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The latest opinions from the Editor of Moneyfacts.co.uk

Product News

Leek United BS releases ‘outstanding’ mortgage -  27th February 2015

Leek United Building Society has made amendments across its mortgage products, which now includes a highly competitive two-year discounted variable rate deal that has earned an ‘outstanding’ rating. Read More...

5 and 7-yr bonds leap into the top 10 -  27th February 2015

Secure Trust Bank has re-launched its popular five and seven-year fixed rate bonds, both of which have leapt straight into the Moneyfacts charts for their attractive terms. Read More...

New 36-month 0% balance transfer card -  27th February 2015

Virgin Money has unveiled a new range of credit cards, one of which is offering 36 months of 0% interest on balance transfers, enabling it to shoot straight into the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

NatWest keeps 2-yr BTL tracker in the charts -  27th February 2015

NatWest has increased its buy-to-let products by 0.30%. However, its two-year tracker mortgage has retained its competitive edge and held on to a place in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Virgin Money’s E-ISA stays in the top 5 -  26th February 2015

Virgin Money has reduced selected savings rates by 0.05%, but its one-year E-ISA has fended off its competitors and retained a coveted spot in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

News

Do you know your ISA limits? - 27th February 2015

ISAs should be the first port of call for anyone looking to maximise their tax efficiency, and least year savers got a welcome boost with the announcement that the annual investment limit was being raised. But do you know what the allowance is? Read More...

Listening to friends & family could save you £177! - 26th February 2015

How often do you share recommendations with friends and family? And, perhaps more importantly, do you listen when they do the same? Well, you probably should, because acting on the financial recommendations of loved ones could pay dividends. Read More...

Housing market confidence reaches three-year high - 26th February 2015

How confident are you about the state of the housing market? Chances are, you’re feeling pretty optimistic about the whole thing, with research finding that consumer confidence is at its highest level for three years. Read More...

Are you plagued by nuisance calls? - 25th February 2015

There’s nothing worse than being bombarded with nuisance calls, and it looks as though people aren't standing for it any longer. Not only do the vast majority screen their calls, but the Government has stepped in to crack down on nuisance companies. Read More...

6 of the best easy access savings accounts - 25th February 2015

Easy-access savings accounts are as simple as they sound – they allow you to access your money whenever you need it, without having to give advance notice, and they also allow you to pay into them at any time. Here are six of the best. Read More...

Will you switch your credit card this year? - 25th February 2015

Are you thinking about switching your credit card? Well, you’re in good company. Research has found that around 25% of card holders plan to transfer some or all of their balance to a new card, and they’re doing so to take advantage of 0% deals. Read More...

Plans to lower payday loan costs finalised - 24th February 2015

The payday loans market has been under scrutiny for almost as long as it’s been around, and it’s just been the subject of a 20-month long competition investigation to determine how borrowers can get a better deal. Read More...