Credit Cards, by Card Type
Credit Cards by Credit Type
Credit Cards, by Issuer
Loans and Financing
UK Savings Account Products
Savings Accounts are an essential part of any financial strategy and, although interest rates may fluctuate, still provide one of the safest forms of investment. Even saving a small amount each week, or each month, soon adds up over time, and it's easy to forget the powerful effects of compound interest which, in time, can turn your small nest-egg into a substantial sum of money. However, as with any financial product, different companies provide different benefits, and even simple, passbook-style savings accounts can be quite different from one bank or building society to the next. Nonetheless, each of the savings products we list below is designed to provide you with a good start, and to provide your money with a safe home, while earning your savings a very reasonable rate of interest.
A Child Trust Fund, often known simply as a CTF
, is a savings and investment account for children, and developed by the government in order to encourage children and their families to save for the future. Often mentioned along with the Child Trust Fund Voucher Scheme, where the government provides vouchers for investment into such savings accounts, one might be forgiven for getting a bit confused if this area of investment is new to you. However, engage Mutual Assurance
has an established track record of operating Child Trust Funds, and is an ideal company to work with when setting up such an account.
Fixed Rate Web Saver account is an offshore account which may be useful to anyone living abroad, and who would like a fixed rate and fixed term for their savings. Competitive against similar accounts, such as those from Abbey International, for example, one the particular benefits of such accounts is that interest is paid gross, without tax deducted. You do, of course, still need to declare this interest in whichever country you're resident in. You can choose a fixed period from 6 months to 3 years; you can thus be sure exactly how much interest you'll receive, and when.
Regular Saver Account is an offshore account which may be useful to anyone living abroad, and who wants to Save between £100 and £2,000 every month for 12 months. Offering competitive interest rates against similar accounts, such as those from Abbey International, for example, one particular benefit of such offshore accounts is that interest is paid without tax being deducted - although, of course, you will still need to declare this interest in whichever country you're resident in. Additionally, when you sign-up, the interest rate is fixed for the year.
Halifax International Sterling Variable Rate Web Saver Account
is an excellent account for offshore savings. The savings account offers attractive tiered interest rates, so the more you save, the more interest you will earn. You can also transfer money in and out of your Sterling Variable Rate Web Saver Account whenever you choose to without any penalties, and without any hidden catches. An ideal account for those who may live abroad, the account pays interest gross (i.e. without interest being deducted), which may be a useful benefit to many.
, after over 160 years of being in business, is still a Friendly Society, offering a range of financial products from savings and insurance to life cover and retirement plans. The Liverpool Victoria
ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a savings plan, designed to encourage you to save, and providing excellent tax benefits (as all ISAs do). An easy way to think of an ISA is like a wrapper that protects your investments from the claws of the taxman; and, no matter how much your investments may grow, or how much money you may withdraw from your ISA, the money will be protected from both capital gains tax and income tax.
The Post Office
have operated savings accounts for decades, and have always been able to be counted on as a safe and secure location for investor's deposits. The Post Office
Instant Saver account is no exception, and provides all the benefits that you might expect, such as instant access through more than 12,000 UK Post Office
branches, by using one of the 60,000 Link ATM machines, by post, by telephone or even online. While rarely paying the highest interest rate, the Post Office
Instant Saver interest rate is often better than many, and provides a safe and secure home for your money.
Top of Page