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New Nottingham BS bond secures top 10 place -  15th September 2014

Nottingham Building Society has added a new 14-month bond to its savings offerings and has grabbed a place among the top 10 in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Post Office revamps its saving offerings -  12th September 2014

The Post Office has refreshed its saving bonds portfolio by increasing some rates by up to 0.20%. These offerings have taken the best buy charts by storm, with two products sitting in the top 10. Read More...

New ISAs launched by the Post Office -  12th September 2014

The Post Office has unleashed some new fixed rate cash ISAs on the market, one of which now sits behind the market-leader for its terms. Meanwhile, an existing variable ISA has had its rates increased, securing its place in the top 10. Read More...

NatWest BTL mortgage stays among the best buys -  12th September 2014

NatWest has reduced some of its buy-to-let mortgage rates by up to 0.26%, keeping its two-year tracker mortgage among the Moneyfacts best buys. Read More...

Rates reduced across buy-to-let mortgages -  12th September 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland Mortgages Direct has reduced rates on selected mortgages, giving one of them a new competitive edge in the market. Read More...

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London and the South East skew house prices - 15th September 2014

House prices always seem to be rising, but according to the latest England & Wales House Price Index from LSL Property Services, it’s the housing hotbeds of London and the South East that are causing national averages to soar. Read More...

Fears over pension freedoms - 15th September 2014

The new pension freedoms set to grace the market have been welcomed by many, but not everyone's convinced. Some are even warning that the reforms could have serious consequences, after witnessing a sharp rise in the number of income drawdown sales. Read More...

Could shared ownership be the future? - 15th September 2014

There’s no denying the fact that house prices have soared over the last year or so. First-time buyers (FTBs) have found things particularly tough, and that’s why people are asking whether shared ownership could have more of a role to play in future. Read More...

1.1 million banking customers make the switch - 12th September 2014

It’s been a year since the Current Account Switch Service was launched, and it looks like things going well – in the first full 11 months (1st October 2013 to 31st August 2014), 1.1 million customers have taken the plunge and switched accounts. Read More...

Spend or save? - 11th September 2014

If you were lucky enough to get an unexpected cash windfall, would you save it or spend it? Well, if research from GE Capital Direct is anything to go by, the answer probably depends on how much you received. Read More...

Annuity rates fall at fastest pace for three years - 10th September 2014

Annuities have garnered a lot of negative attention recently. The only saviour will be if they start to offer savers a better return, but latest figures reveal that this may not happen any time soon. Read More...

Will you cash in your pension pot? - 10th September 2014

The new pension freedoms set to grace the landscape left a lot of people concerned that pensioners will cash in the lot and go on a spending spree. Well, those fears could be unfounded, as only a small proportion plan to withdraw all their savings. Read More...

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