Savings Rates of 5%+: It’s Time to Switch

Returns on deposit accounts are rising, so should you take advantage?

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Many people scoff at the idea of seeking out the best savings accounts, as we have gotten used to them paying miserly returns. Millions of people across the globe leave their emergency funds or spare money in current accounts paying no interest or in old savings accounts that pay close to nothing. 

However, I want to fly the flag for the growing army of switchers in so many countries who are now seeking out the best rates, as right now it can make a big difference. 

Guy Anker
MD, Wealth

Guy has extensive experience in personal finance journalism having joined Future (Kiplinger's parent company) after 13 years at, most recently as deputy editor, and working closely alongside Martin Lewis. He has also worked at the Daily Mail as a personal finance reporter and his work has appeared in The Sun, Guardian, Observer, Mirror and other national newspapers. As a money and consumer expert, Guy is a regular guest on TV and radio – appearing on BBC News, BBC Radio 4, Sky News, ITV News and more.