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 ...

Savings: 5 accounts to get your cash working harder

5 accounts to get your cash working harderSavers have waited for over five years for interest rates to rise and there is no sign that they will start to move during the next few months. So we’ve scoured our best buy tables and come up with five accounts; ISAs, non-ISA and for children, which we really like and will get your savings work harder for you. Here they are, click on the name of the account for more information. Tax-free and instant access: Coventry Building Society ...