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

Product News

AA boosts savings rate to top the charts -  29th August 2014

AA has increased the rate on its no notice savings account by 0.20%, seeing it storm up the Moneyfacts charts to comfortably take the top spot. Read More...

Nottingham BS increases easy access rate -  29th August 2014

Nottingham Building Society has increased the rate on its easy access account by 0.09%, securing it a leading rate for its sector. Read More...

West Brom increases five-year bond rate -  28th August 2014

West Brom Building Society has increased its five-year bond rate by 0.25%, achieving a top ten rate for its term. Read More...

Market Harborough’s best buy savings accounts -  28th August 2014

Market Harborough Building Society has revamped its savings range, launching two new fixed rate bonds and increasing the rate on its notice account by 0.26%, all of which storm into the Moneyfacts charts for their respective terms. Read More...

Paragon’s notice account takes top 3 spot -  28th August 2014

Paragon Bank has reviewed its savings range and amended the rate of its notice account, seeing it retain a top-three position in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

News

Drop in lending to SMEs – but savers pay the price - 29th August 2014

Running a small business requires one key thing if it’s going to be successful – funding. The Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) was designed to encourage lending to businesses, but unfortunately, it hasn't had the desired effect. Read More...

Could a stocks & shares ISA be for you? - 29th August 2014

There’s no getting away from it – savings rates aren’t exactly enticing at the moment, and it’s often difficult to generate any form of meaningful return. That’s why a lot of people are turning to stocks & shares ISAs instead. Are you one of them? Read More...

6 of the best high interest current accounts - 28th August 2014

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...

The rise of the savvy shopper - 28th August 2014

Do you scour the aisles looking for the best deals when you’re doing the weekly shop? Is your purse, wallet or smartphone brimming with voucher offers and discount codes? If so, you’re not alone – the savvy shopper is definitely on the rise. Read More...

7 ways to fund your retirement - 27th August 2014

You’ve worked hard, saved harder, and are now left with savings and a pension pot that will see you through your retirement. But, you need to make sure it’ll last, and that’s why it’s so important to find the right way to fund your retirement. Read More...

Save £1,300 a year by buying instead of renting - 27th August 2014

Is it cheaper to buy instead of rent? It’s a question that’s often on the minds of renters and would-be homeowners, but at the moment, it’s one that can quite easily be answered – yes, it’s cheaper to buy, and by a fairly large margin. Read More...

Do you understand annuities? - 26th August 2014

Changes announced in the 2014 Budget mean retirees have more flexibility than ever when it comes to choosing how to spend their pension pot. Annuities are just one of those income-generating solutions, but do you fully understand what they are? Read More...

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