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

Product News

Easy access account breaks into top 10 -  23rd January 2015

National Counties Building Society has increased the rates on selected easy access accounts by up to 0.24%, propelling its online-operated product into the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

‘Excellent’ fixed rate ISAs released -  23rd January 2015

Yorkshire Building Society has launched two new fixed rate ISAs onto the market, with the 18-month version proving to be particularly competitive. Read More...

New 18-month bond hits the charts -  22nd January 2015

GE Capital Direct has unleashed a competitive new 18-month fixed rate bond onto the market, earning it a coveted spot in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

‘Excellent’ fixed rate mortgage unveiled -  22nd January 2015

Principality Building Society has launched a new two-year fixed rate mortgage onto the market, earning it an excellent rating for its competitive terms. Read More...

New fixed rate ISAs launched -  21st January 2015

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has unveiled two new fixed rate ISAs, with the 18-month version winning a four-star review for its competitive terms. Read More...

News

Are interest rates still a barrier to buying? - 23rd January 2015

Over the last 12 months, speculation of an imminent change in base rate meant fears of interest rate rises became a big barrier to would-be house purchasers. However, it now seems that fewer buyers see interest rates as such an obstacle. Read More...

Npower cuts gas prices by 5.1% - 23rd January 2015

Npower has become the latest of the Big Six to announce that it’s cutting prices, with standard gas tariffs set to reduce by an average of 5.1%. Read More...

Consumer Moneyfacts award winners 2015 announced - 23rd January 2015

The winners of the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at a glittering ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, showcasing the best of the consumer finance industry. Read More...

1.16m bank accounts switched in 2014 - 22nd January 2015

Today the Payments Council published its latest Current Account Switch Service Dashboard (no.5), which reveals that even more of us are taking advantage of the Current Account Switch Service. Read More...

Ecotricity cuts gas bills by more than Big Six - 22nd January 2015

Energy suppliers are coming under pressure to lower their gas prices, and several have taken the plunge. But, it isn’t just the Big Six – smaller suppliers are getting in on the action, and Ecotricity has announced it'll cut gas prices by 6.1%. Read More...

Alternatives to the Pensioner Bond - 22nd January 2015

The Pensioner Bond has taken the savings market by storm, with these accounts offering truly market-leading rates to pensioners seeking capital growth. But what if you don’t qualify? We’ve scoured the market to find a few alternatives. Read More...

How to get the best deal for your energy - 22nd January 2015

The energy market may be buzzing with excitement given the spate of price reductions, but that doesn’t mean you should rest on your laurels. Why settle for making around £40 in savings by staying put, when you could potentially save hundreds? Read More...

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