Tim Leonard

Tim Leonard

Tim Leonard

Finance Expert

Tim Leonard graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Industrial Economics in 1999, before heading straight into the financial sector working at Virgin Money. After five years gaining front-line insight into the savings, investment and pensions industry, Tim joined Moneyfacts in 2004, initially as a researcher, before quickly becoming the senior writer for the company’s IFA-facing publications, writing across almost all areas of personal finance. While Tim focuses most of his attention on the print side of things, writing across the range of Moneyfacts titles and Treasury Reports, he occasionally shares his wealth of knowledge with the audience of Moneyfacts.co.uk. 

Recent articles by Tim

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Repayment warning as debt hits record high

10th January 2019

Borrowers have been urged to keep an eye on the date their debt repayments are due, after it was revealed missed payments typically rise by 9% in January.

Borrowers have been urged to keep an eye on the date their debt repayments are due, after it was revealed missed payments typically rise by 9% in January.

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Moneyfacts Car Insurance Star Ratings unveiled

9th January 2019

If the turn of the year means your car insurance policy is up for renewal, you should certainly take a look at the latest Moneyfacts Annual Car Insurance Star Ratings that have been announced today.

If the turn of the year means your car insurance policy is up for renewal, you should certainly take a look at the latest Moneyfacts Annual Car Insurance...

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Savers left out of pocket by uncertainty

9th January 2019

Savers left hundreds of pounds out of pocket from years of economic uncertainty have been urged to consider the merits of stocks and shares in the quest for better returns.

Savers left hundreds of pounds out of pocket from years of economic uncertainty have been urged to consider the merits of stocks and shares in the quest for...

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First-time buyer numbers soar

3rd January 2019

More first-time buyers took their first step onto the property ladder in 2018 than in any year for over a decade, new analysis has revealed.

More first-time buyers took their first step onto the property ladder in 2018 than in any year for over a decade, new analysis has revealed.

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Start 2019 financially savvy

3rd January 2019

The start of a new year can often be a difficult time for many consumers, with those who overspent during the festive period often carrying debt into January.

The start of a new year can often be a difficult time for many consumers, with those who overspent during the festive period often carrying debt into January.

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Billions lost in forgotten accounts and pensions

2nd January 2019

Consumers have been urged to search for forgotten savings, investments and pensions after new research from Sanlam UK suggested there could be anywhere between £15bn and £77bn in lost money waiting to be claimed in the UK.

Consumers have been urged to search for forgotten savings, investments and pensions after new research from Sanlam UK suggested there could be anywhere...

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Bonds remain sole inflation-beating hope

19th December 2018

Savers have been warned that there are no cash ISAs that currently offer an inflation-beating rate, despite the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) falling to 2.3% during November.

Savers have been warned that there are no cash ISAs that currently offer an inflation-beating rate, despite the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) falling to 2.3%...

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The price of consumer loyalty put at £4bn

19th December 2018

Loyal consumers, including mortgage borrowers and savers who fail to switch products and providers, are paying a collective loyalty penalty of £4bn a year, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Loyal consumers, including mortgage borrowers and savers who fail to switch products and providers, are paying a collective loyalty penalty of £4bn a year,...

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