to make the most of your cash with little effort an online savings account could be just what you need.

Savers could see changes to accounts

ING takeover 'significant' for savers

The takeover of ING by Barclays could be significant for ING savers, according to MoneySupermarket.

Auto-enrolment is launched today

Auto-enrolment 'to change the lives of millions'

Auto-enrolment will change the lives of millions of people, according to the Department of Work and Pensions. The scheme is launched today, with around 600,000 people being enrolled.

TV shopping needn't be expensive

Comet 'top place for bargains'

Comet came out on top as the place where people are likely to pick up a discount on big ticket items, according to research from MoneySavingExpert.

Savings pots are growing

Average savings 'almost £6,000'

Average savings are hitting almost £6,000, according to figures from Halifax. The savings provider suggests that savings habits are getting better with age.

Check your savings rate regularly

Savers ‘should check rates regularly to reap rewards’

With the recent fall in the consumer prices index to 2.4 per cent meaning more savings accounts now beat the eroding effect of inflation, MoneySupermarket is urging savers to check their rates to avoid missing out on the best deals available.

The online saver could boost savings

Post Office launches new online saver

The Post Office has launched a new issue of its online saver, paying enough interest to see a return in cash in real terms. A drop in inflation has led to a number of savings providers being able to offer security to their customers.

New short term savings bond at YBS

Yorkshire Building Society unveils savings bond at 3.4%

A new savings bond has been launched by the Yorkshire Building Society, offering a return of 3.4 per cent. The 18 month bond can be opened with a minimum of £1,000 and savers must be aged 16 or above.

The inflation drop could improve savings

Inflation drop could boost savings potential

The potential of savings could be boosted by a drop in inflation. It was announced today that the CPI rate had fallen for the third month running to 2.4 per cent.

Nationwide's new bond pays 3.80% AER

Nationwide launches new savings bond

Nationwide has launched a new savings bond for current customers of the bank. The bond will pay a rate of 3.80 per cent AER and can be opened immediately.

The bond offers a rate of 3.55%

Chelsea launch short term Best Buy bond

A new short term bond from Chelsea Building Society is available, paying a over 3.5 per cent over its course. The bond is available now and can opened with as little as £1,000.

Inflation impacts our pockets

Inflation drops to 2.8 per cent

Inflation has dropped to 2.8 per cent says the Office for National Statistics. The figures released today are good news for savers that are looking to make the most of saving above inflation.

Inflation drop is 'good for savers'

Falling inflation ‘is good news for UK savers’

Today’s announcement by the Bank of England that inflation has dipped to three per cent is a welcome boost for savers as 46 saving accounts on the market now beat inflation, according to

Leeds reveals new savings account

Leeds Building Society launches Diamond Saver account

Leeds Building Society has announced a new instant access savings account to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Diamond Saver pays 2.65 per cent - a variable rate of 2.05 per cent, plus an additional bonus of 0.6 per cent until May 31, 2013.

Sainsbury's eSaver Special will pay 2.9% AER

Sainsbury's eSaver Special gets interest rate increase

Sainsbury's Bank has announced it will be increasing the interest rate on its eSaver Special account in order to offer savers a competitive rate in a tough savings market. The account can be opened and managed online and offers returns on balances between £1,000 and £100,000.

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Leeds unveils new cash ISA range

New cash ISAs can be opened with £1

Leeds Building Society has launched a new trio of easy access fixed rate cash ISAs. The one year fixed rate ISA offers a 2.5 per cent return, the two year version pays 2.75 per cent and the three year account pays three per cent.

Personal loan rates 'drop 2 per cent'

Personal loans can help with household costs

The average rate of a personal loan has dropped, according to comparison website Figures from the site suggest that rates are 2 per cent lower than they were in 2008.