Savings: The three best Cash ISA deals and three alternatives

As the end of the tax-year draws ever closer, there will undoubtedly be many savers who have not yet opened their Cash ISA (Individual Savings Allowance) for the 2016/17 tax-year. There’s no doubt that the introduction of the Personal Savings Allowance, which will be available to us all from 6th April 2016, will shake up the savings market, but we still believe Cash ISAs will have their place. So, if you’ve not yet used your Cash ISA allowance, here’s our guide to the best deals currently available and three alternatives if you ...

Savings: 5 top accounts from banks you have never heard of

Compound interestOne of the unforeseen consequences of the financial crisis has been the number of new banks offering accounts to UK savers. Some of these are brand new start-up, so-called ‘challenger’ banks, whilst others are based overseas and have moved to the UK. Savers are by their very nature cautious people who want to know their money is safe, so it takes some time before these new banks are trusted. We therefore thought we’d highlight five accounts, all protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), which pay market leading rates of ...