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

Product News

Virgin Money expands ISA range -  1st September 2014

Virgin Money has expanded its ISA range with the launch of two new products and the revamp of several others, two of which stand out as being Moneyfacts best buys. Read More...

HSBC gives children’s account a 2% boost -  1st September 2014

HSBC has increased the rate on its popular children’s account by up to 1.96%, seeing it storm up the Moneyfacts charts with a leading rate of interest. Read More...

Yorkshire Bank’s new ISA secures top 10 spot -  1st September 2014

Yorkshire Bank has launched a brand new fixed rate ISA onto the market, with it easily securing a top 10 position in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Fee-free mortgage from Post Office -  1st September 2014

Post Office has launched a brand new fixed rate mortgage that comes with no fee payable whatsoever, making it a great choice for those looking to keep upfront costs to a minimum. Read More...

Virgin Money reduces BTL tracker rates -  1st September 2014

Virgin Money has reduced selected rates across its buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage range, including its 2.35% variable tracker which has enjoyed a reduction of 0.16%. Read More...

News

Gas companies accused of ripping off customers - 02nd September 2014

Households have long been feeling the pressure from gas and electricity bills. It’s even more frustrating when you realise that gas customers are being charged three times more than suppliers – so why aren’t bills going down? Read More...

6 of the best two-year cash ISAs - 02nd September 2014

ISAs should always be thought of as the go-to place to stash your savings. You get interest paid entirely tax-free, and with the ISA limit having been raised to £15,000 there’s now even more reason to use these nifty little accounts. Read More...

Could you be better off switching bank accounts? - 01st September 2014

There’s a definite surge of interest in bank accounts at the moment, and providers are trying harder than ever to compete for your business. So, could you be better off by switching? Read More...

Could BTL help fund your retirement? - 01st September 2014

The new pension freedoms announced in this year's Budget mean pre-retirees have far more options when it comes to spending their pension pot. Buy-to-let could become an increasingly popular option, so could it be a way to help fund your retirement? Read More...

Drop in lending to SMEs – but savers pay the price - 29th August 2014

Running a small business requires one key thing if it’s going to be successful – funding. The Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) was designed to encourage lending to businesses, but unfortunately, it hasn't had the desired effect. Read More...

Could a stocks & shares ISA be for you? - 29th August 2014

There’s no getting away from it – savings rates aren’t exactly enticing at the moment, and it’s often difficult to generate any form of meaningful return. That’s why a lot of people are turning to stocks & shares ISAs instead. Are you one of them? Read More...

6 of the best high interest current accounts - 28th August 2014

At one time savings accounts were the only sensible place to put your hard-earned cash if you wanted a meaningful return, but as you may have noticed, that’s no longer the case. Thankfully there's an alternative – high interest current accounts. Read More...

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