This week our pick of the best financial deals includes a bumper-value SIM-only contract, a top-paying easy access savings account and a free currency exchange offer, that could save you a bundle on holiday.
We have also included a no-frills low rate credit card and one of the most lucrative airline rewards card spenders will find.
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Coventry BS still comes out on top for easy-access savers at 1.4 per cent. Watch out though, the best-buy rate includes a 0.4 per cent one-year bonus, so make sure to switch again after 12 months, and you are limited to three withdrawals a year. The account can be opened with just £1.
Exchange specialist, FairFX, is offering This is Money readers a free prepaid currency card worth £9.95. The specialist card allows you to load up with currency in advance and spend abroad for free – a big money-saver compared to the 3% fees charged on most everyday credit and debit cards.
American Express is the top pick for spenders looking for an airline credit card.
It’s British Airways credit card offers shoppers a free companion ticket if you spend £20,000 in a year, and a 5,000 Avios point bonus when you sign up and spend £1,000 in the first month.
Everyday spending earns 1 Avios per £1 spent on the card.
There is no annual fee but you will pay interest at 22.9 APR per cent.
>Want to know more about British Airways’s airline reward points? Read our guide to the best way to spend your Avios
Taking out a SIM-only contract and buying your handset separately is the cheapest way to pay for your mobile.
Vodafone is currently offering a great value deal with 6GB worth of data, unlimited minutes and texts for £10 per month.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of not clearing your credit card balance at the end of the month but it’s a mistake that costs borrowers dear, as APR rates creep up. A no-frills way to help cut the cost is a low-rate credit card.
Lloyds Bank’s Platinum Low Rate card is one of This is Money’s favourites – charging just 6.4 APR per cent.
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