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Five advantages of Easy Access savings accounts

16/07/2024

If you are looking for a flexible approach to saving, the advantages of an Easy Access account may benefit you.

What is a Fixed Rate Bond?

16/07/2024

A Fixed Rate Bond is an account that you save your money in for a set amount of time without making withdrawals.

Be ISA Wiser about the new ISA changes

24/05/2024

Although the Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) haven't changed much over the years, the Government has made a few tweaks this year which you need to be aware of.

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The 5 biggest scams out there right now and how you can avoid them

23/05/2024

It happens all the time: we’re asked to provide our email address or phone number for a new account, a paperless receipt, even just to do a bit of online shopping.

Cash ISA transfers – what do you need to know?

23/05/2024

We’ve put together some simple tips and things to remember when transferring your ISA that might help ensure it’s a smooth process.

3 reasons why an Easy Access Cash ISA may be a good savings option for you

22/05/2024

We’re now in the 2024/2025 tax year, so it’s a good time to explore why an Easy Access Cash ISA may be a good savings option for you this tax season.

Personal Savings Allowance – what’s it all about?

21/05/2024

You might have heard the term Personal Savings Allowance but may not be quite sure what it means.

Understanding different types of ISA

20/05/2024

There’s a few different types of ISA available, so if you’ve promised yourself that this is the year you finally want to become ISA Wiser to get your finances in order and try saving,

The 9 most important Cash ISA questions you need to ask

20/05/2024

If you’re looking for a dependable way to help your hard-earned savings grow, now could be the ideal time to open a Cash ISA and take advantage of the tax-free benefits on offer.

Top 3 ways to make the most of your ISA before the end of the tax year

25/03/2024

The end of the tax year is fast approaching, and there are a few things about your ISAs that you should check.

How Project:500 is building a brighter future for local children

31/01/2024

According to research conducted in 2020, 37% of Coventry’s children were living in poverty, and 14% of residents lived in neighbourhoods in the top 10% most deprived in England.

Coventry Rugby Club: Rugby & Reading, and Rugby in Schools Partnership

31/01/2024

Our partnership with Coventry Rugby Club has gone from strength to strength since we joined teams in 2019, helping to inspire hundreds of young children through sport.

How Project:500 is building a brighter future for local children

31/01/2024

School holidays in particular can be challenging for families who struggle to afford to feed their children, let alone keep them busy with activities and days out.

Did you know you could earn monthly interest by opening one of our fixed rate bonds?

25/01/2024

When we look ahead at all the things we want to accomplish in the next 12 months, one of the first things we usually think about is how we can save more money.

Coventry Netball make an impact through the power of sport

25/01/2024

Charter Savings Bank is proud to have sponsored Coventry Rugby Club since 2019, so we’re delighted to see Coventry Netball, the latest addition to the club’s sport offering, get off to a flying start.

Charter Savings Bank wins Best Overall Savings Provider!

01/12/2023

We’re thrilled to share the news that we’ve been awarded Best Overall Savings Provider at the 26th annual Personal Finance Awards.

Helping you avoid scams?

23/11/2023

It would be hard to come by someone who hasn’t been caught out by a scam in recent years – and near impossible to find someone who hasn’t at least received a scam email, text, or phone call.

12 ways to save money at Christmas

20/11/2023

For many, finding ways to save money at Christmas is a top festive priority. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, however who wouldn’t benefit from saving a few pounds here or there?

What kind of saver are you?

31/10/2023

Have you ever really thought about what kind of saver you are?

Coventry Rugby Club continues to nurture young talent

16/10/2023

Whether it’s feeding disadvantaged children, encouraging more kids to read or developing young athletes, Coventry Rugby Club is nurturing talent.

Charter Savings Bank works with Wolves Play Café to support local families

06/10/2023

Here at Charter Savings Bank, we’re committed to working with charitable organisations to help towards their success, so we’re delighted to support the amazing work being done by Wolves Play Café.

Is an Easy Access account for you?

07/08/2023

“What’s the current savings rate you’re on” might be a question you’re asked now more than ever. That’s because there is now a spotlight on savings rates since the Bank of England have pushed the base rate up to a 15 year high.

