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Nationwide’s new 5yr ISA competes -  24th February 2017

Nationwide BS has launched a number of new fixed rate products, including a five-year ISA which has secured a place in the Best Buy chart for its sector and earned itself a high rating. Read More...

Atom Bank’s fixed bonds top the charts -  24th February 2017

Atom Bank has increased fixed bond rates by up to 0.50%, which has seen its one, two, three and five-year accounts storm to the top of the Best Buy charts for their respective sectors, earning them a high rating in the process. Read More...

Vanquis Bank increases 4 and 5yr bond rates -  24th February 2017

Vanquis Bank has increased selected fixed bond rates by up to 0.20%. This has enabled its four-year bond to become the joint market-leader and its five-year offer to improve its place in the Best Buys, both earning a high rating in the process. Read More...

Coventry’s 10yr mortgage cements chart spot -  24th February 2017

Coventry BS has reduced its 10-year mortgage rate by 0.20%. This has allowed the deal to retain its place in the Best Buy chart for its sector and earned it the highest Moneyfacts rating. Read More...

Tiered easy access savings rates risen -  23rd February 2017

Sainsbury’s Bank has increased selected rates by 0.05%, which has made its easy access account appealing enough to earn a place in the Best Buy chart for its sector, as well as a high rating. Read More...

News

Younger drivers truly value being mobile

24th February 2017 Many young people anxiously await the day they can get behind the wheel, and it seems that once they’re there, few are willing to give it up, with research from Morar and Admiral LittleBox revealing the value younger drivers place on being mobile. Read More...

Would-be buyers struggle to get on the ladder

24th February 2017 We all know how difficult it can be to get on the property ladder, but new figures have brought that into sharp focus, with many neighbourhoods across the country completely off-limits to first-time buyers. Read More...

Considering equity release? Get the right advice

24th February 2017 Equity release has been enjoying a surge in popularity, with the sector breaking new lending records on a regular basis. More and more people are considering it, but how do you know if it’s right for you? It’s all about getting the right advice. Read More...

Brits set to save £93.5bn in 2017

23rd February 2017 It seems that the recent signs of improvement in the savings market could be having an impact on savers, with many still keen to squirrel away a serious amount of cash over the next year, equating to a whopping £93.5bn across the UK. Read More...

Top 6 long-term cash ISAs

23rd February 2017 It's been a pretty good week for savings rates, what with the long-term fixed rate seeing the largest jump since October 2015, and the average long-term ISA rate having risen for the third consecutive month! Read More...

Properties around parks cost 90.4% more

22nd February 2017 Living near a park is often on the priority list for house hunters in the city, especially those with small children, but those park-side properties can come with a pretty hefty premium, costing an impressive 90.4% more on average. Read More...

Long-term ISA rates see a small rise

22nd February 2017 ISA season is nearly upon us. While we’re not expecting much this year, with rates still largely at record lows, this week’s UK Savings Trends report did show that the average long-term ISA rate is up, and has been rising for the last three months. Read More...