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Product News

Leeds BS unveils new 5-yr BTL mortgage -  22nd December 2014

Leeds Building Society has released a new five-year buy-to-let mortgage deal, which has earned four stars for its competitive terms. Read More...

3-yr mortgage gets reduced rate and 4 stars -  22nd December 2014

Yorkshire Bank has reduced selected mortgage rates, boosting their competitiveness in the market. One of the deals to benefit was its three-year fixed rate mortgage, which has been reduced by 0.10%. Read More...

2-yr fixed rate ISA holds onto chart position -  19th December 2014

AA has made a slight reduction to its two-year fixed rate ISA, but it has maintained its competitive edge and kept a place among the top 10 accounts of its sector. Read More...

Post Office ISAs stay in the top 10 -  19th December 2014

Post Office has reviewed its savings offerings and amended rates by up to 0.20%, allowing two of its ISAs to retain their places among the top 10 of their respective sectors. Read More...

Post Office savings storm the charts -  19th December 2014

Post Office has reviewed its savings offerings and amended rates by up to 0.20%, as well as introducing an all-new deal. This has boosted some accounts into the charts for the first time and shored up the position of others. Read More...

News

Will you give cash this Christmas? - 22nd December 2014

Christmas is a time for catching up with family, for over-indulging, and of course, for giving a gift or two. But, are you one of those people who spends months planning the perfect gift, or would you rather give cash so the recipient can choose? Read More...

The growth of equity release - 22nd December 2014

Equity release has enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent months, and it’s on target for a record post-recession year. But, there are signs that it could expand even further. Read More...

The call to end “rip off” money transfer fees - 19th December 2014

Transferring money abroad can be an expensive business if you choose the wrong company. Hidden fees, excessive charges and poor exchange rates can take a sizeable chunk out of your transfer, but there are campaigns to stop this practice. Read More...

Will you have a pre-tirement? - 18th December 2014

You may dream of the time when you can hang up your work clothes for good, but for many, the days of a clear-cut retirement date are long gone. Retirement is becoming a process rather than an event, with a phase of ‘pre-tirement’ becoming the norm. Read More...

Make the most of festive TV - 18th December 2014

The season of festive TV is here, and there’s nothing like being able to curl up in front of a film as you indulge in a few Christmas treats. It’s a long-standing tradition, and a lot of people will make the most of it this festive break. Read More...

Prepare your car to head home this Christmas - 17th December 2014

Many of us will be hitting the roads this Christmas to gather with friends and family for some festive fun. But is your car ready to tackle the winter weather, and are you prepared for an unexpected breakdown? Read More...

Pensioner Bond FAQs - 17th December 2014

Everyone’s talking about the Pensioner Bond at the moment, and with good reason! Boasting impressive rates of interest in a highly subdued market, everyone wants to know how they can benefit. Here’s what we know so far… Read More...

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