Virgin has launched the Slyce Card, which enables customers to split large purchases over six months without interest

Virgin Money is launching its Buy Now, Pay Later credit card targeting Generation Z borrowers, which will allow them to spread the cost of purchases over up to six months interest-free. The Challenge Bank’s Slyce card will allow customers to split payments over up to 12 months, with no interest charged on the three- and … Read more

If you have life insurance, you’re less likely to get income protection — but do you need both?

Most of us will take out some form of protection insurance at some point in our lives, to ensure the family’s finances are secured if the breadwinner becomes too ill to work – or worse. But new research reveals that those who take out life insurance are less likely to get different types of coverage … Read more

High Interest Rate Mortgage Calculator: How Much Will It Cost You?

The Bank of England raises interest rates and this drives up mortgage rates, and our calculator lets you see what that might cost you. You can see how much more you’ll pay on your mortgage if the lender changes the rate you’re paying (or how much you’ll save if rates drop). The calculator allows you … Read more

Launch of the American Express Platinum Credit Card with the largest sign-up bonus ever

American Express is offering its largest sign-up bonus ever on its new Platinum Credit Card. New customers who sign up for the Platinum Card by 25 October and spend £6,000 in the first six months will receive a whopping 60,000 Membership Rewards points. They will also receive a £200 credit for online spending at American … Read more

I’m about to have a baby and I’m turning 50 – should I get life insurance now before it gets too expensive?

My wife and I are considering getting life insurance as we are trying for our first child. At 49, I’m 15 years older than my wife, and I’ve heard that life insurance starts to get much more expensive once you reach 50. Is this true and is it better for me to start a policy … Read more

There are a million first time buyers who are delaying home purchases due to mortgage rates and the cost of living

A new study by Aviva finds that a cost-of-living crisis has forced more than a million optimistic first-time buyers under the age of 45 to put their plans on hold. One in five of those surveyed said the cost of living crisis and inflation make buying a home unaffordable. The survey, which focused on those … Read more

How to sort your student loan if you applied to the university through the Clearinghouse

Hundreds of thousands of students are getting their A Level results today, and those who have the necessary scores will be eagerly awaiting their acceptance letters for their chosen undergraduate courses. But for those who are not getting the results they were hoping for, don’t panic. Over 47,000 students were accepted onto a university course … Read more

How could an investment linked insurance policy worth £18,000 be worth 60p?

More than half a million people are trapped in life insurance that may force them to choose between unsustainable premium increases or devastating drops in money payments. Controversial investment-related insurance policies were popular decades ago, but have since been abandoned by clients and companies after an explosion of complaints. Because the policies are tied to … Read more

The average five-year fixed mortgage rate fell below 6% for the first time since September

The average five-year fixed mortgage rate fell below 6% for the first time in nearly two months as lenders slashed their rates from an October peak. The five-year average fixed interest rate is now 5.95%, down from 6.32% on November 1. The two-year steady average is 6.13%, down from 6.47% at the start of the … Read more

Iceland Micro Loan Scheme slows down the lender website due to the demand for interest free credit

Earlier in the week, an Iceland supermarket launched an interest-free micro-loan scheme with lender Fair for You, to help customers manage the cost-of-living crisis. Within a day, demand on the scheme was causing delays to the Fair for You website with applications taking an hour to be approved, compared to the site’s usual response time … Read more