35 tips for keeping the kids entertained over the holidays

04/07/2023

Knowing how to keep the little ones entertained and save money over the school holidays can be a struggle for parents, especially during a cost of living crisis.

Top 10 literary lunch ideas for your little bookworms

29/06/2023

Reading can stretch a child’s imagination and transport them to a different world. They can learn important life lessons, but nobody wants to read a book when it’s made to feel like a chore.

We’ve made improvements to your maturity options journey

23/05/2023

We’ve listened to your feedback and we’ve now made improvements to the way you select your maturity options.

Could a Notice account be good for you?

19/04/2023

With 9 Bank of England Base Rate changes over the last 12 months and with more predicted in the coming months, it can be tough deciding on the best home for your savings.

Supporting female rugby players

24/03/2023

The Six Nations competition has stirred up an atmosphere of support for women’s rugby, so we thought now would be the perfect time to catch up with Jennifer McIntosh, captain of the women’s team at Wolverhampton Rugby Club

Celebrating female progression in rugby

07/03/2023

As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, we caught up with Jennifer McIntosh, captain of the women’s team at Wolverhampton Rugby Club, who’re sponsored by Charter Savings Bank.

We’re your ISA Provider of the Year - for the fifth year running!

09/02/2023

Thank you so much for voting for us at the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards - we’re delighted to hear we’re delivering on our aim to provide the best accounts and service we can.

You voted us Online Savings Provider of the Year

13/12/2022

Now in its 25th year, the Personal Finance Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding firms who deliver exceptional service.

Cash ISA transfers – what do you need to know?

09/12/2022

The thought of transferring your Cash ISA can be quite daunting and might seem complicated.

100 local children benefit from professional rugby coaching

07/11/2022

You may already know that we’re proud to sponsor Coventry Rugby Club’s many community-based initiatives such as Rugby & Reading, Rugby in Schools and Project:500 camps.

Charter Savings Bank helps Play Cafe make a difference to local children

13/10/2022

As part of our commitment to giving something back to our communities, Charter Savings Bank is delighted to support Wolves Play Cafe a non-profit community organisation set up to deliver “stay and play” sessions to children under 7 (and their parents and caregivers) across Wolverhampton.

Bringing Rugby & Reading to life at Colmore School

01/07/2022

We aim to help create positive change for our local communities through charitable contributions, and investing in partnerships and programmes that benefit those who are otherwise underserved and overlooked.

Rugby & Reading: Players edition

06/06/2022

Charter Savings Bank is now three years into its partnership with Coventry Rugby Club, and during that time we’ve helped hundreds of disadvantaged children across Coventry and the wider West Midlands area to gain access to sport, nutrition and education through initiatives like Project:500

Thank you for voting for us at the Moneyfacts Awards

20/05/2022

The Moneyfacts Consumer Awards celebrate the companies who provide high quality products and exceptional customer service and, as they’re voted for by our customers, they’re extremely important so that we know we’re doing the best for you!

Supporting you through a bereavement

21/03/2022

Managing the financial matters of someone close to you when you’re grieving is never easy.

Award-Winning Savings

31/01/2022

We’re committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and choice of products.

What we’re saving for in 2022 | Infographic

04/01/2022

Our approach to saving and spending money undoubtedly changed during COVID-19 and resulting lockdowns, in fact, when we asked 2,000 UK adults, we discovered that over 50% of us altered our savings habits during lockdown.

Proud sponsors of Coventry Rugby’s Project:500 initiative

03/12/2021

Charter Savings Bank has proudly sponsored Project:500 for the last two years, one of the many initiatives run by Coventry Rugby Club which concentrates on supporting youngsters in the community.

A huge thank you!

01/02/2021

We’re thrilled that you’ve voted us ‘Online Savings Provider of the Year’ and ‘ISA Provider of the Year’ at the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards 2021.

5 ways to spot a scam website

18/12/2020

Unfortunately scam websites are common, and they’re usually created in an attempt to fraudulently trick people into making some kind of transaction, and by design, they aren’t easy to identify.

