Archive for the 'Financial Products' Category

Reviews of financial products including current accounts, saving accounts, ISAs, mortgages, insurance, loans & credit cards to help you decide which financial products best suit your needs.

Mistakes to Avoid As a New Investor

Investing is something that many people partake in at some point, usually with the aim of increasing their capital, but sometimes as a new hobby. Starting out as an amateur investor is exciting, but it certainly does not come without its risks, which means every newbie should assess their current financial situation, create an investment […]

Buying Separate Home Contents Insurance

As we live in a flat, there is a common buildings insurance policy, which is arranged by the factor (property manager), we have to buy separate home insurance cover. The premium that we pay for the buildings insurance for a top floor three bedroom flat is already higher than the joint buildings and contents insurance […]

Boiler Insurance: What You Should Know

After buying your new boiler, the next step is to purchase a suitable boiler cover plan. This means in the event of a boiler breakdown; the service provider will have an engineer diagnose the problem and fix it. In addition, if your plan includes a servicing contract, then an engineer will service the boiler on […]

Anyone Else Fed Up of PPI Claims Firms?

I am getting so fed up of being contacted by Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) clsim firms. I’ve had numerous calls on our fixed line at home and on my mobile phone. I had never signed up for PPI as I never thought that I needed it. I always set aside any money spent by paying […]

Renewing My Car Insurance With Direct Line

Last year I took out our car insurance with Direct Line. They offered the lowest price of £234 which included no claims protection, a guaranteed hire car and a zero voluntary excess. I didn’t require breakdown cover as that is included as a benefit of my Nationwide Flex Plus current account. This year, I received […]

Further Cut to Nationwide Flex Plus Account Benefits

The cull of benefits for Nationwide Flex Plus current account holders continues. The recent hike in the monthly fee from to £10 to £13 is to be followed by detrimental changes to the annual worldwide family travel insurance. From 1 January 2019, the insurance will be only offered to customers aged under 70, versus the […]

How Leasing a Van in Your Business Can Save You Money

More and more businesses every year are deciding to lease vans and fleets of vehicles as a way to save money in their business. Here, we are taking you through the main advantages of business van leasing and why we think it is definitely something that you should consider investing in for your business. It […]

How to Save Money on Auto Insurance

When it comes to thinking about auto insurance most people would probably prefer to not think about it at all – like a trip to the dentist or cleaning out that back closet. To make matters worse is the fact that if you want to drive you will need coverage and this often leads people […]

I Can’t Open a New TSB Monthly Saver Online

My TSB Monthly Saver account recently matured. I planned to immediately open a new TSB Monthly Saver online, in order to earn the fixed rate of 2% on the maximum monthly deposits of £250. However, it wasn’t possible to open a new TSB Monthly Saver when logged into TSB. When I clicked on apply for […]

Nationwide Not Increasing the Interest Rate of Loyalty Single Access ISA

I am astounded that in the wake of the recent 0.25% increase in the Bank of England Base Rate, that there will be no increase in the interest rate paid on my Nationwide Single Access Loyalty ISA. The rate will remain at 1.4%. Nationwide is supposed to be a mutual, run for the benefit of […]