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Product News

Bank of Cyprus UK keeps bonds in top 10 -  20th October 2014

Bank of Cyprus UK has reviewed its fixed rate offerings and made slight reductions. However, the 18-month and three-year deals have held firmly onto their places in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

National Counties relaunches competitive bond -  20th October 2014

National Counties Building Society has re-booted its popular one-year savings bond, which has successfully entered the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Vanquis Bank’s fixed rate deals stay in top 10 -  20th October 2014

Vanquis Bank has reviewed the rates on its fixed rate bonds, making some slight reductions. However, its three and five-year deals have kept the competition at bay, retaining their positions among the top 10. Read More...

4-star BTL mortgage from Leeds BS -  17th October 2014

Leeds Building Society has reduced selected buy-to-let (BTL) rates by up to 0.20%, with the five-year deal securing a four-star review. Read More...

Clydesdale’s two-year mortgage secures rate cut -  17th October 2014

Clydesdale Bank has reduced rates across its fixed mortgage range, with the two-year deal enjoying a significant 0.60% reduction to easily become a Moneyfacts best buy. Read More...

News

Savings levels fall as women feel the pinch - 20th October 2014

Savings levels have dropped over the summer months, bringing the steady rise seen over the last year to an end. Read More...

8 things your bank will never ask you to do… - 20th October 2014

The UK’s biggest banks have decided to publish a list of the things they would never ask their customers to do after a YouGov poll found that millions of account holders unwittingly leave themselves open to fraud. Read More...

Mobile banking on the rise - 17th October 2014

Many of us rely on our smartphones in day-to-day life, whether that’s for communication, connectivity, banking activities, or even to shop. The latter two are becoming increasingly popular, with mobile banking officially on the rise. Read More...

More people saving into a pension - 17th October 2014

People of working age are continually being reminded of the importance of saving for the future, and happily, it seems that the advice is paying off. Read More...

Nearly £1m needed to meet life goals - 16th October 2014

The latest Lloyds Bank Family Savings report has found that a staggering £877,000 is needed to meet the cost of life goals for the average UK couple. Read More...

Growing number of families are forced to rent - 16th October 2014

While some people actively choose to rent their home, a growing number are being forced into it thanks to a lack of funds. Read More...

Drop in housing market sentiment - 15th October 2014

Consumer confidence in the housing market has fallen to its lowest level in 12 months, the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker has revealed, with householders becoming increasingly unconcerned about the possibility of price rises. Read More...

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