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Zopa to launch Innovative Finance Isa while axing ‘safeguard’ fund

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer (P2P) provider Zopa is set to launch its first Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa), it’s announced today, although the retirement of its “safeguard” fund could leave investors more exposed to bad loans.

Bank of Mum and Dad to fund a quarter of properties in 2017

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | News

Parents will lend more than £6.5 billion in 2017 to help their kids get onto the property ladder, putting it on a par with the UK’s ninth largest mortgage lender (Yorkshire Building Society), according to new research by...

Beware: shopping around for a loan could hit your credit score

Friday, 21 April 2017 | News

Consumers could be losing out financially by shopping around for a personal loan product, thanks to “underhand” credit searches conducted by lenders.

Student loan sell off launched: government says “no impact” on borrowers

Monday, 06 February 2017 | News

Graduates with student loans issued by an English local authority that entered repayment between April 2002 and April 2006 may see their loans sold by the government in the next few months.

Struggling with unaffordable payday loans? You may be due a refund

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 | Article

Are you struggling with unaffordable payday loans? If your debts are spiralling out of control, you could be due a refund from lenders who have flouted the rules.

Personal loans drop to record low - but only for Nectar Card holders

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | News

Personal loans have followed the base rate to new record lows, with Sainsbury’s Bank now lending at an unprecedented 3.1%, but only to people with a Nectar Card.

Moneywise's top product pick pages

Thursday, 29 September 2016 | Article

Moneywise's Adam Williams is constantly crunching the latest data to find the best mortgages, savings rates, loans and credit cards for you, whatever your situation. You can find them collected below:

Bank of England governor hints at summer interest rate cut

Friday, 01 July 2016 | News

The Bank of England is likely to cut interest rates over the summer to cushion the blow to the economy from the Brexit vote, its governor, Mark Carney, has indicated.

Short-term loans that won't break the bank

Thursday, 09 June 2016 | Article

In the past decade, much has changed about the way we borrow money. Traditional lenders have become more picky about who they will lend to, and low interest rates have made borrowing much cheaper.

How the credit ratings agencies know your worth

Friday, 04 December 2015 | Article

We all know how important it is to check your credit rating, and that having a decent score will improve your chances of being able to borrow at the best rates.