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Lost Decade of Cash Isa Saver as Inflation Above Interest

Lost Decade Due to Hungry Cash Isa Saver After Inflation Above Low Interest Rates

  • Saver, who put £ 10,000 in Isa 10 years ago, is now £ 9,772.
  • Average interest rates on duty-free savings accounts have dropped from 2.2% to 0.4%

Cash Isas has been unable to provide for the past decade as inflation has consumed its savings due to low interest rates.

Savers who put £ 10,000 in Isa’s average duty-free cash 10 years ago are now £ 9,772. Even after the interest has been added, new research shows.

This is because the rise in living expenses outweighed the interest earned from savings.

Isa Loss: Savers who invested £ 10,000 in Isa’s average duty-free cash 10 years ago are now £ 9,772.Even after interest is added, new research shows

According to a study by investment services AJ Bell, if you invest the maximum allowed £ 127,320 in average cash Isa since 2011, it will be £ 133,037 after interest.

But if inflation is taken into account, it’s worth only £ 124,857.

Taxpayers at the base tax rate can use their personal savings allowance to earn the first £ 1,000 of interest per year on a regular account without paying taxes. Taxpayers with higher tax rates have a £ 500 allowance.

According to the Bank of England, the current average cash Isas rate is only 0.4%. It has fallen from 2.2 percent 10 years ago.

The decline is much steeper than typical interest rate levels as banks and building-and-loan unions lower interest rates paid to savers. Ten years ago, the Bank of England’s base interest rate was 0.5%. Today is 0.1 percent.

However, some providers pay far less than the average cash Isa.

Last year, the National Savings and Investments Agency cut its easily accessible Direct Isa rate from above average 0.9% to 0.1%.

Halifax pays even cheaper at 0.05% with the easily accessible Isa Saver Variable.

In contrast, those who put their money into the stock market have become much better and fairer.

Isa’s full cash invested in average performance funds around the world is £ 196,079 after inflation, worth 57% more.

The money you may need in the next five years must be cash. But money you don’t need can enter the stock market.

Here you are taking risks with your money, but in the long run you can expect stocks and stocks to perform better than cash.

sy.morris@dailymail.co.uk

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Lost Decade of Cash Isa Saver as Inflation Above Interest

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