There are many good reasons to switch your savings account, but most people stick with whichever bank or building society they hold a current account with.
Some people believe there is simply no point in switching their savings accounts, that it wouldn’t actually save them any money. Because banks are generally held in quite low regard these days, many people think that no financial institution will offer a good deal. While it is understandable that people might think this way, there are savings account providers out there who work very hard to provide the best savings accounts possible. Some savings accounts are currently offering rates as low as 0.1% AER but there are others out there who are offering over 2% and higher.
There are others who simply don’t have the time to shop around for a good savings account, but with so many online and offline financial services available, shopping around for a savings account couldn’t be easier.
All too often, people don’t search for a better savings account because they already have one savings account and see searching for a new one as an inconvenience. Others even open multiple savings accounts which can leave you vulnerable to fraud or open to charges you knew nothing about. If you are one of these people, ask yourself: why leave your money in a poorly paying account when it could be earning more money elsewhere?
The answer to that question might seem simple but so many of us are happy for our money to stay where it is instead of taking the time to find a better place for it.
The benefits to switching your savings account are numerous. The most obvious of these is that you will receive a better rate. This is the most common reason given for switching a savings account and makes the most sense. Everybody should ensure that they make the most of their money by putting it in a top-paying account.
Another benefit you might find when switching your savings account is that you could receive a more consistent rate. Far too often banks reel in customers with attractive starting rates before dropping them dramatically a few months down the line. Don’t forget that you should always read the small print.
Some people will switch their savings accounts out of convenience, such as being closer to a local branch, or simply to get better service. Although it is advised that you find a savings account that benefits your money, you should always feel happy with your banking services too.