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Outlook On to high-yield savings and AgriBank, which has generated a flurry of excitement by offering a bond that might allow your money at least to keep pace with inflation.

One in four Icelandic voters oppose UK compensation deal

Around a quarter of voters in Iceland signed a petition against a bill to repay £3.4 billion (3.8 billion euros) lost by savers in Britain and the Netherlands when the country's banking system collapsed, it emerged today.

Iceland approves UK payout after Icesave collapse claim

Iceland gives green light to €3.8bn payout after UK and Dutch governments compensated savers

Iceland parliament approves repayment scheme

Iceland's parliament approved plans to repay £3.4bn (3.8bn euros) lost by savers in Britain and the Netherlands when the country's banking system collapsed, it was reported today.

New rules could see bonus contracts torn up

Bankers will see excessive pay and bonuses contracts torn up if they promote undue risk-taking under tough new rules outlined today in the proposed Financial Services Bill.

Iceland to repay UK's £3.4bn Icesave losses

The Icelandic parliament passed the "Icesave" bill agreeing to repay more than $5.5bn (£3.4bn) to the British and Dutch governments yesterday.

Julian Knight: Small business is bleeding, but guess who still denies it?

Some 120 businesses a day folded in the first quarter. How many could have been saved by their banks?

FSA mulls new safety net for large lump sums

The Financial Services Authority yesterday suggested boosting the amount savers can have guaranteed by the Government if the bank they have made the deposit with goes bankrupt.

From ISAs to tax-free gifts, the deadline looms for exploiting allowances

Less than two weeks remain for Britons to make the most of their tax-free and tax-deductible allowances.

Iceland owes UK £2.2bn over Icesave

The UK is owed £2.2 billion by Iceland after the Treasury stepped in to guarantee British deposits in collapsed bank Icesave, it was disclosed today.

Icesave investors told how to claim compensation

The 230,000 nervous UK customers of Icesave will begin the complicated process of getting their money back this week when the Financial Services Compensation Scheme contacts them with details of the extraction process.

Letters: The credit crunch and taxation

Now is the time for a truly democratic taxation system

Carnage: Seven days that shook the world

Old certainties lie in pieces as markets hover on the brink of uncharted territory – and all trust has evaporated. Margareta Pagano and David Randall report

Up is down: The credit crunch quiz

David Randall sets the questions on the new through-the-looking-glass economic orthodoxy (answers at the bottom of the page)

James Daley: 'Prompt payouts will bring peace of mind'

As the banking crisis has gone from bad to worse, savers have understandably become rather obsessed with the protection that the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) offers. When the credit crunch kicked off, the scheme was inadequate, guaranteeing 100 per cent of only the first £2,000, and 90 per cent of the next £33,000. That was soon increased to 100 per cent of the first £35,000, then this week, to the first £50,000.

The safest places to keep your savings

Don't even think about stashing your cash under the mattress – there are better alternatives. James Daley reports
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