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The expertise of the Moneyfacts team is regularly in demand from news outlets and journalists across the national and financial spectrum, with many relying on our up-to-the-minute data and insightful quotes to inform their stories. Here are just a few places we’ve been in the news this week.
Our story on the fall in average 95% loan-to-value mortgage rates, which has benefited first-time buyers, was featured in a number of publications, including Financial Reporter, Mortgage Solutions, What Mortgage, Mortgage Introducer, Your Mortgage and Zoopla. Commenting on the fall in average rates, Darren Cook, one of our financial experts, said: “First-time buyers or those borrowers seeking higher loan-to-values seem to have benefited the most during November, as providers appear to be once again competing for this business by driving interest rates down.”
During the week, our story on the fall in average loan rates was used in The Daily Mail and The Money Pages. Commenting on the story, Rachel Springall, one of our finance experts, said: “It’s encouraging to see that the unsecured personal loans market is still buoyant, with rates falling over the past quarter. This improvement to the loans market could be encouraging for borrowers considering consolidating their debts either now or in the new year.”
As well as this, our news about the Annual Moneyfacts Home Insurance Star Ratings was picked up by Mortgage Introducer this week, while our Pick of the Week was used by Mortgage Introducer and House Ladder. Our mortgage average rates were also used by Mortgage Strategy during the week. Commenting on the average mortgage rate data, Rachel said: “There has not been too much movement with mortgage rates this week, but Santander did cut some two-year fixed deals by 0.05% and also some longer-term ones, one of which is its 10-year fixed mortgage.”
Our financial experts are often in demand, and this week they have been busy providing work for TalkTalk, where we provided a quote on children’s savings apps, as well as quotes for Your Money, Mortgage Strategy, msn, Aol, The Scottish Sun, The Times, The Guardian, The Sun and Yahoo! Finance. In addition to this, we also provided bespoke data for The Daily Mail, as well as data and a quote to The Telegraph.
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