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

Product News

Market-leading bonds released -  30th January 2015

Secure Trust Bank has unleashed two highly competitive fixed rate bonds onto the market, both of which have stormed straight to the top of their respective sectors. Read More...

Notice accounts hold their own in charts -  30th January 2015

Hampshire Trust Bank has reduced the rate of selected notice savings accounts by up to 0.20%. However, its 90 day and 120 day accounts have retained their strong hold on the charts, remaining in the top 10 of their sector. Read More...

Tesco Bank reduces cost of personal loan -  30th January 2015

Tesco Bank has reduced the cost of borrowing on loans of £1,000 to £2,999 by 3.5% APR, earning it an ‘excellent’ review for its competitive terms. Read More...

Sainsbury’s Bank reduces cost of borrowing -  29th January 2015

Sainsbury’s Bank has reduced the cost of borrowing by dropping the rate of its £5,000 to £7,499 loans by 0.5%, earning an outstanding review as a result. Read More...

5-yr ISA holds onto top 5 place -  28th January 2015

Virgin Money has reduced the rates of its three and five-year fixed rate products by up to 0.25%, but despite this, its five-year ISA has retained its competitive edge, maintaining a place among the top five of the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

News

Time to reassess your finances? - 29th January 2015

January may be cold, bleak and wintry, but it’s also the perfect time to give your finances a once-over. Doing so could set you up well for the year ahead, and happily it seems that many are committed to making a change. Read More...

Cost of living a key driver of remortgaging - 29th January 2015

Are you thinking about remortgaging? If so, why? Many people look to take advantage of record low mortgage rates, and some find they’re able to ease cost of living pressures as a result – but others are increasing their loan size in order to cope. Read More...

Will you buy an annuity? - 29th January 2015

The countdown to the pension reforms has begun. From April, anyone aged 55+ will be able to access their pension savings as they see fit, and there’ll be no obligation for most people to buy an annuity. The question is, will you still want one? Read More...

One in five retirees will have debts - 28th January 2015

Those approaching retirement will probably have dreams of being able to enjoy leisurely days that are free from work and financial strain, but unfortunately, research has found that a worrying number of retirees will have outstanding debts. Read More...

6 of the best high interest current accounts - 28th January 2015

At one time savings accounts were the only sensible place to put your hard-earned cash if you wanted a meaningful return, but as you may have noticed, that’s no longer the case. Thankfully there's an alternative – high interest current accounts. Read More...

EDF cuts gas prices – but only by 1.3% - 28th January 2015

EDF has become the last of the Big Six to cut its standard gas prices in the wake of falling wholesale costs, announcing a reduction of 1.3%. Read More...

Growth in card spending – but cash still king - 27th January 2015

Do you reach for the credit card when you’re out shopping, or does cash still burn a hole in your pocket? The rise of contactless payments had led to assumptions that cash would become obsolete, but research has shown that both are living in harmony. Read More...

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