nigel woollsey

Nigel Woollsey

Online Writer
Published: 12/06/2019

The Moneyfacts Weekly Product News is a round-up of the latest products or rate changes to hit the consumer finance market over the past seven days. The deals are available right now, but may be subject to change.

Savings

RCI Bank UK – Five-year fixed term savings account

Commenting on the deal, Rachel Springall, Finance Expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk, said:

“This week RCI Bank UK has launched a highly appealing five-year fixed rate saving account paying 2.60%, which has taken a place towards the top of its sector. This straightforward bond may well attract savers looking to invest over the longer-term with its attractive rate and it earns an Excellent Moneyfacts product rating as a result.”

Key product details:

  • Rate: 2.60% gross/2.60% AER, payable on its anniversary, 2.57% monthly
  • Minimum opening amount: £1,000
  • Maximum investment amount: £1 million
  • Access: Not permitted
  • Further additions: Permitted within 30 days of account opening
  • Opening account: Online
  • Managing account: Online
  • Other information: Minimum applicant age 18

Mortgages

Coventry Building Society – Two-year fixed mortgage, 75% loan-to-value

Commenting on the deal, Rachel Springall, Finance Expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk, said:

“Borrowers with a 25% deposit/equity searching for competitive mortgage package will be delighted by this deal from Coventry Building Society. Not only has the rate been cut by 0.20% to stand at 1.59% this week enhancing its overall appeal, but the deal also includes an incentive package of free valuation for all borrowers, and for remortgage customers legal fees are free too. As a result, this deal earns an Outstanding Moneyfacts product rating.”

Key product details:

  • Rate: 1.59% fixed to 30.9.21 
  • Product fee: £999, can be added to mortgage advance
  • Maximum loan to value: 75%
  • Available to: All borrower types
  • Incentives: Free valuation for all, remortgage customers get free legal fees
  • Flexible features: Allows overpayments
  • Lending area: Great Britain 

Yorkshire Building Society – Two-year fixed mortgage, 65% loan-to-value

Commenting on the deal, Rachel Springall, Finance Expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk, said:

“This week Yorkshire Building Society has increased the rate on its two-year fixed mortgage by 0.03%, to stand at 1.69%. Despite the rise, the deal continues to carry an incentive of free valuation and charges a reasonable product fee of £495, making it an attractive choice for any borrower looking to save on the upfront cost of their mortgage. This deal earns an Excellent Moneyfacts product rating as a result.”

Key product details:

  • Rate: 1.69% fixed to 30.9.21 
  • Product fee: £495, can be added to mortgage advance
  • Maximum loan to value: 65%
  • Available to: All borrower types
  • Incentives: Free valuation for all
  • Flexible features: Allows overpayments, underpayments and payment holidays
  • Lending area: Great Britain

Credit Cards

Sainsbury’s Bank – Purchase credit card

Commenting on the deal, Rachel Springall, Finance Expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk, said:

“This week, Sainsbury’s Bank has taken one month off its 0% introductory purchase offer to 26 months. Despite the cut, the card remains as one of most competitive interest-free purchase offers in its sector, and is therefore still a great choice for shoppers thanks to its lengthy 0% interest-free term and Nectar points reward scheme. This deal earns an Outstanding Moneyfacts product rating as a result.”

Key product details:

  • Introductory rate for purchases: 0% for 26 months
  • Introductory rate for balance transfers: 0% for three months
  • Standard Interest rate for purchase: 20.9% APR 
  • Balance transfer fee: 3% or minimum £3
  • Card fee: N/A
  • Opening account: Online and by phone
  • Managing account: Online, by phone and by post

Other information: Minimum age 18, Nectar card points scheme

Disclaimer

Information is correct as of the date of publication (shown at the top of this article). Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.

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