Cash Isa savers looking for a flexible account can now earn 1.25pc, but will have to wait for 60 days if they want to withdraw the cash. Mansfield Building Society offers the market leading variable rate Isa, which can be opened by post or in one of its four branches in the Nottinghamshire area. The rate is a hike on this time last year, when the top variable Isa paid just 1.05pc from Hanley Economic Building Society.
By 2020 almost half the population will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime and for most the financial impact is huge. For 80pc of people with cancer the disease costs them an extra £570 a month in lost income or increased outgoings, according to Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity. Companies have a responsibility to treat vulnerable customers, such as those diagnosed with cancer, fairly and offer tailored resolutions, according to the financial regulator.
The average rate of short-term fixed savings bonds have fallen for the first time in a year, despite interest rates rising last year. In 2017 savers saw rates creep up, mainly driven by less-established banks in need of customer cash to fund their lending. However, rates have now dropped for the first time in a year. This is despite Bank Rate rising from 0.25pc to 0.5pc in November. In January last year the average one-year fixed-rate bond paid 0.9pc.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".