Scams | what to look out for

11/11/2020

Scams are most people’s worst nightmare, and there’s nothing worse than knowing there may have been more you could’ve done to prevent yourself from being scammed, defrauded, or tricked out of your hard-earned money.

How much should I be saving? | UK average savings by age

21/08/2020

Like most things, saving money is a marathon not a sprint, and deciding how much money you should be saving isn’t an easy decision.

Savings accounts: everything you need to know

23/07/2020

Savings accounts are essential to help grow your money and keep it safe, and choosing the right type is an important decision.

How to plan the best staycation

06/07/2020

We can all agree that lockdown has made us think differently about how we spend our time each day, and we've all probably had to make changes to our holiday plans.

Lockdown boredom: 7 simple things to do around the house when you’re bored

07/05/2020

Now that we're all spending more time at home, finding things to do around the house when you're bored is top of everybody's list.

The 15 environmentally friendly products you might not even be aware of

01/04/2020

Environmentally friendly products provide a great way of helping reduce our plastic footprint but also maintain the convenience of going about our everyday lives.

Understanding different types of ISA

02/03/2020

There’s a few different types of ISA available, so if you’ve promised yourself that this is the year you finally get your finances in order and try saving, it makes sense to make the most of your money by understanding which type of savings account is best for you.

Shoppers happy to pay more to cut back on plastic

18/02/2020

New research from Charter Savings Bank shows shoppers are increasingly happy to pay more to cut back on plastic and boost sales of sustainable products.

The Rise of ‘Pension-Preneurs’

21/01/2020

New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals that, far from taking it easy, millions of those approaching retirement are planning to reinvent themselves and start their own business.

Revealed: average pocket money in the UK

10/01/2020

Knowing how much money to pay your kids isn’t easy. To understand the average pocket money paid in different parts of the UK, we recently surveyed parents and grandparents to learn more about the decisions that we make when paying an allowance to our kids.

19 Ways to do Christmas on a budget

23/12/2019

With the help of our Facebook followers, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can achieve a brilliant Christmas on a budget.

£2.45 billion stocking fillers

20/12/2019

New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals that parents are collectively spending £2.45 billion on stocking presents for their children this Christmas

Keeping your savings safe and secure

15/11/2019

Keeping your savings safe and secure should be front of mind of everybody, no matter which type of savings account you choose to place your money in.

5 Haunting Halloween house party ideas

25/10/2019

Who doesn’t love a Halloween house party? Okay, maybe it’s not for everyone, but perhaps you’ve left preparations to the last minute or maybe your ‘eerie access’ savings account is running low this year?

A lot of people doing a little, is better than a few people doing a lot

10/10/2019

Today (Thursday 10th October) marks World Homeless Day, an internationally recognised day to raise awareness of the global issue of homelessness.

It pays to be the oldest child

24/09/2019

New research from Charter Savings Bank shows it pays to be the oldest child when it comes to pocket money from parents and grandparents.

The 5 over 60s discounts that you could be missing out on

23/09/2019

You may not realise it, but if you’re over 60, you could be saving hundreds of pounds every year just by taking advantage of a vast number of available discounts.

Coventry Rugby Club: Rugby & Reading, and Rugby in Schools Partnership

19/09/2019

We’re excited to launch a brand new partnership with Coventry Rugby Club, focussing on inspiring young children through sport.

We asked our Facebook followers to share their summer photos for #WorldPhotoDay

19/08/2019

Since we joined Facebook in April, almost 600 of our customers and fans have piled onto our page to benefit from savings tips and tricks, life hacks and information about Charter Savings Bank accounts.

Over-60s discount? No thank you

09/08/2019

New research from Charter Savings Bank shows more than half of over-60s don’t believe they should automatically receive the free benefits and discounts they are entitled to because of their age.

How 2,000 people used their pay rise or bonus in 2019

31/07/2019

We know from previous research that your 30s are your savings peak, with savers putting away nearly 60% of their disposable income each month.

Everything you need to know about Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

08/07/2019

The regulations that govern how we help you keep your savings safe are changing in September. All banks will be introducing extra security measures called Strong Customer Authentication, which will enhance the controls already in place to protect your money.

