Saving the sensible way

We all know how important it is to save and with savings now tax-free for the majority of people it is essential to get the most out of your Personal Savings Allowance.

 

There are many reasons why people save some of these include:

  • An unexpected change to your life circumstances
  • Emergencies
  • Financial protection
  • Luxuries such as holidays, car or wedding.
  • Retirement

Putting money away regularly can provide peace of mind and financial security in the long-term.

 

Saving vs. Investing

Although they are similar there is a big difference between saving and investing. If you intend to use your money in the near future then saving is a good short-term solution. Investing involves tying up a large sum of money for a longer term with the hope of realising a greater return on your money.

Determining whether to save or invest will all depend on your savings goal.  

 

Protecting your cash

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) offers protection and compensation to customers should a financial services firm regulated by the FCA and PRA stop trading, or does not have enough assets to pay claims made against it.

Your eligible deposits with Sensible Savings are protected up to a total of £85,000 or £170,000 for joint account holders by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme.

Any deposits you hold above the £85,000 limit are unlikely to be covered. Please click here for further information or visit www.fscs.org.uk