Savings: Interest rates to rise soon? Keep your options open with these five accounts

iStock_000015528657_ExtraSmallMark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said interest rates may rise sooner than expected. Financial experts now expect interest rates to rise in the first six months of 2015, or possibly as early as this autumn. But the speed of any rate rises is expected to be slow, with Carney saying: “We expect that eventual increases in Bank rate will be gradual and limited.” The news will come as a welcome surprise for savers, many of whom have given up hope of a rise in interest rates. But it ...

Savings: 5 Cash ISA deals we like

Savings: 5 Cash ISA deals we likeSavers got a boost in the Budget earlier this year, when it was announced that from July, the maximum contribution to a Cash ISA (Individual Savings Account) will rise to £15,000 each and every year. It will also be possible, again from July, to transfer money from a Stocks and Shares ISA to a Cash ISA. Both of these moves will give Cash ISAs a new lease of life. But which of the 200 or so Cash ISAs currently available is right for you? We’re here ...