We need a £4,000 pay rise to boost savings

05/07/2019

New research from Charter Savings Bank shows UK workers believe they need an annual pay rise of nearly £4,000 on average to significantly change their saving habits and, when it comes to bonuses, a £3,410 pay-out is needed to put more cash into savings.

7 Tips to stay safe on social media

28/06/2019

It’s never been easier or more fun to keep in touch with family and friends online. Social media has made it possible to instantly communicate with anyone, anywhere and at any time.

Customers still want the personal touch in a digital age

11/06/2019

The digital revolution was predicted to consign everything from printed books to vinyl albums, film cameras to handwritten cards to the dustbin of history.

9 Ways we’re helping the environment

05/06/2019

Since Charter Savings Bank began in 2015, we’ve been mindful to do as much as we can to operate as sustainably as possible and to ensure we’re taking steps to cut down on the amount of waste we produce.

Tech turn-off as millions go back to the future

29/05/2019

Digital downloads, video streaming, smartphones, texts and emails might seem all-conquering, however new research from Charter Savings Bank reveals that millions of us still have a soft spot for hard copies.

The 9 most important ISA questions you need to ask

15/05/2019

If you’re looking for a dependable way to help your hard-earned savings grow, now could be the ideal time to open a Cash ISA and take advantage of the tax-free benefits on offer.

5 Creative ways to get your kids into saving

18/04/2019

When the kids break up for the Easter holidays, it can be difficult keeping them entertained - especially if their minds are firmly set on gorging on chocolate and opening Easter presents.

Flight to safety takes off for savers

02/04/2019

Rising uncertainty is driving a financial flight to safety as savers look for security in the face of worries about living costs, reveals new research from Charter Savings Bank.

Home truths for adult children and parents

27/02/2019

With the number of adult children sharing the family home with parents at an all-time high, new research from Charter Savings Bank shows they are not always quite so good about sharing details on their finances.

Savers are keeping it in the family

07/02/2019

As everyone feels the January pinch on finances, new research from Charter Savings Bank1 reveals many will be relying on family and friends to tide them over.

Savings raiders end up ahead

17/12/2018

New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals that one in eight (12%) regular savers usually take money out of their accounts every month

Your 30s are your savings peak

19/11/2018

Thirtysomethings are the most disciplined savers, putting away nearly 60% of their disposable income per month

UK Grandparents worth £5 trillion

27/09/2018

New research from Charter Savings Bank1 shows grandparents are collectively worth over £5 trillion – the equivalent of £350,634 each

Multiple Cash ISAs don’t add up for savers

24/05/2018

New research from Charter Savings Bank reveals multiple Cash ISAs are not adding up for savers, who are risking leaving their money to stagnate in low interest rate paying accounts.

Saving priorities switch as we hit ‘peak stuff’

23/05/2018

New research from Charter Savings Bank shows saving priorities are switching as nearly three-quarters of adults (74%) say they focus on putting money aside to pay for memorable life experiences rather than material products.

Customers vote Charter Savings Bank Best Online Savings Provider for third year in a row

02/02/2018

Charter Savings Bank is celebrating its third anniversary early after winning the Online Savings Provider of the Year for the third year in a row at the 2018 Moneyfacts Consumer Awards.

Charter Savings Bank strikes twice at the Moneynet Awards

01/02/2018

Charter Savings Bank won two awards at the eighth annual Moneynet Personal Finance Awards, including Best All-Round Savings Provider and Best Fixed Rate Savings Provider.

We’re all going on a retirement gap year

13/12/2017

New research from Charter Savings Bank shows older travellers are increasingly leading the way when it comes to gap years.

Charter Savings Bank named one of the UK’s most inspiring companies

12/05/2017

Charter Court Financial Services Limited (CCFS), the owner of Charter Savings Bank, has been named as one of the UK’s most inspiring companies in an influential report which showcases the country’s most dynamic businesses.

Wolverhampton firm tops Sunday Times list

01/03/2016

Charter Savings Bank which is based in Wolverhampton has been ranked tenth in The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For 2016.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Your eligible deposits held by a UK establishment of Charter Savings Bank are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit protection scheme. Any deposits you hold above the limit are unlikely to be covered. Please click here for further information or visit www.fscs.org.uk.