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Atom Bank offers new savings rates of up to 2.40%

Atom Bank offers new savings rates of up to 2.40%

Atom Bank has increased its fixed savings product rates across one, two, three and five year terms.

24 Feb 2017

OneFamily to enter Lifetime ISA market

OneFamily to enter Lifetime ISA market

OneFamily has today announced its intention to enter the Lifetime ISA market during 2017.

21 Feb 2017

Savings rate rises overtake reductions after 15 months of cuts

Savings rate rises overtake reductions after 15 months of cuts

Savings rate rises have finally overtaken reductions during the month of January, after 15 consecutive months of cuts.

14 Feb 2017

Lending Works launches IFISA

Lending Works launches IFISA

Lending Works has announced the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA and says it expects "significant uptake" after an internal survey found 88% of customers plan to open one.

08 Feb 2017

Advisers see surge in demand for cash account alternatives

Advisers see surge in demand for cash account alternatives

Advisers are seeing a surge in demand from clients who want low-risk investments that can generate higher returns than traditional cash-based accounts, according to new Prudential research.

06 Feb 2017

Octopus partners with challengers to double average savings rate

Octopus partners with challengers to double average savings rate

Octopus Investments has partnered with a number of challenger banks in a bid to let clients of advisers double the average high street interest rate, while providing additional FSCS cover.

01 Feb 2017

The Share Centre to launch Lifetime ISA

The Share Centre to launch Lifetime ISA

The Share Centre says it will offer the new Lifetime ISA from its launch date on April 6th.

30 Jan 2017

Crowd bonds and the IFISA: what you need to know

Crowd bonds and the IFISA: what you need to know

Peer-to-peer; crowd bonds; equity crowdfunding; marketplace lending. Welcome to the confusing world of crowdfunding.

27 Jan 2017

Should employers be able to contribute to LISA?

Should employers be able to contribute to LISA?

True Potential believes that employers must be allowed to pay in to the Lifetime ISA so that employees who prefer the LISA don’t miss out on contributions.

25 Jan 2017

Savers would choose better returns over extra FSCS protection

Savers would choose better returns over extra FSCS protection

Savers would rather get a better interest rate on their money than benefit from more FSCS protection, according to research from peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter.

25 Jan 2017

 

Landbay set to launch IFISA in Q1

Landbay set to launch IFISA in Q1

Peer-to-peer investment platform Landbay has been granted ISA Manager status by HMRC, clearing the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA before the end of the 2016-17 tax year.

16 Jan 2017

NS&I revamps adviser website

NS&I revamps adviser website

NS&I has launched a new version of its website for financial advisers, planners and paraplanners.

12 Jan 2017

IFISA to spark 50% growth in P2P market

IFISA to spark 50% growth in P2P market

The launch of the Innovative Finance ISA could spark growth of up to 50% in the peer-to-peer market in 2017, according to ratings and research agency 4thWay.

12 Jan 2017

Atom Bank expands fixed saver range

Atom Bank expands fixed saver range

Atom Bank has added two new products to its current fixed saver range, with three-year and five-year products available from today.

10 Jan 2017

Nucleus: include advice as non-charge withdrawal in LISA

Nucleus: include advice as non-charge withdrawal in LISA

With the HMRC’s consultation on the Lifetime ISA closing to responses today, Nucleus is calling for the inclusion of adviser charging as a non-charge withdrawal and a lower withdrawal charge of 20%.

06 Jan 2017

Just 8% of savers confident they're on the best rate

Just 8% of savers confident they're on the best rate

5.7m Brits plan to switch savings account in 2017, as only 8% are sure they’re on best rate, according to new research from Masthaven.

04 Jan 2017

Millennials top 2016 savings table

Millennials top 2016 savings table

18 to 34 year-olds saved more in 2016 than any other generation, according to new research from Charter Savings Bank.

28 Dec 2016

Over-55s 'majorly concerned' over falling return on savings

Over-55s 'majorly concerned' over falling return on savings

Almost one in four over-55s now view the drop in return on savings as a threat to their financial health – up from 17% in Q2 2016 to the highest point in almost three years.

28 Dec 2016

Atom Bank deposits top £110m

Atom Bank deposits top £110m

Atom Bank has seen Fixed Saver deposits exceed £110 million since its launch.

20 Dec 2016

Government scraps LISA exit charges in first year

Government scraps LISA exit charges in first year

The government has announced that the 25% withdrawal charge for the Lifetime ISA will not apply for the first year, as people could face a 25% Government charge up to 12 months before they receive the bonus.

14 Dec 2016

Savings accounts paying over 1% halve in 2016

Savings accounts paying over 1% halve in 2016

The number of savings accounts paying 1% or more has halved in 2016 as reductions outweigh rate rises for the 14th consecutive month.

13 Dec 2016

FCA introduces new savings account rules

FCA introduces new savings account rules

The FCA has introduced new rules requiring firms to provide easy-to-understand key information in an upfront summary box to help consumers compare savings accounts.

01 Dec 2016

MPC denies low interest rates are hurting savers

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MPC denies low interest rates are hurting savers

External MPC member Gertjan Vlieghe has hit back at arguments that low interest rates hurt savers, because savers hold significant amounts of non-deposit assets, such as property, which benefit from low interest rates and asset purchases.

29 Nov 2016

New investment platform for advisers launches

New investment platform for advisers launches

Financial services technology provider, EValue, has joined forces with fintech firm, Moola, to create a new investment platform for advisers.

25 Nov 2016

Budget 2016
NS&I to launch 2.2% savings bond

Budget 2016
NS&I to launch 2.2% savings bond

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced the launch of a new savings bond through NS&I.

23 Nov 2016

Chancellor warned against delaying LISA launch as appetite grows

Chancellor warned against delaying LISA launch as appetite grows

Investment firm True Potential says the Lifetime ISA must not be halted amid calls from the pensions industry to delay or abandon it.

22 Nov 2016

Leeds launches new fixed rate ISA at 1.01%

Leeds launches new fixed rate ISA at 1.01%

Leeds Building Society has launched a new one year fixed rate ISA at 1.01% which it says is currently the highest rate on a one year fixed rate ISA from a High Street provider.

22 Nov 2016

Building society mortgage approvals up 6% in Q3

Building society mortgage approvals up 6% in Q3

The Building Societies Association's mortgage lending and savings figures for Q3 show that lending by building societies continues to grow on an annual basis, maintaining their share of lending in a slowing mortgage market.

21 Nov 2016

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