HSBC’s 1.5pc cash Isa now pays £10 monthly bonus

By Sophie Christie HSBC is rewarding its current account customers with a monthly bonus of £10 if they also take out its cash Isa, which pays 1.5pc Source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568372/s/4409c4dc/sc/36/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cfinance0Cpersonalfinance0Csavings0C11446760A0CHSBCs0E10B5pc0Ecash0EIsa0Enow0Epays0E10A0Emonthly0Ebonus0Bhtml/story01.htm     

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New challenger Charter Savings comes online with a range of savings accounts

Online bank takes on its high street rivals with competitive but ‘not chart-topping’ rates New online and phone-based bank Charter Savings has gone live this week with the launch of a range of savings accounts offering some competitive, though not chart-topping, rates of up to 2.50% gross. First announced in January, Charter is one of […]

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Quirky new cash Isa updates rate according to movements in ‘best buy’ tables

By Sophie Christie The ‘market tracker’ cash Isa will pay an interest rate based on what its competition offers, and will update every three months Source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568372/s/43f38f97/sc/36/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cfinance0Cpersonalfinance0Cinvesting0Cisas0C1144470A60CQuirky0Enew0Ecash0EIsa0Eupdates0Erate0Eaccording0Eto0Emovements0Ein0Ebest0Ebuy0Etables0Bhtml/story01.htm     

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Obama is backing plans to raise standard of brokers – but consumers could be key

The president wants financial advisers to meet ‘the fiduciary standard’ – put customers’ interests first – but a bottom-up approach could be just as effective A billion dollars a month. That’s the approximate cost of America’s failure to forge ahead with one of the reforms that would have the most immediate and direct impact on […]

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‘Transfer from one Santander cash Isa to another wiped out my allowance’

By Jessica Gorst-Williams When one reader transferred money from a matured cash Isa with Santander to another, the bank treated it as new money for this year’s Isa allowance Source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568372/s/43e402f6/sc/36/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cfinance0Cpersonalfinance0Cmoney0Esaving0Etips0Cjessicainvestigates0C114375360CTransfer0Efrom0Eone0ESantander0Ecash0EIsa0Eto0Eanother0Ewiped0Eout0Emy0Eallowance0Bhtml/story01.htm     

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Premium Bonds: You’re 2,000 times more likely to win £1m than?…?zilch

By Dan Hyde Dan Hyde disagrees with Martin Lewis’s verdict on Premium Bonds, based on sums from moneysavingexpert’s own calculator Source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568372/s/43e30b03/sc/36/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cfinance0Cpersonalfinance0Csavings0C114393230CPremium0EBonds0EYoure0E20A0A0A0Etimes0Emore0Elikely0Eto0Ewin0E1m0Ethan0B0B0Bzilch0Bhtml/story01.htm     

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Your genes decide if you’re good at saving money, academics say

By Kate Palmer Conscientious savers tend to be slimmer, non-smokers and achieve good wage growth – and it’s all down to genetic ‘self control’, an academic journal claims Source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568372/s/43cf513c/sc/36/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cfinance0Cpersonalfinance0Csavings0C114362820CYour0Egenes0Edecide0Eif0Eyoure0Egood0Eat0Esaving0Emoney0Eacademics0Esay0Bhtml/story01.htm     

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New best-buy cash Isas launched

By Sophie Christie Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks pay 2.1pc for two years – far more than the nearest competitors Source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568372/s/43ca76e1/sc/36/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cfinance0Cpersonalfinance0Cinvesting0Cisas0C114350A340CNew0Ebest0Ebuy0Ecash0EIsas0Elaunched0Bhtml/story01.htm     

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Should you make the switch from a CTF to a junior Isa?

By Emma Simon You’ll soon be able to switch from obsolete child trust funds to modern junior Isas – but which offers better value? Source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568372/s/43c42a01/sc/7/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cfinance0Cpersonalfinance0Csavings0C114244720CShould0Eyou0Emake0Ethe0Eswitch0Efrom0Ea0ECTF0Eto0Ea0Ejunior0EIsa0Bhtml/story01.htm     

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The countdown is on: move your child’s savings into an Isa | Melanie Wright

More than half the parents whose children are eligible for Junior Isas don’t know that they will soon be allowed to transfer the money out of child trust funds Millions of parents with savings in child trust funds (CTFs) will finally be able to move their money to more competitive Junior Isas in a few […]

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