Over the past few months, interest rates on savings accounts have fallen to record low levels and with inflation rates predicted to increase, savers can be forgiven for feeling pessimistic.
However, has the Autumn Statement brought some much needed relief to beleaguered savers?
Details are sketchy, but the answer may be “yes”, all be it in a very limited way.
A new NS&I bond
In his first, and as it turns out last, Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond announced that National Savings & Investments (NS&I) would launch a new bond in 2017.
Mr Hammond said that ...