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A guide to how the base rate rise will affect you

4 Minutes' reading

As is usually the case, economists are divided following the Bank of England's decision to hike interest rates by 25 basis points to 0.75 per cent on Thursday.

By Scott Robertson
3 August 2018
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Why the time is right for the Bank of England to hike rates

3 Minutes' reading

As the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) prepares to assemble for next week’s August meeting, many sceptics will be feeling that familiar sense of ‘here we go again’.

By Scott Robertson
24 July 2018
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Are falling house prices actually a bad thing?

3 Minutes' reading

Britons' obsession with home ownership is somewhat unique, and it is fair to say that many of our friends on the Continent are left perplexed by the importance we attribute to making the step up onto the housing ladder.

By Scott Robertson
18 July 2018
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Your pension: how much is enough?

3 Minutes' reading

In personal finance, there are few greater challenges than stashing away enough money to last for the duration of one's retirement.

By Scott Robertson
11 July 2018
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What does the dip in consumer confidence mean for Britain?

3 Minutes' reading

Last week, against the backdrop of news that the economy actually grew by more than previously thought in Q1 (0.2 per cent instead of 0.1), coupled with positive figures for retail and construction, a survey from GfK found that the consumer confidence index sunk by two points to -9 last month.

By Scott Robertson
5 July 2018
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Brexit two years on: The economy, fintech and P2P

3 Minutes' reading

Last week marks two years since the historic EU referendum, which saw the British people stun pollsters and pundits by returning a 52-48 majority in favour of Brexit.

By Scott Robertson
28 June 2018
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Lending Works completes the hat-trick at Moneywise Customer Service Awards

2 Minutes' reading

If you're going to take a shine to an awards event, why not do it at the biggest one of them all?

By Scott Robertson
13 June 2018
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Current Affairs

Is the time right for digital cash?

3 Minutes' reading

Last week's crippling disruption of Visa, and the widespread failure of card payments across Europe, caused quite a stir.

By Scott Robertson
7 June 2018
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Current Affairs

Savings, P2P and a better way to grow your money

3 Minutes' reading

A recent study by Which? (published by Moneywise) has shone a spotlight on the practices of banks and other high-street financial institutions regarding the way savers and borrowers are treated.

By Scott Robertson
31 May 2018
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Your mortgage: to fix, or not to fix?

3 Minutes' reading

Despite a lot of bluster in the months leading up to it, the recent decision by the Bank of England to hold base rates at 0.5 per cent was no surprise given the string of underwhelming economic data that emerged in the days prior to the announcement.

By Scott Robertson
23 May 2018