The gap between bank deposit rates and loan returns has got even wider
The UK's banks get a real roasting in the latest blog by Nicola Horlick, Money&Co.'s CEO. The numbers tell their own story. As banks ruthlessly cut savings rates, as highlighted in recent reports in the media and on this site, the gap between deposit savings' rates and the return on crowdfunded loans has widened further – to an incredible £17 billion in lost interest per annum.
Half a million savers at Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest will see their interest rates cut by the end of the year as part of what banks are describing as a "simplification" require further examination. Noting that, Money&Co. has crunched the numbers again, and discovered the ugly truth about what's happening – or rather isn't happening – to savers' £1.2 trillion on deposit with banks and building societies.
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