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Category: Saving Bonds

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

One-year Savings Bond Rates Soar, While Five-year Deals Rise Modestly / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: MoneyFacts

Starting a new year can be a great time to review the top savings rates, and reassuringly, average rates on one-year fixed bonds have hit a four-year high, according to the latest research by Moneyfacts.co.uk. However, this encouraging start to 2019 has not been seen in the five-year fixed bond market, with rates (although rising) not rising at the same pace.

Statistics released today show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 2.1% during December, meaning 94 fixed rate bonds and 6 fixed rate ISAs (based on a £10,000 deposit) can now match or beat inflation*. Within that, 82 fixed bonds and 4 fixed ISAs beat 2.1%, still a small share of the standard savings market.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

UK Savings Shock as Rates Were cut Before Base Interest Rate Vote / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: MoneyFacts

Savers still deflated from last week’s base rate announcement will now have to stomach the fact that the savings market has undergone a bit of a stumble. As the market prepared itself for a base rate change, there were unforeseen savings rate cuts, with some deals disappearing altogether.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

UK Savings Market Recovery Weakened by Bank of England Lending Schemes / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: MoneyFacts

The latest data from moneyfacts.co.uk reveals that the savings market has now had seven consecutive months wherein rate rises have outweighed cuts, with July seeing 151 rises versus 45 cuts.

Fixed rate bonds are continuing to play a huge part in the recovery of the market, with 60% of the recorded rate rises last month being for fixed rate bonds. In fact, the average two-year fixed bond has grown from 1.04% to 1.32% since the start of the year, and a similar picture can be seen for longer-term bonds. The average three-year fixed bond has grown from 1.21% to 1.56%, while the average five-year fixed bond is up to 1.92% from 1.67% in January 2017.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, February 27, 2017

Top Fixed Rate Savings Bond Highest in 10 months / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: John_Mauldin

Challenger banks are causing a storm in the fixed rate bond market, with especially the highest rates in the market seeing an increase. The top one-year fixed rate bond has increased to 2.00%, up by 0.60% since January and the first time in 10 months a one-year fixed rate has stood at 2.00% or higher.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, February 20, 2017

UK Long-term Fixed Savings Bond Interest Rates Rise / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: MoneyFacts

Moneyfacts UK Savings Trends Treasury Report data, yet to be published, highlights that the average long-term fixed bond rate has increased by 0.05% to 1.30%, the first time Moneyfacts has seen a significant rate rise of 0.05% or more since October 2015.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, October 24, 2016

Average five-year Fixed Rate Savings Bond Falls Below 2.00% / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: MoneyFacts

Long-term fixed rate bonds used to be the premier solution for many savers looking for a decent return on their savings. However, Moneyfacts.co.uk data can reveal the disappointing news that the average five-year fixed bond rate has fallen to a record low, now standing below 2.00%.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

UK Fixed Bond Savings Interest Rates Fall Through the Floor / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: MoneyFacts

As far as the savings market was concerned, 2015 was the year of the challenger provider, and as a result rates crept up and positivity started to make a welcome return. However, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk shows that since the start of the year rates on fixed bonds have free-wheeled downhill to new lows.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, December 07, 2015

Popular One-year Pensioner Bond is Coming to an End / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: MoneyFacts

January marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds (also known as the Pensioner Bonds), which means that those who invested in the one-year fixed version would be wise to start looking for a new home for their cash.

It’s estimated that over a million older savers snapped up the one and three-year bonds paying 2.80% and 4.00% respectively last year. According to calculations by Moneyfacts.co.uk, savers will have earned £280 in interest before tax if the maximum of £10,000 was invested over the one-year term.

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