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

Product News

Sainsbury’s loans win big on the charts -  1st October 2014

Sainsbury’s Bank has reviewed its personal loans and reduced rates on selected tiers by up to 1.9% APR. As a result, loans have kept their competitive edge, with the Standard Nectar Cardholder Loan securing positions on all of our charts. Read More...

Four new bonds take charts by storm -  29th September 2014

Secure Trust Bank has just unveiled four new fixed term bonds, all of which have won a place on the Moneyfacts charts, with the seven-year deal scoring a market-leading position. Read More...

Tesco Bank’s five-year bond holds top 10 place -  26th September 2014

Tesco Bank has recently reviewed its fixed savings range, and despite a small reduction, the five-year deal still boasts a competitive rate, which has helped it to retain its position in the top 10. Read More...

Five-year mortgage enters the best buy charts -  25th September 2014

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has reduced several fixed rate mortgages in its range. One of the deals to benefit is the five-year deal, which has now secured a place among the Moneyfacts best buys. Read More...

Five-star mortgage from West Brom BS -  25th September 2014

West Brom Building Society has reduced the rates on two of its fixed rate mortgages, one of which has stormed up the Moneyfacts charts to sit just behind the market-leader. Read More...

News

Are you doing enough to prepare for retirement? - 01st October 2014

Putting precious money aside for a pension pot can seem like a chore, but building up that nest egg for your retirement is crucial if you want to sit back and enjoy your golden years in comfort. Read More...

Understand the risks of payday loans - 01st October 2014

It can be difficult to make ends meet, particularly with bills on the rise and incomes being squeezed. But, that doesn’t mean you should resort to payday loans, and it’s vital you understand the risks involved. Read More...

6 of the best easy access savings accounts - 01st October 2014

Easy-access savings accounts are as simple as they sound – they allow you to access your money whenever you need it, without having to give advance notice, and they also allow you to pay into them at any time. Here are six of the best. Read More...

Farewell to the tax disc - 30th September 2014

The era of the tax disc, displayed in cars across the UK, is coming to an end. As of the 1 October, tax discs will no longer be issued for those who are renewing or buying their tax. Read More...

Monday morning rush to check bank balances - 30th September 2014

The weekend passes by in a blur of nights out, leisurely dinners, impromptu shopping trips and days out, but then suddenly it’s Monday morning. As a result, large numbers of consumers frantically log on to their banking apps to check out the damage. Read More...

Don’t be scammed – understand the pension rules - 30th September 2014

If you’re approaching retirement, the last thing you want to worry about is being scammed out of your hard-earned savings. Well, if you’re not careful, you could be, as so-called pension liberation scams are becoming a growing concern. Read More...

Further signs of a slowing housing market - 30th September 2014

Given the rampant pace of house price growth over the last year, it’s always encouraging to see signs of things slowing down. Well, Nationwide has provided further proof – even though prices are still rising, the growth rate has slowed considerably. Read More...

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