The latest news and developments affecting the UK economy. Hot takes on how economic factors affect savers and investment in the UK.

The experts speak! Financial predictions for 2019

January 9th, 2019 by
Brexit, currency wars, challenger banks and rising interest rates – according to the experts, any one of these factors could make or break your savings and investments.

Protests as Rail Fare Increases Outstrip Inflation and the Top-Paying Savings Rates

January 7th, 2019 by
Angry commuters are protesting the rail fare increases, which have once again risen higher than the top-paying savings rates

How to Brexit-proof your ISA savings

December 24th, 2018 by
How can you prepare your ISA savings so that you don’t suffer the full weight of currency depreciation and market volatility?

Static Inflation Rate Spells Good News for Savers

November 21st, 2018 by
Savers had some rare good news this month, as it was revealed that inflation remained static at 2.4 per cent in October.

Boon for savers as inflation (finally) goes down

October 19th, 2018 by
Inflation has fallen for the first time since March, offering respite for savers who have been struggling to find inflation-beating savings accounts.

Skipton Raises Savings Rates following Base Rate Change

August 3rd, 2018 by
Skipton Building Society has raised the interest rate on its Cash Lifetime ISA (LISA) and other variable savings accounts, following yesterday’s base rate hike.

Why the Bank of England Base Rate Matters

August 2nd, 2018 by
Over the past nine years, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has only raised rates once. So why does this base interest rate even matter?

Odds Lengthen on Rate Rise as Inflation Stays Static

July 20th, 2018 by
The rising cost of oil and gas had led many economists to predict an increase in the consumer price index. However, the falling price of goods such as clothing and slower house price growth contributed to static inflation figures.

How 59 per cent of Brits Waste their Savings

July 19th, 2018 by
Almost six in ten (59 per cent) Brits believe they are wasting their savings rather than putting them to good use, new research has found.

Bad News for Savers as Interest Rates Held

May 10th, 2018 by
The Bank of England has maintained the base rate of 0.5 per cent, disappointing millions of savers who have been struggling with low interest rates

95% of Londoners don’t have an Investment Portfolio

April 30th, 2018 by
According to investment app Dabbl, even though approximately three quarters (74 per cent) of London residents have considered starting a portfolio, just five per cent went on to take action on their investments.