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

Product News

Five-year bond from Tesco enters the top 10 -  22nd August 2014

Tesco Bank has reviewed its saving rates and boosted them by up to 0.10%. Its instant access cash ISA has also benefited, with a 0.20% increase. This boost has put the five-year bond into the top 10 of the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Vanquis Bank scores market-leading rate -  22nd August 2014

Vanquis Bank has upped the rates on its four and five-year fixed accounts by 0.05%. This has propelled the four-year bond into a market-leading position, while the five-year version sits just below the leading heavyweights for its term. Read More...

Investec Bank PLC’s saving account tops charts -  22nd August 2014

Investec Bank PLC has increased the rate on its two-year fixed rate account by 0.05%, causing it to soar to the top of the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

New five star mortgage from Leeds BS -  21st August 2014

Leeds Building Society has added a new product to its mortgage family and it’s proven to be a tough competitor, winning a place on the Moneyfacts charts and meriting a five-star rating. Read More...

New saving bonds and ISAs from Chelsea BS -  21st August 2014

Chelsea Building Society has unveiled four new saving accounts, two of which boast the top rates for their terms. Read More...

News

Mortgage holders reveal rate rise concerns - 22nd August 2014

Two in five mortgage holders have admitted to being concerned about the impact a rise in the base rate of interest could have on their monthly mortgage repayments as an increase looms ever larger on the horizon. Read More...

How to get the most out of your travel money - 21st August 2014

Over two million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas during the August Bank Holiday, but before you start the important task of packing the suitcase, there's one more thing you need to consider – the money situation. Read More...

Equity release misgivings see retirees miss out - 21st August 2014

Misplaced fears about equity release mean many retirees are unnecessarily limiting their options when it comes to looking at ways to boost their income in their retirement. Read More...

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...

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