in the news 11.09.19 |
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Derin Clark

Derin Clark

Online Reporter
Published: 11/09/2019

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 five year fixed mortgage rates was picked up by a number of publications, including Buy Association, Financial Planning Today, Financial Reporter, House Ladder, Mortgage Introducer, Mortgage Solutions, Mortgage Strategy, and What Mortgage. “The cut to five-year fixed mortgage rates will be welcome news to those borrowers who are looking to lock into a slightly longer period and may be unsure which direction interest rates will move next amid the ongoing economic uncertainty,” said Darren Cook, one of our resident financial experts. “What will be certain for these borrowers is that their monthly mortgage repayment will remain unchanged for the next 60 months.”

The Daily Mail used two of our stories this week, one on the increase in longer term fixed rate mortgages available and the second that just 5% of all available residential mortgages were flexible trackers. Meanwhile, Mortgage Strategy used our rate alert this week. In addition to this, The Yorkshire Post and The Irish News used our story on the number of bank accounts available to students: “It is important that students keep in mind that overdrafts are not guaranteed and it’s vital they use any limit sparingly as overdrafts are a loan and will need to be paid back eventually,” said Rachel Springall finance expert at Moneyfacts. Monevator also used our story covering Yorkshire Building Society’s announcement that it too was to start offering 15 year mortgages this week.

Our financial experts are often in demand and this week they have been busy providing bespoke work for Daily Mail, Mortgage Solutions, The Money Pages, Zoopla, Money Expert, and The Guardian. As well as this, we also provided quotes to Mortgage Introducer and Mortgage Strategy.

Elsewhere, our data was used by a number of publications this week, including Instinctif and Money Expert.

Furthermore, our work also appeared in a number of offline publications during the week, including Aberdeen Evening Express, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, The Sunday Post, The Sunday Times, The Times and the Yorkshire Post.


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