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Bank of Gran and Grandad open for business

Updated: 22nd August 2017 - First Published: 22nd August 2017 While the bank of Mum and Dad has long been known as the go-to place for first-time buyers, it seems that the bank of Gran and Grandad is becoming increasingly popular, too, with generous grandparents giving thousands to the younger generation. Read More...

One millionth Help to Buy ISA open

Updated: 22nd August 2017 - First Published: 22nd August 2017 Last weekend saw the opening of the one millionth Help to Buy ISA, showing the enduring popularity of this type of Government-backed savings account for those looking to take their first step onto the property ladder. Read More...

Balance transfer competition starting to waver

Updated: 22nd August 2017 - First Published: 22nd August 2017 Credit card competition has been rife for interest-free balance transfers in recent years, yet increased scrutiny in this sector means that such heavy competition appears to be waning, with average 0% interest terms starting to dip. Read More...

One in 10 adults own more than one property

Updated: 21st August 2017 - First Published: 21st August 2017 There has been a 30% increase in the number of adults who own multiple properties, up from 1.6 million in the period between 2000 and 2002 to 5.2 million people in 2012-2014. This means that one in 10 Brits now owns more than one house. Read More...

Ethical funds perform strongly once again

Updated: 21st August 2017 - First Published: 21st August 2017 The latest survey from Moneyfacts suggests that, given the continued strong performance of many ethical funds, they should be more popular than they are – is it time to add these funds to your portfolio? Read More...

The end of pensions cold calling

Updated: 21st August 2017 - First Published: 21st August 2017 There have long been calls for a ban on pensions cold calling, with many retirees having lost their life savings to unscrupulous scammers. Happily, that kind of thing could be coming to an end, with new measures being put in place to protect savers. Read More...

Savings market sees boost in new providers

Updated: 21st August 2017 - First Published: 21st August 2017 Activity in the savings market has been edging up of late, and our latest research reveals that there’s another area of improvement, with the number of providers in the savings market having reached its highest point in over seven years. Read More...

6 of the best long-term bonds

Updated: 18th August 2017 - First Published: 18th August 2017 Fixed rate bonds can be one of the best ways to secure a decent return from your money, but if you really want to secure those growth-generating rates, you’ll need to think longer term. Read More...

Pre-travel worries – insurance isn’t one of them

Updated: 18th August 2017 - First Published: 18th August 2017 If you’re squeezing in a last-minute summer break, you’re probably counting down – but you could also be starting to feel slightly anxious about the whole thing. Pre-travel anxiety affects many of us, yet not everyone plans ahead to reduce it. Read More...

Loans with a personal touch: the new way to borrow

Updated: 18th August 2017 - First Published: 17th August 2017 Applying for a personal loan can be a minefield. Not only do you need a perfect credit score, but you need to prepare yourself for the fact that you may not get the advertised rate – and that you may even be declined. What if there was a better way? Read More...


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