Moneyfacts in the news - 21.03.16

Monday, 21 March 2016

Moneyfacts’ research and expert comments are always in demand, and in the last seven days, we’ve certainly got around. Here’s a quick overview of where we’ve been in the past week:
End of the £150 bribe to get you to switch banks: Halifax, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and First Direct to ditch incentives
Average credit card interest rates hit all-time high of 21.6% APR - but the worst offender charges almost three times more
Interest rate rise 'would force one in five mortgage holders to cut spending'
Sharp rise in mortgage freebies as competition hots up
Better deal on cards for canny borrowers
Sharp rise in mortgage freebies
75% of mortgage deals offer incentives like cashback amid 'rate-cutting frenzy'
75% of mortgage deals offer incentives like cashback amid 'rate-cutting frenzy'
Mortgage deals offer incentives as competition heats up
Weekly Money: the personal finance stories we noticed 14 to 18 March
The benefits of fixed rate savings accounts
‘Outstanding’ rating for lowest-ever ten-year fix at Leeds BS
Equity release deals rise by a third
Moneyfacts Pick of the Week
Interest-only time bomb is ticking: Defuse mortgage worries with an equity release plan
Interest rate rise 'would force one in five mortgage holders to cut spending'
Interest rate rise 'would force one in five mortgage holders to cut spending'
75% of mortgage deals offer incentives like cashback amid 'rate-cutting frenzy'
Three-quarters of mortgage deals now offer sweeteners
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