Savings stories snatched the top spot again with almost a third (31%) in our tally of overall PF coverage in this week’s mid-week money sections. Savings articles have been a prominent feature in the money sections for the last month, reaching a high of 42% in mid-October and 25% earlier in the month.
One savings story that caught our attention in particular from today’s Money Mail was an article by Sylvia Morris (@sylvia1morris) about the behaviour of banks when it comes to the end of an introductory bonus rate, which is often below FSA expectations. Also on savings, Simon Read (@simonnread) in the Mirror hit out at ‘pathetic interest rates’ paid on deposit accounts, highlighting research from Which? that has found savers are losing £12bn in interest a year by holding their cash in low rate accounts.
Even though pensions articles have fallen from favour since last week’s high of 40% to just 15% this week, interestingly the Mail and Express chose to splash with the subject. The Express looked at who the winners and losers will be in ‘the great pensions shake up’. Ministers are reportedly proposing a flat-rate State pension that would replace all other existing payments – excellent news for women according to Holly Thomas.
Scores this week were: