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Homemovers make way for first-time buyers

20th July 2018 For the first time since 1995, the number of first-time buyers has outstripped the number of homeowners looking to move, with the latter now making up a lesser 49% of the market compared to the dominating 62% seen in 2011. Read More...

Kids’ birthdays costing £415

19th July 2018 Parents are spending an average of £415 celebrating the birthdays of their under-18-year-old children. This means that those with two or more kids could easily spend more than £1,000 per year – a substantial expense if you don’t plan for it. Read More...

6 of the best easy access savings accounts

19th July 2018 Easy-access savings accounts are as simple as they sound – they allow you to access your money whenever you need it, without having to give advance notice, and they also allow you to pay into them at any time. Here are six of the best. Read More...

Highest number of savings rises since December

18th July 2018 With official statistics revealing that inflation once again remained at 2.4% in June, savers will now have 24 fixed rate bonds (on a £10,000 deposit) to choose from that can beat or match it. This is thanks in part to the 142 rate rises in June. Read More...

Business savings rates see improvements

17th July 2018 Compared to a year ago, both the average rates on offer and the top returns found on business savings accounts have improved. This means more choice for businesses looking to make the most of their savings without investing in the stock market. Read More...

Average fixed bond rates reach two-year high

17th July 2018 While many savers may be reluctant to put their savings into a fixed rate account, given ongoing speculation of a base rate rise, they could be missing out on some decent rates. Especially as the average returns are now the best seen since 2016. Read More...

Easy access market sees some sign of recovery

16th July 2018 The average no notice rate now sits at its highest point since August 2016, following two consecutive months of rate rises. So, those looking to keep their savings pot within reach may be able to find higher rates. Read More...

Brits suffering from ‘investophobia’

13th July 2018 53% of Brits say they would never consider investing in stocks and shares, despite the fact that they could be missing out on better returns. Indeed, with most accounts below the inflation rate of 2.4%, savers may well be losing money in real terms. Read More...

More time spent choosing holiday than mortgage

12th July 2018 Given the size and importance of a mortgage, you’d think people would spend considerable time choosing the right one. However, research from Noddle shows that people spend more time searching for a holiday than picking a mortgage. Read More...

Equity release wealth reaches £1.71 billion

12th July 2018 New figures reveal that retired homeowners released an average of £9.5m per day of their equity in the first half of 2018, resulting in a total for the six months of £1.71bn. This is an increase of 37% on the previous year. Read More...


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