It is worth shopping around to find a great savings account offering the best interest rates. How can the internet help you?
One of the better reasons for searching out the best savings accounts online at this time of year is that there are a host of things it could help you pay for further down the line. As 2010 is now in full swing there may be many savvy consumers already doing this, but for those lagging behind there are some important things to keep in mind.
Time Of Year
With a new financial year beginning in April, some may be looking ahead to the bigger calendar events happening over the next 12 months and beyond. In fact, this particular part of the year can be perfect for putting such monies aside. The festive financial hangover should have now well and truly receded and without parties, food, booze and presents taking up all your cash why not try to get prepared early?
For many people the one thing they work towards all year round is getting a decent summer holiday. Obviously the clock is ticking if you wanted to put together a fund or this year, but how about setting up a stash with a view to making 2011 extra special? Alternatively, Christmas may be the family get together that you love the most - and if this is the case, a decent savings account could be just what you need.
This is where products like the Halifax Nest Egg High Interest Savings Accounts might come into play. Our Fixed Rate Web Saver option is just one of these and is designed for those who like to manage their funds online. The Guaranteed Reserve, on the other hand, might be better for people who like to pop in to their local high street branch. In addition, easy and instant access saving accounts exist that might be what you are looking for.
If you have a lump sum of £2,500 or more, the Guaranteed Saver will offer you a variable rate of interest, while the fact the Web Saver Extra can be opened with just £1 might make it more appealing for some. Finally, our Halifax Guaranteed Saver Reward gives round-the-clock internet access, as well as telephone facilities and a linked ATM card.
Of course, many people will be looking to take advantage of the tax-efficient savings to be had when opening an ISA. For those who would prefer a constant interest level a fixed-rate cash ISA might prove the best choice. Whichever way you decide to go, the first thing might be to head to the Halifax website and compare the options for yourself before making your final decision, but if you would prefer to speak to someone in person, you could always contact us by telephone or visit one of our many high street branches.
Halifax offers a complete range of bank accounts and personal investment products. Whatever you're looking for: from savings to personal loans, a mortgage or a credit card, at Halifax we aim to give you a little extra help. We even offer help with your home insurance and travel insurance too.