Boost for savers as CPI inflation falls to 2.1% - but the RPI controversy rumbles on

Jan 18, 2019, 03:12 PM

Inflation is within a whisker of its long-term target of two per cent – does that mean an interest rate rise off the table in 2019?

Assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost talk about the latest inflation figures in the This is Money podcast – including why it has fallen, where it is heading next and what it means for savers. 

Savings rates are up, with nearly 100 accounts now matching or beating inflation. Lee explains a nifty trick on how to beat inflation with a one year fixed-rate savings account and boost the rate even further.

We also discuss the House of Lords report which let rip over RPI and CPI, and why it matters to the pound in your pocket. 

Meanwhile, we reveal why it is important to not penny pinch on your travel insurance and how the zero per cent beer market is booming – and it's not just because of 'dry January'.

This week, we don't have one, not two, but three coin stories for your enjoyment. How euro coins rattling around in your home could be worth a pretty penny and why 50p coins have had a moment in the sun.