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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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5th June 2020

As Marcus launches a 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond with lower pricing than its easy access account, James explains what this suggests about where Marcus’ pricing is going and what’s happening in the savings market https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/sav...

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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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7th July 2020

Marcus are gearing up to enter the ISA market but ISAs will only be available to existing customers only.  James shares his views on the move and a tip to get on board for £1 and gain access to the new ISAs. https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/sa...

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14th May 2020

People claiming Universal Credit can also access Help to Save, a savings account which the government gives a 50% bonus on savings up to £50 per month.  James shares why he thinks the upsurge in Universal Credit won’t result in a comparable increa...

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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As a freedom of information request reveals that £2m was withdrawn from the government's Help to Save Scheme for those on low incomes, James gives his view on the figures 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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25th June 2020

As NS&I leads the way in some of the best buy tables, James spoke to This Is Money about whether their rates can be sustained https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8452059/NS-reveals-savers-cost-887m-year-borrowing-costs-low.html

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7th May 2020

The Bank of England have suggested that base rate will remain at historic lows for years.  James shares his views on why this is unlikely to lead to further significant falls in the rates on offer to savers https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/sav...

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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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23rd June 2020

With savings platforms reporting strong growth during the coronavirus, James spoke to This Is Money’s George Nixon about the reasons driving new customers to these platforms https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8447449/Online-saving...

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27th April 2020

As the Bank of England unveils a new scheme to support bank lending to SMEs, James shares his thoughts on why this is unlikely to impact the savings rates on offer from challenger banks https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-8253927/W...

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