Articles by Adam Williams

Santander ditches standard variable rate for new mortgage deals

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 | News

Customers with new Santander mortgages will no longer move to the lender’s standard variable rate (SVR) when their initial mortgage deal ends.

Take your time: How a notice account can boost your savings returns

Monday, 22 January 2018 | Article

If you know you may need access to your savings and don’t want to tie your money up for a year or more in a fixed-rate account, an easy-access account would typically be the best bet.

Zopa increases targeted returns for first time since 2015

Monday, 22 January 2018 | News

Peer-to-peer (P2P) giant Zopa has increased its targeted returns for the first time since 2015, although the platform remains closed to new investors.

Deal of the week: Get your will written for free this January

Friday, 19 January 2018 | News

Get your will written for free this January thanks to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Jargon busting: Do financial firms deliberately confuse customers?

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | Article

Financial providers can leave you baffled by the complex language they use. We look at whether firms play by the rules.

Metro Bank extends current account across the UK

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | News

Metro Bank will now accept online applications for its current account, opening the product up to customers across the UK.

Building societies outperform banks in the savings war

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | News

Savers get a better deal when they deposit their cash with a building society rather than a bank, new research reveals.

Card combining app launches – is it time to ditch your wallet for Curve?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | News

A new financial app and card service called Curve has launched, offering users the chance to replace their entire wallet with a single credit card.

Home moves reach 10-year high despite rising prices

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | News

The number of home moves made during 2017 was higher than any other year since 2007, although high house prices mean transaction levels remain well behind pre-financial crisis figures.

Funny money: 10% of young people think stamp duty pays for stamps

Monday, 15 January 2018 | News

A tenth (10%) of people aged between 18 and 21 mistakenly believe that stamp duty pays for the cost of posting letters, rather than being a tax on house purchases.