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Where next for Peer to Peer investment

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Peer to Peer (P2P) lending has seen a huge growth in popularity as interest rates on savings accounts have remained in the doldrums, but as interest rates begin to rise, we are starting to see a reduction in the difference in rates between...


What a difference a week makes!

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By: Anna Bowes, Co-Founder and Director of Savings Champion

On 20th June Mark Carney made a bold statement in his annual Mansion House speech that now is NOT the time to raise interest rates.

But barely a week later at the ECB Forum on Central...


Manifesto Pension Policies

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The well respected Pensions Policy Institute has drawn up a handy guide to the pension policy positions of the main political parties and how this has changed since the last general election.

The guide can be downloaded here and has several easy...


Rates Rundown 1st June 2017

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By Savings Champion

As May ends we have seen further movement across the savings market

With the month ending, we have seen further improvements made across a range of savings accounts, with new market-leaders and contenders across a variety of...


Conservative Manifesto Plans for Care Costs

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Many column inches have been filled with the proposed care changes in the Conservative manifesto much of it designed to sell newspapers. So it is good to see that Royal London has put some thought (and a little spin) to the issue and come up with...


New Loan Rate from M&S

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M&S Bank has today (Thursday, 25 March) launched its lowest ever loan rate - the rate of 2.8% APR (representative) is available on loans from 7,500 to 14,999 over 12 to 84 months and is available to both new and existing customers*.

Loan...


Access to cheaper investments

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Vanguard, one of the world’s largest fund groups, has launched its direct-to-consumer online platform for the UK mass-market investors. This is significant as it is expected that this move will increase the downward pressure on other investment...


Round up of top savings accounts

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By: Anna Bowes, Co-Founder and Director of Savings Champion

A flurry of activity in the Easy Access market in recent months has seen competition hot up and rates driven upwards after hitting a record low at the end of 2016.

November saw providers...


How could the election affect savers?

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Anna Bowes, Co-Founder and Director of Savings Champion

So, we have an election looming – a snap one at that, which took everyone by surprise because Theresa May had repeatedly said she did not intend to call an election until 2020.

That said,...