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

Product News

Aldermore keeps savings bond in the top 10 -  27th November 2014

Aldermore has reduced the rate of its two-year fixed rate bond, but it has maintained its competitive spirit and kept a place in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

New notice account sails into charts -  27th November 2014

Secure Trust Bank has unveiled a brand new notice account boasting an impressive joint market-leading rate, securing itself a comfortable position in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

New fixed rate mortgage enters the best buys -  27th November 2014

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has expanded its mortgage deals with a new two-year fixed rate, which has sped straight into the top 10 for its sector. Read More...

M&S Bank personal loan stays in charts -  26th November 2014

M&S Bank has reviewed the rates for its personal loan and made an increase to the £7,500 to £15,000 tier. However, it has kept a grip on the market, retaining a position in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

1-yr fixed rate bond soars straight into top 10 -  25th November 2014

FirstSave has unleashed two new one-year fixed rate bonds onto the market, one of which has made its presence felt in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

News

Top credit cards for Christmas spending - 27th November 2014

‘Tis (just about) the season to be jolly, but before all that festive fun begins, chances are you’ve got a bit more shopping to do. But, if you’re turning to credit to fund things, you’ll want to use cards that offer 0% interest deals on purchases. Read More...

How will you spend your tax-free cash? - 27th November 2014

If you’re approaching retirement, you’re probably thinking about how you’ll make the most of your pension savings. Withdrawing the tax-fee lump sum could well prove tempting, but if you were to go down that route, just what would you spend it on? Read More...

Could you find it difficult to get a mortgage? - 27th November 2014

Are you hoping to get a mortgage? Well, it’s not that easy. Regulatory changes have made it increasingly difficult, and there’s one area that’s come under stark criticism as a result – the rising incidence of older borrowers being refused a mortgage. Read More...

Women: don’t fall behind with pension planning - 26th November 2014

Working out how you’ll secure a retirement income will be key to long-term financial stability, but not everyone is as up to speed as they should be – women are falling woefully behind in their pension planning, so now’s the time to take action. Read More...

6 of the best easy access savings accounts - 26th November 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...

The rise of 10-year mortgages - 26th November 2014

Fixed rate mortgages have long been the format of choice for borrowers seeking to keep their budgets in check, and now, 10-year deals are growing in popularity. But would you fix for that long? Read More...

One in 10 have made false whiplash claims - 25th November 2014

Whiplash injuries in the UK are the source of many car insurance claims, and while most are genuine, some are not. In fact, recent research has found that one in 10 people admitted to either making a false claim or knowing someone who has. Read More...

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