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

Product News

Top Chelsea BS mortgage gets even better  -  23rd July 2014

Chelsea BS has reduced rates on several of its fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.20%, including on its two-year deal at 90% loan-to-value, which is already a Moneyfacts best buy. Read More...

5 star loans from Sainsbury’s Bank -  23rd July 2014

Sainsbury’s Bank has reviewed its personal loan rates with selected tiers increasing by 0.1% APR following the end of its sale. However, despite the increase, all tiers remain firmly in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Virgin improves BTL best buy -  22nd July 2014

Virgin Money has reduced selected rates in its buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage range by up to 0.40%, with its standout variable tracker rate storming up the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Top one-year ISA from Britannia -  22nd July 2014

Britannia has reviewed its savings range by changing issue numbers and amending rates, but its one-year ISA remains amongst the Moneyfacts best buys. Read More...

Marsden BS unveils online notice account -  21st July 2014

Marsden BS has entered the online notice account market with the launch of this 95-day notice account. Read More...

News

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...

Growth in buy-to-let = more choice for landlords - 23rd July 2014

The buy-to-let (BTL) sector has enjoyed a surge of growth in the last year. Not only are landlords feeling more positive about the industry, but its ever-increasing popularity is resulting in a much larger number of suitable BTL mortgages. Read More...

Is lending money putting your finances at risk? - 22nd July 2014

We all like to think we’d lend money to friends and family if they were in need. A large proportion of us do, but could you be left struggling if you didn’t get that money back? Read More...

Government unveils free retirement guidance plans - 22nd July 2014

Retirees will soon be entitled to free and impartial guidance on how to make the most of the new pension freedoms being introduced from next year. Read More...

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