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Product News

5 star mortgage from Yorkshire BS -  30th July 2014

Yorkshire BS has reduced rates on several of its fixed rate mortgages, including a reduction of 0.10% on its two-year deal, which sees it storm into the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Coventry’s five-star BTL -  29th July 2014

Coventry Building Society has reviewed its buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage range and reduced rates by up to 0.14%, with its variable rate for term product stealing the show. Read More...

Melton Mowbray increases Affinity rate -  29th July 2014

This latest review sees Melton Mowbray Building Society significantly increase the rate on its Air Ambulance Affinity Account by up to 1.65%, as well as changing the terms to 90 days’ notice. Read More...

West Brom increases online ISA rate -  29th July 2014

West Brom Building Society has increased the rate on its no notice ISA by 0.05%, boosting the appeal of this restriction-free account. Read More...

Top 10 savings from Kent Reliance -  29th July 2014

Kent Reliance has reviewed its savings range and increased fixed bond rates by up to 0.14%, as well as launching a brand new easy access account, all of which head straight into the best buys. Read More...

News

Ofgem announces plans to reduce energy bills - 31st July 2014

In welcome news for energy customers, Ofgem has set out its proposed price control settlements for some of the UK’s biggest electricity networks, which could result in energy bills being an average of £12 cheaper per year. Read More...

Could a credit card improve your finances? - 31st July 2014

Credit cards, when used wisely, can be a great way to help you manage your budget and can even clear debt if you’ve overspent. However, they’re often not thought of as a way to actually improve your finances – but perhaps they should be. Read More...

Savers are paying the price of Funding for Lending - 31st July 2014

There’s no getting away from it – savings rates aren’t exactly setting the world on fire. They’ve been falling for years, a pattern largely blamed on the Government’s ill-fated Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), and savers are still paying the price. Read More...

How to save money on your energy bills - 30th July 2014

The cost of gas and electricity is an ongoing concern for many homeowners. It may be summer but that doesn’t mean the bills stop, which is why we’ve put together a few key ways you can save money - no matter what time of year it may be. Read More...

6 of the best easy access savings accounts - 30th July 2014

Easy-access savings accounts are as simple as they sound – they allow you to access your money whenever you need it, without having to give advance notice, and they also allow you to pay into them at any time. Here are six of the best. Read More...

Mortgage approvals bounce back - 29th July 2014

After several months of mortgage approval volumes declining, arguably as a result of the market adjusting to the new lending landscape, it looks like things are starting to bounce back. Read More...

Could you afford medical treatment on holiday? - 29th July 2014

It’s the time of year when a lot of people are getting ready for holidays, but far too few of them think about travel insurance. It could be a big mistake, particularly with the average cost of treatment abroad being £1,088 – could you cover it? Read More...

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