Get on top of your savings

Savings accounts essential guide

Compare savings accounts and choose how to save money. Here’s a guide to different types of savings accounts.

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How to save for an emergency fund – and keep it safe

An emergency fund is all to do with planning ahead. It’s not there to make you money – but to protect the money you already have and get a supply of easily accessible cash together to help pay unexpected bills.

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Getting started with saving

Getting started with saving is easier than you think. There are many ways to organise your spending and save regularly – and lots of help available to make your savings work for you.

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Your Personal Savings Allowance

Basic rate taxpayers in the UK can earn up to £1,000 of interest on their savings accounts completely tax-free. This is your Personal Savings Allowance, or PSA. The limit depends on earnings though, and higher-rate tax payers can earn up to £500 interest before having to pay tax.

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How long would your savings last if you couldn’t work?

The average worker’s savings would only support them for 32 days, according to a survey which found that only a quarter had enough spare cash set aside to see them through a single week if they stopped earning.

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Is your work pension going to be enough to retire on?

Getting professional financial advice – and checking over your pension plans with an independent expert – could make a big difference to what you’re due when you retire.

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Power of Attorney: How to ensure you have a say in mum or dad's care

Power of Attorney: The steps you can take to ensure that your parent's later life decisions rest with you.

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More than a million savers open a Help to Buy: ISA

One million people have opened a Help to Buy: ISA to help them onto the housing ladder when they buy their first home. What’s in it for you?

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Have YOU protected your greatest asset?

The chances are you’ve already taken steps to protect your property, whether it’s your home and its contents or your mobile phone. Yet what about your greatest asset, YOU and your earning power.

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Guest Post: How to start the New Year with a clean(er) slate

Taking the time to manage your money better can really pay off. It can help you stay on top of your bills and save a good chunk of money each year.

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