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

Product News

Discounted mortgage holds its place in the charts -  18th September 2014

Hanley Economic Building Society has reviewed its range of discounted variable rate mortgages and made some marginal increases. However, the two-year product has retained its competitive edge and held on to a position in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

6-month Sapphire Account holds onto chart place -  18th September 2014

A saving review from Raphaels Bank has led to a slight reduction in rates, but the six-month notice Sapphire Account has proudly held on to its position in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

2-year bond from United Trust Bank stays in top 10 -  17th September 2014

United Trust Bank has reviewed its savings portfolio and, despite slight reduction in rate, the two- year bond has kept its competitive edge and maintained its place in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

West Brom BS launches new saving account -  16th September 2014

West Brom Building Society has unveiled a brand new no notice saving account, which has stormed straight into the top 10 in our best buy charts. Read More...

BTL mortgage from Coventry BS stays in the charts -  16th September 2014

Coventry Building Society has reduced the rates on selected fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages. One mortgage to see a decrease was its two-year fixed rate product, which has seen a 0.10% reduction, reinforcing its place in the top 10. Read More...

News

3,500 fraudulent insurance applications each week - 18th September 2014

While the majority of motorists are honest when it comes to their car insurance application, there are still those that try to beat the system. Just how many may surprise you. Read More...

What would make you switch bank accounts? - 17th September 2014

The possibility of switching bank accounts has come under the spotlight over the last year, as the Current Account Switch Service has made it easier than ever to do just that. But just what would tempt you to switch? Read More...

SME confidence reaches new high - 17th September 2014

For a long time the UK’s small businesses have kept their heads down, viewing the future with caution. But now it seems as though the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have got some of their impetus back. Read More...

Contactless payments launch across London travel - 17th September 2014

Fed up with topping up your Oyster Card or finding you have zero balance when you’re running late? Well there’s good news for all of you frazzled London commuters out there – payments have now gone contactless. Read More...

223 savings accounts now beat inflation - 16th September 2014

The latest official inflation figures, released this morning, show that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.5% in August - and it means there are now 223 savings accounts that will beat it. Read More...

Securing a mortgage is the biggest barrier to FTBs - 16th September 2014

Once upon a time, the biggest barrier to becoming a homeowner was building up a suitable deposit. Arguably this has become even tougher in the last few years, but it seems there’s a new kid providing a major block – accessing a mortgage. Read More...

Top 6 inflation-beating cash ISAs - 16th September 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...

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