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:
- Our work on savings is regularly featured by the press, and this week was no exception. For example, our press release on the savings sector being boosted by Islamic banks was picked up in both The Money Pages and Your Money, while our finding that loyalty doesn't pay when it comes to savings accounts was highlighted in pieces by the Mirror and MSN.com, and our data on the number of inflation-beating accounts was featured in the Daily Mail, among others.
- Moneyfacts.co.uk research into credit impaired mortgages – which found that although product availability is falling, rates are dropping just as quickly – was picked up in several publications, including Mortgage Strategy, Mortgage Solutions, Your Money and Financial Reporter. "Credit-impaired mortgages are an essential option to those borrowers who have experienced minor financial issues and were previously excluded from negotiating a new mortgage deal," said Darren Cook, finance expert at Moneyfacts.co.uk.
- Meanwhile, thanks to Martin Lewis highlighting our data, our research into the decline of balance transfer terms was picked up by both the national and regional press, with it reported everywhere from the Mirror and The Sun to the Daily Post, Kent Live, Manchester Evening News and the Liverpool Echo.
- Bespoke work was again high on the list of our press department's priorities, with data and/or quotes appearing in publications including The Times and The Sun. Aside from that, our data is regularly used to inform personal finances pieces across the board, with our figures regularly appearing in the likes of Which?, the Daily Mail and The Times.