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Rate top-up for fixed business deposit -  26th January 2015

Yorkshire Bank has increased the rates of selected fixed business savings accounts by up to 0.30%. As a result, its 12-month deal has entered the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

Easy access account breaks into top 10 -  23rd January 2015

National Counties Building Society has increased the rates on selected easy access accounts by up to 0.24%, propelling its online-operated product into the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

‘Excellent’ fixed rate ISAs released -  23rd January 2015

Yorkshire Building Society has launched two new fixed rate ISAs onto the market, with the 18-month version proving to be particularly competitive. Read More...

New 18-month bond hits the charts -  22nd January 2015

GE Capital Direct has unleashed a competitive new 18-month fixed rate bond onto the market, earning it a coveted spot in the Moneyfacts charts. Read More...

‘Excellent’ fixed rate mortgage unveiled -  22nd January 2015

Principality Building Society has launched a new two-year fixed rate mortgage onto the market, earning it an excellent rating for its competitive terms. Read More...

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Downsizing could free up over £100k - 26th January 2015

If you’ve been considering downsizing your property, the time may be ripe to make the move. According to the latest Downsizers Report from Lloyds Bank, switching a detached house for a bungalow could now release an average of £103,715. Read More...

SSE cuts gas prices by 4.1% - 26th January 2015

SSE has become the latest of the Big Six to cut its gas prices, leaving just one supplier – EDF – to follow suit. SSE’s cut of 4.1% will come into effect on 30 April, and will save the typical household an average of £28 per year. Read More...

Are interest rates still a barrier to buying? - 23rd January 2015

Over the last 12 months, speculation of an imminent change in base rate meant fears of interest rate rises became a big barrier to would-be house purchasers. However, it now seems that fewer buyers see interest rates as such an obstacle. Read More...

Npower cuts gas prices by 5.1% - 23rd January 2015

Npower has become the latest of the Big Six to announce that it’s cutting prices, with standard gas tariffs set to reduce by an average of 5.1%. Read More...

Consumer Moneyfacts award winners 2015 announced - 23rd January 2015

The winners of the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at a glittering ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, showcasing the best of the consumer finance industry. Read More...

1.16m bank accounts switched in 2014 - 22nd January 2015

Today the Payments Council published its latest Current Account Switch Service Dashboard (no.5), which reveals that even more of us are taking advantage of the Current Account Switch Service. Read More...

Ecotricity cuts gas bills by more than Big Six - 22nd January 2015

Energy suppliers are coming under pressure to lower their gas prices, and several have taken the plunge. But, it isn’t just the Big Six – smaller suppliers are getting in on the action, and Ecotricity has announced it'll cut gas prices by 6.1%. Read More...

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