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

Product News

Nationwide’s competitive ISA -  1st August 2014

Nationwide has reviewed its savings range and increased rates by up to 1.25%, with the easy access ISA being the standout product. Read More...

Virgin’s best buy BTL gets even better -  1st August 2014

Virgin Money has reduced the rate of selected buy-to-let mortgages by up to 0.40%, with its 60% loan-to-value (LTV) tracker heading further up the charts. Read More...

Top 7-year bond from Secure Trust Bank -  1st August 2014

Secure Trust Bank has launched a new issue of its popular seven-year bond, offering the top rate for its term, which easily makes it a Moneyfacts best buy. Read More...

Axis Bank’s competitive 3-year bond -  1st August 2014

Axis Bank has reviewed its savings range and amended rates across selected fixed products, but the three-year version retains its position in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Vanquis Bank’s top 10 bond -  31st July 2014

Vanquis Bank has reviewed the rate on its five-year fixed rate bond, which sees it remain firmly in the Moneyfacts best buys. Read More...

News

Switching broadband too costly, says watchdog - 01st August 2014

The cancellation fees charged for switching broadband supplier are too costly, says Citizens Advice, with the average cost of getting out of a contract hitting £190 – and in some cases even more. Read More...

Working beyond 60 = bigger pay rises - 01st August 2014

Are you planning on working beyond the age of 60? If so, you could be in for a pay rise. Research from Prudential has revealed that, since 2011, workers over the age of 60 have seen their earnings rise faster than any other age group. Read More...

A better energy deal for businesses? - 31st July 2014

Running a successful business takes a huge amount of financial awareness, not to mention the right products and a strong support network. But what about energy? Read More...

Ofgem announces plans to reduce energy bills - 31st July 2014

In welcome news for energy customers, Ofgem has set out its proposed price control settlements for some of the UK’s biggest electricity networks, which could result in energy bills being an average of £12 cheaper per year. Read More...

Could a credit card improve your finances? - 31st July 2014

Credit cards, when used wisely, can be a great way to help you manage your budget and can even clear debt if you’ve overspent. However, they’re often not thought of as a way to actually improve your finances – but perhaps they should be. Read More...

Savers are paying the price of Funding for Lending - 31st July 2014

There’s no getting away from it – savings rates aren’t exactly setting the world on fire. They’ve been falling for years, a pattern largely blamed on the Government’s ill-fated Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), and savers are still paying the price. Read More...

How to save money on your energy bills - 30th July 2014

The cost of gas and electricity is an ongoing concern for many homeowners. It may be summer but that doesn’t mean the bills stop, which is why we’ve put together a few key ways you can save money - no matter what time of year it may be. Read More...

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