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Product News

cahoot cuts loan rates -  25th July 2014

cahoot has reduced its unsecured personal loan rates by up to 1.2% APR, offering a highly competitive choice for both mid and higher-tier borrowing. Read More...

Reduced loan rates from Santander -  25th July 2014

Santander has reduced the cost of borrowing for selected loan amounts, boasting reductions of up to 1.2% APR. Read More...

Leeds BS’ 4% bond -  25th July 2014

Leeds Building Society has re-launched its 10-year fixed rate bond paying an impressive 4.00% gross (or 4.07% AER) – the highest paying bond currently available. Read More...

Competitive business saving from Teachers -  25th July 2014

Teachers Building Society has reviewed its business accounts and replaced its popular 75 day notice accounts with 100 day alternatives, both of which pay up to 0.25% more. Read More...

Teachers BS launches new best buy account -  25th July 2014

Teachers Building Society has extended its range of variable rate products by launching a brand new account, which heads straight into the Moneyfacts best buys. Read More...

News

London least profitable place to be a landlord - 25th July 2014

Where do you think would be the best region in the UK to be a landlord? If you thought London, you’re not alone, but research has shown that this actually isn’t the case at all. Read More...

Holidays or the home – what do your savings go on? - 25th July 2014

We all know the value of savings, but people can often have different priorities when it comes to this kind of money management – particularly between men and women. Read More...

More first-time buyers on the ladder - 25th July 2014

There’s been a lot of good news for first-time buyers over the last few months, from Help to Buy schemes to more high loan-to-value mortgages. And it looks like it’s paying off. Read More...

6 of the best three-year fixed rate bonds - 24th July 2014

Fixed rate bonds are the best, and often only, way to secure a decent return from your money. Thanks to tax and inflation you’ll need an account paying at least 2.38% per annum to do so, and three-year bonds can offer these kinds of rates. Read More...

House sales dip as consumers fear a rate rise - 24th July 2014

Speculation is rife about an impending change to base rate. There’s no denying that it’s coming but no-one really knows when, and this uncertainty is understandably taking its toll on the mortgage market. Read More...

Why do people insure pets before their family? - 23rd July 2014

It may come as a surprise, but people are twice as likely to insure their pets than their family. Research has found that 21% of people hold a pet insurance policy while just 12% have critical illness cover, and only 9% hold income protection. Read More...

Small suppliers are winning the energy race - 23rd July 2014

Are you happy with your energy supplier? Unfortunately, the answer could well be no. According to research, customer satisfaction towards the Big Six energy firms is measurably low – but the smaller suppliers are coming out on top. Read More...

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