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 rates on 95% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages was used by a number of publications this week, including HomeOwners Alliance, What Mortgage , Your Money, Mortgage Introducer, Mortgage Solutions, Financial Reporter, Mortgage Strategy and The Telegraph. In the story, Eleanor Williams, one of our financial experts, said: “As our data shows, the market has picked up since the intervention by the Prudential Regulation Authority last year, with the average 95% LTV two and five year mortgage rates falling by a notable amount. Indeed, the rates available now are much lower than they were two or even five years ago when the average 95% LTV mortgage was priced at over 5% for both sectors – good news for prospective borrowers.”
At the end of January, we announced our latest star ratings, which was mentioned by Finetech Finance. The Moneyfacts Star Ratings are announced annually and are the result of impartially assessing thousands of products across numerous sectors to highlight the ones that offer the best value for consumers.
Our financial experts are often in demand, and this week they have been busy providing bespoke work for HSBC, which was used by Financial Reporter and Mortgage Solutions. As well as this our data was used by many publications this week, including Money Marketing, Mortgage Strategy, The Sun, and Which?. Meanwhile, The Sun quoted our website in one of their stories and The News Today published our response to the Financial Conduct Authority credit card announcement.
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