Product News

Vanquis’ leading three, four and five-year bonds -  19th February 2018

Some of Vanquis Bank’s bonds have had their rates increased, which sees the three-year account retain its number one spot, while the four and five-year deals improve their places in the Best Buys. All are now market-leading and earn a high rating. Read More...

Ikano Bank increases fixed bond rates -  16th February 2018

Ikano Bank has increased selected fixed rates by up to 0.10%. Now, its two-year bond has entered the Best Buys, its three-year deal sits in second place and the five-year bond offers the market-leading rate for its term. All earn a high rating. Read More...

Virgin Money improves all-round credit card -  15th February 2018

Virgin Money has increased the introductory interest-free terms on its 0% interest credit card, which sees it enter the Best Buy chart for its sector in a competitive place and earn a high Moneyfacts rating. Read More...

Moneyfacts Weekly Product News - 15/02/2018 -  15th February 2018

The moneyfacts.co.uk Pick of the Week showcases the best of the latest products or rate changes to hit the consumer finance market. Read More...

United Bank now offers market-leading ISAs -  13th February 2018

United Bank UK has increased selected rates by up to 0.23%, which sees its three and five-year ISAs become market-leaders, with the five-year deal now sitting firmly in first place. They’ve both earned a high rating as a result. Read More...

News

Over-55s choosing gig work ahead of retirement

19th February 2018 A survey of gig workers aged 55 or over has shown that 36% take on freelance ‘gig’ jobs as a way to ease themselves into retirement. These jobs allow them to choose their own hours, while still staying active in work and earning an income. Read More...

Renters £27,000 worse off

19th February 2018 Renters are £27,000 worse off than first-time buyers, according to Halifax. The average monthly rent in December 2017 stood at £754, while the average cost of buying a similar three-bed property, including mortgage payments, stood at £679. Read More...

Don’t give up on ISA season yet

19th February 2018 There is finally some good ISA news to report again, as the number of products and average rates have risen for the second month in a row. This is the first time such increases have happened at the start of the ISA season since 2012. Read More...

Remortgaging motivation reaches post-crisis high

15th February 2018 With November’s base rate increase seeing most lenders raise rates by 0.25% or more, borrowers’ motivation to remortgage to a more secure deal has reached its highest level since the financial crisis, LMS’ Remortgage Report reveals. Read More...

Children’s spending patterns uncovered

15th February 2018 Have you ever wondered what the teenager in your life is spending their weekly allowance on? Well, the ONS has the answer, with newly released spending data granting us a peek into the spending habits of the UK’s seven to 15-year-olds. Read More...

6 of the best two-year bonds

15th February 2018 Fixed rate bonds are still the best way to secure a guaranteed return on your savings, but given ongoing economic uncertainty, you may be reluctant to tie up your money for too long. A two-year deal could be the perfect compromise. Read More...

Warning as BTL lenders are feeling the squeeze

15th February 2018 With all the regulatory changes that have been affecting the BTL market of late, you might think that rates have just been going up, but Mortgages for Business found that lenders have been taking a lot of the heat to try and remain competitive. Read More...