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January Beaulieu magazine column

James writes a monthly savings column for Essex based magazines, Beaulieu & Channels. This is a reproduction of his January column which looks at options for people looking to increase their savings in 2021

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November magazine column

James writes a monthly savings column for Essex based magazines, Beaulieu & Channels. This is a reproduction of his November column which looks at options for savers with rates continuing to fall

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October Magazine Column

James writes a monthly savings column for Essex based magazines, Beaulieu & Channels. This is a reproduction of his October column which covers the NS&I rate cuts and what action savers should take.

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September magazine column

James writes a monthly savings column for Essex based magazines, Beaulieu & Channels. This is a reproduction of his September column. Interest rates continue to rise on savings In last month’s column, I wrote about the turnaround in intere...

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August magazine column

James writes a monthly savings column for Essex based magazines, Beaulieu and Channels. This is a reproduction of his August column. Interest rates on savings rising The past month has seen a turnaround in the savings market.  Having had three...

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Why NS&I is propping up the savings market

On Thursday 16th July, HM Treasury announced an update on National Savings & Investments (NS&Is) net financing target for 2020/2021, which has significant ramifications for the savings market.  The key highlights of this are:* NS&I now...

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July magazine column

  James writes a monthly savings column for Essex based magazines, Beaulieu and Channels. This is a reproduction of his July column. Last month I wrote about the steep falls in interest rates we have seen on savings during the Covid-19 lockdow...

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June magazine column

James writes a monthly savings column for Essex based magazines, Beaulieu and Channels. This is his column from their June magazines, which was published late in the month after lockdown restrictions for Covid-19 were eased. ---------------------...

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Why the cuts in savings rates will come to an end

  The word 'unprecedented' has been overused in the past two months but these are truly extraordinary times in the savings market.  The last couple of days of last week saw some truly remarkable activity in the savings market with a host of provi...

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2020 set to be a record breaking year for new banks

After the high-water point of 2017, the market has been relatively starved of new entrant banks.  That’s all about to change with 2020 poised to be a record-breaking year for authorisations and launches. James Blower takes us through the runners a...

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