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26th December 2020

2020 saw record levels of savings and interest rates hit all time lows for savers.  James talks to This Is Money's George Nixon about what 2021 has in store for the savings market, gives his three forecasts for the market and reviews his 2020 pred...

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29th September 2020

In the aftermath of 11 savings rate cuts in 24 hours, James spoke to This Is Money's George Nixon about the reasons for the market movements. https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8784383/Best-buy-savings-rates-starting-fall-NS-after...

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11th August 2020

With short term savings rates moving up, James explains why providers are being forced to increase rates to compete with the presence of NS&I https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8615131/New-short-term-best-buy-fixed-rate-saving...

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26th November 2020

With Marcus announcing another cut to interest rates, James explains to This Is Money's George Nixon why NS&I rate cuts are still causing further falls in interest rates in the savings market Read more

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UEA Stories: James Blower

James spoke to the University of East Anglia about his time at university and his subsequent career. https://www.uea.ac.uk/stories/james-blower  

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28th July 2020

As a freedom of information request reveals that £2m was withdrawn from the government's Help to Save Scheme for those on low incomes, James gives his view on the figures  https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8567939/Millions-pounds...

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2nd November 2020

As NS&I publish it's Q2 results, showing it smashed its funding target, George Nixon looks at whether their rates could be cut further.  James explains why the opposite may happen in 2021.  Read more

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2nd September 2020

Fixed rate savings are on the rise.  James spoke to Daily Mail's Sylvia Morris about the increases and why savers shouldn't tie up for longer than a year. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/saving/article-8686085/Grab-fixed-rate-deal-Banks-offerin...

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16th July 2020

Georgie looks at the impact of Covid-19 on our personal finances in 'Life after Lockdown' for The Time Money Mentor. James shares his views on how lockdown has changed the nation's savings habits and gives his top tips for savers https://www.thet...

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19th October 2020

With DF Capital and JN Bank entering the savings market, This Is Money examines the new entrants and James shares his views on them. https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8839319/Best-savings-rates-JN-Bank-UK-DF-Capital-launch-good-d...

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1st September 2020

As record amounts pour in to NS&I's premium bonds, James spoke to This Is Money's George Nixon about whether the inflows can be sustained or if NS&I will have to cut rates https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8685231/Could-N...

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7th July 2020

James explains why NS&I are propping up the savings market and where interest rates are heading https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8484243/Savings-rates-fall-experts-predict.html

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