Optimistic outlook as Britons feel positive about their ability to save

The current savings outlook for Great Britain is more positive than spring last year, with NS&I’s Quarterly Savings Survey showing a 2 percentage point increase in the proportion of people who feel they are more likely to save over the next three months (spring 2014 18%; spring 2013 16%). Also, the number of people less likely to save has declined from 22% in spring 2013 to 18% in spring 2014.

New millionaire from Avon in March’s jackpot draw

March’s Premium Bonds millionaire A male living in Avon Bond number: 163EA927547 Winning Bond bought in December 2009 Total holdings £26,662 For the March 2014 draw ERNIE paid out over 1.8 million prizes, together amounting to over £51 million in value. There were 47,389,711,882 eligible Bond numbers in the draw.  In Avon there are over 400,000 Premium Bonds holdings worth more than £990 million.