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What would happen to mortgages if base rate rises?

Updated: 26th July 2017 - First Published: 26th July 2017 There’s been a lot of speculation recently that a base rate rise could happen in the not-too-distant future, but just what would happen to your mortgage if it does? We take a closer look. Read More...

Staycationing this year? You still need insurance

Updated: 26th July 2017 - First Published: 26th July 2017 These days, there’s no need to jet off to far-flung destinations to enjoy your summer holiday – staycations are on the rise, with many relishing the chance to get away from it all on home soil. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about insurance! Read More...

Challenger banks shake up the savings market

Updated: 26th July 2017 - First Published: 26th July 2017 Challenger banks have been keeping the savings market alive for some time. They’re the only ones competing for savers’ cash, and as a result, the only ones offering decent savings rates - so why not give them a go? Read More...

Students: get prepared with the right bank account

Updated: 25th July 2017 - First Published: 25th July 2017 As results days are almost upon us, graduations abound and we edge towards a new academic year, prospective students and graduates might be starting to think about the most cost-effective student bank account for their needs. Read More...

Remortgaging becomes most active sector

Updated: 24th July 2017 - First Published: 24th July 2017 Record low mortgage rates have given the mortgage market a serious boost, so it's little wonder that remortgaging continues to go from strength to strength – so much so that remortgaging has become the most active sector of the entire market. Read More...

Older people increasingly caught by pension scams

Updated: 24th July 2017 - First Published: 24th July 2017 The pension freedoms have given retirees far more choice in how they spend their pension pot, yet it’s also opened the floodgates for pension scammers, as unscrupulous individuals target retirees' cash. Read More...

First-time buyers: say goodbye to record low rates

Updated: 24th July 2017 - First Published: 24th July 2017 Borrowers have been treated to record low mortgage rates recently, but this is starting to change, as while rates are still falling for those with large deposits, for those with a small deposit the trend seems to be reversing. Read More...

Van drivers face insurance price rise of 29.5%

Updated: 21st July 2017 - First Published: 21st July 2017 If you thought car insurance price rises are bad enough, you’ll be surprised to hear that van drivers have it even worse, with the typical van insurance premium rising by a whopping 29.5% as new compensation rules and tax increases start to bite. Read More...

Families use loans for trips, but forget insurance

Updated: 21st July 2017 - First Published: 21st July 2017 The cost of holidays is undoubtedly on the rise, and as a result, a growing number of families are turning to personal loans in order to fund their must-have summer break – yet few are taking out travel insurance, despite the losses that could ensue. Read More...

One-third of card payments now contactless

Updated: 21st July 2017 - First Published: 21st July 2017 The rise of contactless technology is undeniable, with more and more people benefiting from the convenience of this form of payment – so much so that one-third of all card payments are now contactless, and the proportion is rising rapidly. Read More...


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