Reef it out quick savings
With the IMF bailout and the crisis facing our banks, you'd be forgiven for losing sleep over the safety of your savings. There's a fear that the Grinch may come and take them, too.
The bottom line is that they are safe. Everything under €100,000 is covered by the guarantee, which is now enshrined in European law.
Everything over €100,000 is still covered under the ELG State guarantee which expires next year. The sums of more than €100,000 are covered for the fixed rate term. . . so if you have a five-year fixed rate, it'll be covered for five years.
The best rates for €50,000 in a demand or reef it out quick account. Very useful if you need to cover larger-than-expected bills. Yes, it's Anglo . . . but it's still State backed. And the Central Bank says it's safe.
Best: Anglo Easy Access Reward Account 3.2 per cent
Avoid: Ulster Bank easy access 0.01 per cent
Saving: €1,595 in interest
Contact www.angloirishbank.ie or local branches