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jamesflood
Old 12-10-2012, 5:03 PM
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Default Savings account I cant touch

Hi Guys,

Im looking at saving a fair bit of cash, but my problem is, is that If I see it on my Halifax online homepage, I end up using it for something. But if its one of those accounts where I cant touch it for a year, obviously I wont use it.

Can anyone advise what type of account to open?

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Old 12-10-2012, 5:15 PM
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A fixed online saver? http://www.halifax.co.uk/savings/acc...-online-saver/
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Old 12-10-2012, 5:20 PM
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I have my savings accounts at a different bank to my regular accounts - you can take advantage of better rates, you can still get the money but its an extra (small) hurdle to spend the money and you can't see it in your regular day-to-day banking so you kinda forget it's there and I find I'm less likely to touch it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 6:27 PM
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Sounds as if you are planning to save rather than having existing savings you want to put in a new home? I'd suggest you look at the various regular saver accounts - most don't allow withdrawals during the year, most require a minimum, often fixed amount per month which imposes another discipline. And the interest rates are good. Then at the end of the year move it into a one year account - ideally a cash ISA - to lock it away for another year if you want.
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Old 12-10-2012, 6:36 PM
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Originally Posted by calypso rhapsody View Post
Sounds as if you are planning to save rather than having existing savings you want to put in a new home? I'd suggest you look at the various regular saver accounts - most don't allow withdrawals during the year, most require a minimum, often fixed amount per month which imposes another discipline. And the interest rates are good. Then at the end of the year move it into a one year account - ideally a cash ISA - to lock it away for another year if you want.
I agree 100% with this advice. A regular savings account for 12 months with a building society would seem to be the best route to take. You can compare current rates on this site or perhaps www.moneyfacts.co.uk
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