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In this month’s Around Town Magazine column, we look at how to improve your savings in 2018 (p.22-23)

https://issuu.com/Aroundtownmagazines/docs/billericay_issuu_f6351bc7b53833

James was the first guest on Phoenix FM in 2018!  He was talking to Naomi Sayers, on her FeelGood Saturday show, about all things savings and finance generally.  You can listen again to the show here:

http://www.phoenixfm.com/2018/01/06/get-the-tinsel-down/

James spoke to multi award winning journalist, Georgie Frost, for her This Is Money podcast with his predictions of what he expects to see in the savings market in 2018. You can listen to the show here (James is on from 11 minutes 30 seconds):

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/podcast/article-5239735/What-2018-mean-money-Money-podcast.html

What will happen to savings rates in 2018? The Daily Mail’s Consumer Affairs Editor, Lee Boyce, posed the question to James and he shared his thoughts for the year ahead and predictions on where interest rates will go:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-5201625/Will-easy-access-fixed-savings-rates-improve-2018.html

In our Christmas Around Town Magazine column (p.32 – 33) we look at some risk free savings accounts with the potential for high rewards:

https://issuu.com/aroundtownmagazines/docs/billericay_issuu_dd6bd5ddeb11cb

This month’s column in Around Town Magazine (p.24-25) looks at how you can start saving if you don’t have any savings! There’s also another chance to win a £50 restaurant voucher too:

https://issuu.com/aroundtownmagazines/docs/billericay_issuu_0b006c8282c6c8

With a firm advertising 'Pensioner Bonds are back' we spoke to Lee Boyce at The Daily Mail on whether this was a return of the much loved NS&I Savings Bond from 2016

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-4987926/Are-Basset-Gold-Pensioner-Bonds-risk-free.html

Our monthly column in Around Town Magazine (p.40-41) looks at whether now is a good time to choose a fixed rate bond and also has a savings competition to win a £50 restaurant voucher!

https://issuu.com/aroundtownmagazines/docs/billericay_issuu_587d3bc4b9cffd 

We spoke to Rachel Kerrone from financial advice site, Parent Money, about the importance of saving.  Here’s what advice we had for parents:

http://www.parentmoney.com/save-save-save/

Our monthly column in Around Town Magazine looks at the various savings accounts you can save in, the pros and cons of them and suggests some good providers (see pages 38 – 39).
 

With Atom Bank launching four best buy savings accounts, we provide our thoughts on them to The Daily Mail’s Lee Boyce

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-4813118/Atom-launch-four-best-buy-fixed-rate-savings-deals.html?ref=theSavingsGuru

We are delighted to be writing the financial column for Around Town Magazines, which are delivered to over 50,000 households in Billericay, Rayleigh and Upminster.  You can read our debut column in the Billericay magazine here on page 38 - 39:

https://issuu.com/aroundtownmagazines/docs/billericay_issuu_ac2c34b35f8b7f

With the launch of the Lifetime ISA (Individual Savings Account) recently, we discuss the release of the first industry statistics on customer take up with The Daily Mail's Lee Boyce

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-4750176/Around-500-savers-day-snap-Skipton-BS-lifetime-Isa.htm

The launch of Clear Bank hasn't had the fanfare of others but it's entry to the market could be significant. Interviews with Clear Bank Founder, Nick Ogden, and opinion from our Founder, James Blower, on what Clear Bank bring to the market in this months edition of Business Brief (see pages 6-8)

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=Business%20Brief&edid=244b1417-348a-47df-9591-bc0dd9bc7400

With Nationwide launching a new 5 Year 'Loyalty' Bond via a full page Sunday Times advert, we gave our views to the Daily Mail on whether this was a good deal for their members

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-4681900/Nationwide-offer-loyal-savers-1-65-rate-fixed-2022.html

Is opening multiple high interest rate current accounts a better alternative strategy for savers?  We shared our thoughts with Your Money’s Paloma Kubiak on the positives and the pitfalls

http://www.yourmoney.com/saving-banking/maximise-returns-opening-multiple-current-accounts/?ac=13&as=179

With Sharia banks dominating the best buys, Founder James Blower caught up with Your Money's Paloma Kubiak to discuss whether savers should consider them

http://www.yourmoney.com/saving-banking/market-leading-sharia-savings-accounts-consider/

Is banking about to become more Civilised? We shared our thoughts on newly licensed Civilised Bank with The Daily Mail

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-4537958/Civilised-Bank-given-banking-licence-PRA.html

 

We talked to Gillian Marles on BBC Radio Scotland about challenger banks and their impact on the market (interview starts at 1:46:37)

You can listen to the interview here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08m9sqp#play

Do fixed rate bonds having cooling off periods? We provide an explanation of the market to The Daily Mail and why many banks don't offer them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-4271248/Does-fixed-rate-savings-deal-cooling-period.html

We provide insight to the Daily Mail on why the pricing of Atom Bank’s new savings bonds are significantly higher than the current best buys available in the market.

View Full Article Here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-4252282/Atom-launches-new-one-year-fixed-rate-savings-paying-2.html

We give our thoughts to This Is Money on which of the new banks expected to launch in 2017 will be of most interest to savers and why

Read full article here:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-4203110/Four-challengers-banks-savers-watch-2017.html

Lee Boyce (Daily Mail) shares our thoughts on the savings market for 2017, on Georgie Frost’s award winning Share Radio show, on why 2017 will be a better year for savers. Listen in from 31 minutes:

Read the full article here:

https://www.shareradio.co.uk/podcasts/this-really-is-money-look-on-the-brightside-06-jan-17/

We share our views with This Is Money on what we expect 2017 to have in store for savers

Read the full article here:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-4070642/What-savings-rates-2017-savers-set-misery.html