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

Product News

Mortgage from Santander wins 5 stars -  31st October 2014

Santander has reduced the rate on its five-year fixed rate deal by 0.50%, earning it a place among the Moneyfacts best buys as well as a five-star review. Read More...

2 and 7-yr bonds take charts by storm -  31st October 2014

Secure Trust Bank has relaunched its popular two and seven-year fixed rate accounts and they’ve taken the charts by storm, earning top 10 places in their respective sectors. Read More...

Mortgage from Chelsea BS gets five stars -  31st October 2014

Chelsea Building Society has reduced prices on its fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.30%, pushing its two-year deal into the Moneyfacts charts and earning it a five-star rating. Read More...

Fixed rate bond retains chart position -  31st October 2014

Vanquis Bank has reduced the rates of selected fixed rate bonds, but its five-year deal has kept its competitive spirit and held on to its place among the top 10 for its sector. Read More...

Tesco Bank’s savings account stays in top 10 -  31st October 2014

Tesco Bank has made slight reductions to its fixed rate bonds. However, despite the decrease, the five-year deal has held onto its spot among the top 10 best buys. Read More...

News

How to avoid the phone and broadband price hikes - 31st October 2014

It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to curling up in front of the TV on those cold winter evenings, but with a lot of providers announcing price hikes in recent months, you may be wondering how you can keep your bills in check. Read More...

Watch out for phone fraudsters - 30th October 2014

Scammers and fraudsters are nothing new, but their tactics and methods are always changing and becoming ever more sophisticated. Now they are harnessing caller IDs to trick victims into handing over personal and sensitive information. Read More...

Don’t have a fright this Halloween – be prepared! - 30th October 2014

Halloween is approaching fast, and if you don’t want to have a fright, you’ll need to be prepared! And we don’t just mean making sure you’ve got enough goodies to appease all those trick or treaters, either... Read More...

200,000 could cash in their pension – will you? - 29th October 2014

The new freedoms set to grace the pensions landscape have been widely applauded by savers and the industry alike, and according to research, a lot of people will take advantage of that flexibility to cash in the lot. Read More...

Top savings accounts to meet your goals - 29th October 2014

We all know the importance of saving. Whether it’s saving for a rainy day, for life’s emergencies, for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday or that vital house deposit, everyone should get into the habit of putting aside money to build up a healthy sum. Read More...

Variable mortgages sidelined in favour of fixed - 29th October 2014

There’s been a huge amount of competition in the mortgage market of late. This is down to the market undergoing a period of intense preparation, with providers looking to improve their offerings ahead of a base rate change. Read More...

House prices drop from last month - 28th October 2014

It may have seemed as though house prices would spiral up forever, but today the Land Registry reported that house prices in England & Wales are beginning to fall, potentially indicating a cooling of the once smoking UK housing market. Read More...

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