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Product News

Four new bonds take charts by storm -  29th September 2014

Secure Trust Bank has just unveiled four new fixed term bonds, all of which have won a place on the Moneyfacts charts, with the seven-year deal scoring a market-leading position. Read More...

Tesco Bank’s five-year bond holds top 10 place -  26th September 2014

Tesco Bank has recently reviewed its fixed savings range, and despite a small reduction, the five-year deal still boasts a competitive rate, which has helped it to retain its position in the top 10. Read More...

Five-year mortgage enters the best buy charts -  25th September 2014

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has reduced several fixed rate mortgages in its range. One of the deals to benefit is the five-year deal, which has now secured a place among the Moneyfacts best buys. Read More...

Five-star mortgage from West Brom BS -  25th September 2014

West Brom Building Society has reduced the rates on two of its fixed rate mortgages, one of which has stormed up the Moneyfacts charts to sit just behind the market-leader. Read More...

Yorkshire BS reduces rate on variable mortgage -  24th September 2014

Yorkshire Building Society has reduced the rate on its two-year variable mortgage by 0.40%, making it the lowest rate available in its sector. Read More...

News

Retirees urged to use mixed retirement solutions - 29th September 2014

The ream of new pension options due next year will give those heading towards retirement more choice than ever before. And the right choice, it seems, is to take a balanced approach. Read More...

Comparison sites named top way to switch energy - 29th September 2014

It’s official – price comparison sites are the best way to switch energy supplier. Or at least, they’re the most popular. More consumers than ever are using comparison sites to switch, beating phoning suppliers directly as the main method. Read More...

How wealthy has your home made you? - 29th September 2014

Your home is undoubtedly your biggest asset, and if you’ve retired and managed to pay off your mortgage, you could be sitting on (or in) an absolute goldmine. This is even more likely given the rapid pace of house price growth over the last year. Read More...

One-third of students without contents insurance - 26th September 2014

When preparing to go off to university there seems to be a never-ending list of things to do, so it’s no wonder that some students forget all about buying contents insurance. Read More...

Fears over mortgage rate rises – how to cope - 26th September 2014

There’s no getting away from it – mortgage rates are going to rise. It’ll be a huge shock for many borrowers, and there are fears that some could be in financial difficulty when rates start to creep up. Read More...

Warning as EEA investors may have been mis-sold - 26th September 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has urged anyone who invested in the EEA Life Settlements Fund to contact their financial adviser and consider making a complaint, as it believes some were likely to have been mis-sold the scheme. Read More...

2014 ILP Moneyfacts award winners announced - 26th September 2014

The winners of the 2014 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night during a glittering ceremony held at the Lancaster London Hotel. Read More...

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