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Coventry’s five-star BTL -  29th July 2014

Coventry Building Society has reviewed its buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage range and reduced rates by up to 0.14%, with its variable rate for term product stealing the show. Read More...

Melton Mowbray increases Affinity rate -  29th July 2014

This latest review sees Melton Mowbray Building Society significantly increase the rate on its Air Ambulance Affinity Account by up to 1.65%, as well as changing the terms to 90 days’ notice. Read More...

West Brom increases online ISA rate -  29th July 2014

West Brom Building Society has increased the rate on its no notice ISA by 0.05%, boosting the appeal of this restriction-free account. Read More...

Top 10 savings from Kent Reliance -  29th July 2014

Kent Reliance has reviewed its savings range and increased fixed bond rates by up to 0.14%, as well as launching a brand new easy access account, all of which head straight into the best buys. Read More...

N&P boosts fixed ISA rates -  28th July 2014

Norwich & Peterborough BS has increased rates on selected ISAs, which sees its 18-month version improving its position within the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

News

Mortgage approvals bounce back - 29th July 2014

After several months of mortgage approval volumes declining, arguably as a result of the market adjusting to the new lending landscape, it looks like things are starting to bounce back. Read More...

Could you afford medical treatment on holiday? - 29th July 2014

It’s the time of year when a lot of people are getting ready for holidays, but far too few of them think about travel insurance. It could be a big mistake, particularly with the average cost of treatment abroad being £1,088 – could you cover it? Read More...

House prices remained stable in June - 28th July 2014

House prices may be rising on an annual basis, but there are signs that they could be stabilising in the short-term. Official figures show that, in June, prices grew by 6.4% year-on-year – but there was no monthly price change whatsoever. Read More...

Split in housing market confidence - 28th July 2014

Is it a good time to sell your home? What about if you’re looking to buy? Well, it seems that opinions could be divided, with latest figures revealing a clear split in housing market sentiment between buyers and sellers. Read More...

The current account charges that don’t add up - 28th July 2014

Current accounts have hit the headlines a lot recently. High-interest accounts have garnered a lot of attention while the switching process and challenger banks have also been in the news, but unfortunately that news hasn’t always been positive. Read More...

London least profitable place to be a landlord - 25th July 2014

Where do you think would be the best region in the UK to be a landlord? If you thought London, you’re not alone, but research has shown that this actually isn’t the case at all. Read More...

Holidays or the home – what do your savings go on? - 25th July 2014

We all know the value of savings, but people can often have different priorities when it comes to this kind of money management – particularly between men and women. Read More...

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