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1A person who regularly saves money through a bank or recognized scheme.‘a cut in base rate usually means less income for savers’
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- ‘Since the outset of the neo-liberal reform project, both the government and private sector have borrowed money from domestic savers as well as from international creditors.’
- ‘More savers and money managers now believe that, in the long run, the return on stocks is higher and the riskiness of stocks is lower than bonds.’
- ‘Stock markets have plummeted, sharply reducing investment returns both for savers and pension funds over the past two years.’
- ‘According to new research over 6 ½ million savers are losing out on £2.9 billion in interest.’
- ‘The government's scheme gives a free 25 per cent top-up to savers who leave their money in an account for five years.’
- ‘Our grandparents' generation was full of savers who ferreted away money during the Great Depression and the war.’
- ‘However, over the longer term, deposit accounts have often failed to protect savers ' money against inflation with the interest paid insufficient to offset the loss in the buying power of our money.’
- ‘Inflation reduced the debts of all borrowers, including the state, companies, and farmers, at the cost of creditors, savers, and banks.’
- ‘Okay, let's say you are an exceptional saver and are able to save 20% or your yearly income.’
- ‘And while the insurance company will take your funds and use them to purchase securities, such as government or corporate bonds, the saver is left with only an insurance policy.’
- ‘The pensions industry is well known for its insatiable appetite for savers ' money and its attempts to part us from it.’
- ‘Banks lure in savers with headline-grabbing rates and then quietly cut rates once demand slackens off.’
- ‘These are hardly generous limits and could discourage low-income savers from bothering to save at all.’
- ‘The function of financial intermediaries is to act as middlemen between savers and investors.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, financial advisers are encouraging savers to invest in equity-based products.’
- ‘Frustrated with low returns, savers are taking money out of state banks and lending it themselves’
- ‘As you can see, local building societies pay the highest rates to regular savers.’
- ‘I used a regular-saving account that pays the highest rates of interest to savers who save twelve consecutive monthly payments.’
- ‘Thankfully, we have been, and still are, regular savers.’
- ‘Children are more likely to be good savers if they see that their parents save regularly and also find saving money to be worthwhile.’
2in combination An object, action, or process that prevents a particular resource from being used up or expended.‘an annual check-up can be a significant money-saver’
3A travel fare offering reductions on the standard price.‘a new saver from London to Edinburgh’
- ‘Ever since privatisation, the government has regulated certain railway fares - season tickets, cheap day returns and savers - limiting the increases allowed.’
informal A hedging bet.
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