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

Product News

Platinum saving account enters Moneyfacts charts -  20th August 2014

Manchester Building Society has launched a new 45-day notice savings account that boasts impressive interest rates. This has seen it slide into the Moneyfacts best buy charts. Read More...

Santander adjusts overdraft fees -  20th August 2014

Santander has reviewed its overdraft charges on its 123 Current Account. As a result, customers who regularly dip into an unauthorised overdraft may see their cost of borrowing drop. Read More...

Five-star mortgage from Coventry BS  -  19th August 2014

Coventry Building Society has reviewed its mortgage range and reduced rates by up to 0.20%. One product receiving the maximum reduction is the 4.15% variable for term mortgage, strengthening its position in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Nottingham BS unveils new savings account -  19th August 2014

Nottingham Building Society’s latest fixed rate review sees the launch of a new 13-month bond. It currently sits just below the market leaders for its term. Read More...

Skipton International keeps competitive rates -  18th August 2014

The latest review by Skipton International Ltd sees the end dates on two of its offshore bonds moved on by two months, with rates kept at the same competitive level. Read More...

News

How will you fund a longer retirement? - 20th August 2014

Many of us are living longer these days, and that can only mean one thing – retirements are getting longer, too! While this is of course a good thing, it could put extra pressure on your finances. So just how will you fund a lengthy retirement? Read More...

House prices are up – but growth is moderating - 20th August 2014

There’s no denying the fact that house prices are increasing, but latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) provide more evidence that the market is starting to moderate. Read More...

Do you borrow money from family? - 19th August 2014

It can’t be denied that it’s often difficult to balance the books. Even with the drop in inflation, stagnant wage growth and rising prices mean many of us don’t have a lot left over after essential bills – so some turn to family members for help. Read More...

170 savings accounts now beat inflation - 19th August 2014

The latest official inflation figures show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.6% in July. Down 0.3% on June’s figure and remaining below the Bank of England’s 2.00% target, it means there are 170 accounts that will beat it. Read More...

Top 6 inflation-beating cash ISAs - 19th August 2014

During June inflation rose to 1.9%, an increase of 0.4% from May – the sharpest rise in consumer prices since 2012 – but despite this it still marks the seventh consecutive month that inflation has been below the Bank of England’s 2.00% target. Read More...

Cost of home and car insurance falls by 7% - 18th August 2014

The market often seems to be full of negativity when it comes to the cost of insurance, so it’s always nice when something positive comes along. Well, we’ve got that kind of story, with the cost of home and car insurance having fallen by 6.8%. Read More...

Consumer confidence returning - 18th August 2014

Consumers have had it tough over the last few years. Rising prices, stagnant wage growth and a lack of faith in the economy at large have all taken their toll, but it seems that things are definitely on the up. Read More...

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