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Your mortgage: to fix, or not to fix?

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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
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Current Affairs

What is GDPR, and how will it affect you?

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The issue of personal data, and more specifically data protection, has become a burning one of late - not least in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

By Scott Robertson
17 May 2018
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10 essential holiday cost-cutters

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Basking in the sun this past bank holiday weekend, it felt like summer had finally arrived. It's thus only natural to look ahead to the coming months, and the holidays that lie in store.

By Scott Robertson
10 May 2018
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Current Affairs

UK Q1 slowdown: should we be concerned?

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Only a week ago, markets had priced the likelihood of a Bank of England (BoE) rate increase at 86 per cent. Mortgage providers, somewhat dubiously, even built this into their lending rates, especially the big banks.

By Scott Robertson
3 May 2018
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Current Affairs

Contactless, fintech and the future of payments

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As an economy, we're a collective of buyers and sellers. One thing both parties have in common is that they want the process of making a payment to be as quick, convenient and safe as possible.

By Scott Robertson
27 April 2018
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How will an increase in Bank of England rates affect P2P lending?

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With each passing day, savers are filled with hope that substantial and sustained increases to Bank of England (BoE) rates are on the cards.

By Scott Robertson
18 April 2018
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Lending Works makes it £100 million - and counting!

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This past week, Lending Works cemented its place as one of the UK’s biggest peer-to-peer lending platforms, surpassing the £100 million mark in terms of pounds lent.

By Scott Robertson
12 April 2018
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ISA season: Why the IFISA could be right for you

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There is barely a week to go until the conclusion of the 2017/18 financial year, which means that, as ISA season begins to hot up, time is running out to take advantage of your ISA allowance.

By Scott Robertson
29 March 2018
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Are ISAs on the decline?

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Following their inception at the end of the twentieth century, the popularity of ISAs initially soared. Unlike so many savings and investment products which intertwine with Britain’s fiendishly-complicated tax system, ISAs – and, in particular cash ISAs – presented a simple and straightforward means through which consumers could build their nest eggs.

By Scott Robertson
22 March 2018
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Current Affairs

Energy price caps - how you can do more to save

3 Minutes' reading

The so-called Beast from the East may have subsided, but despite a welcome rise in the mercury, there is one inescapable consequence of the cold winter we've just endured - high energy bills.

By Scott Robertson
8 March 2018