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13/11/2018 | In the press
The expertise of the Moneyfacts team is regularly in demand with journalists and media outlets across the financial services and national spectrum. Here’s a quick overview of some of the places we’ve been in the news recently.
13/11/2018 | Savings
For those with £5,000 who would like to earn a decent rate of interest over the next six months while they wait for the base rate (and consequently savings rates) to rise further, we’ve looked at your best options.
12/11/2018 | Mortgages
The upcoming Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report can reveal that the average five-year fixed mortgage rate has risen for the first time in four months, which may alarm homeowners still waiting for their current deal to end.
09/11/2018 | Savings
With many savers keeping their pots in the same low-paying savings account, the proposed basic savings rate could provide a boon to the market. However, more than half (59%) of savers don’t think this measure would go far enough.
08/11/2018 | Savings
Fixed rate bonds are still the best way to secure a guaranteed return on your savings, but given ongoing economic uncertainty, you may be reluctant to tie up your money for too long. A two-year deal could be the perfect compromise.
08/11/2018 | Credit cards
Reward credit cards can be a fantastic way to get something back from your everyday spending, giving you the chance to earn points that can be converted into anything from shopping vouchers to hotel stays. Here’s how to make the most of them.
07/11/2018 | Pensions
Yesterday was the first day when both men and women started receiving the State Pension at the age of 65, marking the end of a 25-year process that has seen women’s State Pension age climb up from the age of 60.
07/11/2018 | Pensions
The pension freedoms have given people the chance to spend their pension savings as they see fit. As a result, many have opted for income drawdown, allowing them to regularly withdraw from their pot – and these withdrawals have hit record levels.
06/11/2018 | In the press
The expertise of the Moneyfacts team is regularly in demand with journalists and media outlets across the financial services and national spectrum. Here’s a quick overview of some of the places we’ve been in the news recently.
06/11/2018 | Equity Release
As the equity release market continues to evolve alongside people’s need for extra cash when they approach or are in retirement, it has not been totally immune from the rate rises that the residential mortgage market has witnessed of late.