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Current Affairs

Savings rates: Is the tide turning?

2 Minutes' reading

A lot has been made of rising consumer debt recently, coupled with record-low levels of household savings. A squeeze on real wages has garnered some of the blame, but the big culprit is surely derisory interest rates

By Michael Todt
3 August 2017
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Current Affairs

Assessing the increase to the state pension age

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Much was made of the announcement last week that a state pension age increase to 68 would be phased in between 2037 and 2039 – seven years earlier than planned. Those affected are taxpayers aged 39 to 47, meaning the policy change will affect between 6-7 million people.

By Michael Todt
26 July 2017
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Lender guides

Lending Works announces new bonus offer for lenders

2 Minutes' reading

It was with great pride that Lending Works collected the Best P2P Platform for Savers award at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards last month.

By Michael Todt
20 July 2017
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Popular

The pension freedoms in review

3 Minutes' reading

George Osborne’s pensions freedom policy of April 2015 was greeted with widespread acclaim.

By Michael Todt
13 July 2017
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Current Affairs

P2P lending hits the £10 billion mark

2 Minutes' reading

Despite launching over 12 years ago, it’s fair to say that peer-to-peer lending isn’t on the radar of all British consumers.

By Michael Todt
5 July 2017
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Borrower guides

The ultimate guide to an energy-efficient home

22 Minutes' reading

Climate change has hit the headlines recently, although not necessarily for the right reasons, as Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement in June.

By Michael Todt
4 July 2017
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Popular

How fintech can make your holiday money go further

2 Minutes' reading

With the school holidays nearly upon us, it’s that time of the year when many can look forward to hopping on a plane, heading abroad to sunny, glorious pastures to recharge the batteries, and enjoying some much-deserved R & R.

By Michael Todt
28 June 2017
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Popular

Lending Works takes glory at Moneywise CS Awards…AGAIN!

1 Minutes' reading

Lending Works’ love affair with the Moneywise Customer Service Awards continued on Thursday evening, as we once again saw off some strong competition to scoop the ‘Best Peer-to-Peer Platform for Savers’ award for 2017

By Michael Todt
23 June 2017
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Current Affairs

The impending boost of a BOE rates increase

2 Minutes' reading

Something is brewing at the Bank of England, and, more specifically, within its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). After seven years of voting unanimously (bar a brief disagreement in 2011) to keep base rates on the floor, the MPC agreed to cut these to a new record low of 0.25 per cent last August.

By Michael Todt
21 June 2017
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Current Affairs

What does the election result mean for the UK economy?

3 Minutes' reading

Although the polls had narrowed significantly in the build-up to Election Day on Thursday 8th June, many were in shock when exit poll results that evening suggested a hung parliament was on the cards.

By Michael Todt
14 June 2017