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Close to 200k Help to Buy ISA bonuses paid

16th August 2018 Since the Help to Buy ISA was launched in December 2015, 196,007 bonuses have been paid to help buyers take that first step onto the property ladder. With the scheme due to close at the end of next year, now might be the time to get on board. Read More...

6 of the best long-term bonds

16th August 2018 Fixed rate bonds can be one of the best ways to secure a decent return from your money, but if you really want to secure those growth-generating rates, you’ll need to think longer term. Read More...

24% of Brits have no fall-back savings

15th August 2018 Millions of Brits may be heading towards disaster, as many admitted that they would not be able to handle any type of financial shock or loss of income. This kind of pressure could be affecting current mental health, as well as possible futures. Read More...

Savings rate rises slowed ahead of base rate hike

15th August 2018 The latest figures reveal that the number of savings rate rises fell by 36% in July, just before the Bank of England announced its base rate rise. This means that, with CPI at 2.5%, savers have even less hope of beating inflation. Read More...

Moving plans falter after base rate rise

14th August 2018 The number of Brits planning to move home in the next six months fell from 8% to 6% in the 48 hours that followed this month’s Bank of England base rate rise, suggesting many are reconsidering moving in an increasing mortgage rate environment. Read More...

Campaign against pension scams launched

14th August 2018 The FCA and TPR have today launched a joint TV advertising campaign, which aims to raise awareness of pension scams. With victims losing an average of £91,000 each, any intervention that could prevent more people losing money is welcome. Read More...

First-time buyers needing over £33k

13th August 2018 Since 2008, first-time buyers have seen property prices increase by a whopping 21%, according to the latest findings from Halifax. The average price for those looking to buy their first home has gone up from £172,659 to £208,741 as a result. Read More...

Base rate rise factored into fixed mortgages early

13th August 2018 The upcoming Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report shows that fixed mortgage rates were already on the rise even before the Bank of England announced another increase to base rate this month. Read More...

6 of the best short-term bonds

09th August 2018 Looking for a bit of extra security when it comes to your cash, but don't want a long-term commitment? That's where a short-term bond could come in. Read More...

Savers kept waiting for provider increases

09th August 2018 It’s now been one week since the Bank of England decided to increase the base rate of interest. Many savers were hoping it meant their savings rates would increase too, so we’ve had a look to see what providers have done so far. Read More...


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