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Category: In the press
Author: Leanne Macardle
Date: 30/01/2019

The expertise of the Moneyfacts team is regularly in demand, with journalists and media outlets from across the financial services and national spectrum relying on our experts for up-to-the-minute information. Here's a quick overview of just some of the places we've been in the news recently:

  • Elsewhere in the mortgage realm, Mortgage Solutions reported on our data that two-year mortgage rates have fallen on a monthly basis, as did Mortgage Strategy, the latter quoting our finance expert Darren Cook: "Competition is driving down prices, with the near same drop week-by-week on the average two-year fix. The trend of LTVs falling across the board is set to continue, as this decline is due to competition… and lenders are repricing rather than introducing new products."
  • This is Money featured a report on landlords and the buy-to-let (BTL) market, using our BTL mortgage rate figures for added context, with a similar story reported in The Times and Landlord News.
  • Turning our attention to savings, The Spectator used our data to inform a piece on the best easy access savings rates, while Your Money, This is Money and The Sun reported on the chart-topping easy access launch from ICICI Bank UK, quoting our finance expert Rachel Springall in the process: "It's fantastic to see more competition in the easy access market, especially as many savers would use this type of account because of its simplicity and flexibility … [and] it's good to see providers improving their range to accommodate demand. It just goes to show that savers need to consider the more unfamiliar brands if they are getting a raw deal with their existing bank."
  • The Sun also highlighted Coventry Building Society's chart-topping fixed ISAs, again using Rachel as an expert resource.
  • Our research on one-year ISA rates rising to a near three-year high caught the attention of AOL and Yahoo, with finance expert Darren Cook quoted extensively throughout the reporting.
  • Ethical banking was the order of the day for This is Money, with Rachel providing some bespoke research and a quote to inform the piece. She also provided some insight for The Sun – this time on credit cards – and was quoted in The Sunday Times in its piece on the increasing need for banking customers to have access to a mobile phone if they want the best deals.
  • Savvy Woman compared the merits of 0% balance transfer credit card and loans, highlighting Moneyfacts as the place to go to find the best deals.

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