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

Product News

Nationwide BS cuts tracker mortgage rate -  23rd October 2014

Nationwide Building Society has cut the rate on its two-year variable tracker mortgage by 0.45%, making it the lowest rate for its sector. Read More...

New discounted mortgage storms the charts -  22nd October 2014

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has expanded its mortgage offerings with a highly competitive discounted mortgage for term that has moved straight into the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Penrith BS’s regular saver enters the top 10 -  22nd October 2014

Penrith Building Society’s new three-year regular savings deal has stormed the Moneyfacts charts and gone straight into the top 10 for its sector. Read More...

Market-leading mortgage gets 5-star review -  21st October 2014

Woolwich from Barclays has reduced the fee on its 10-year fixed rate mortgage, earning this market-leading product a five-star review. Read More...

5-yr ISA holds onto place in the top 5 -  21st October 2014

Principality Building Society has made a slight reduction to its five-year fixed rate cash ISA. Nevertheless, the ISA has kept its competitive edge and retained a position among the top five for its sector. Read More...

News

Rising first-time buyers defy market slowdown - 24th October 2014

The number of first-time buyers finally getting their foot on the property ladder increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market. Read More...

Income inequality extends into retirement - 23rd October 2014

The pay gap between working men and women has been a hotly debated issue for many years. However, it now appears that this fiscal imbalance continues into retirement, with men claiming a retirement income that is around 68% higher than that of women. Read More...

0.99% mortgage launched as rate war continues - 23rd October 2014

Mortgage holders are all set to be the winners of recent attempts from major lenders to charm borrowers with some extremely eye-catching rate cuts. Read More...

Annuities vs drawdown – which is right for you? - 23rd October 2014

For those approaching retirement, thoughts are undoubtedly turning to how to secure the right kind of income. Read More...

6 of the best monthly interest savings accounts - 23rd October 2014

Monthly interest savings accounts, as their name suggests, pay interest on your savings each month (as opposed to yearly), which allows you to take a regular income from your hard-earned cash. Read More...

Are car insurance premiums on the rise? - 22nd October 2014

Since the end of 2011, car insurance premiums have been on a downward slide – much to the delight of motorists. However, according to the latest AA British Insurance Premium Index, the average quote for comprehensive car insurance cover has risen. Read More...

What should you do to combat stock market falls? - 22nd October 2014

As savings rates continue to frustrate rather than elate, stocks and shares have proven to be an increasingly popular destination for fed-up savers in recent years. Read More...

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