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General Election 2024: How have the mortgage and savings markets changed since 2010?
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Ella Mower

Senior Content Writer
Published: 18/06/2024

A global pandemic, international conflict and rampant inflation have all taken their toll.

 

As the Conservative Party seeks to extend its 14-year period in Government in the General Election on 4 July 2024, we reflect on how both the mortgage and savings markets have changed since 2010.

 

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Introducing the Moneyfactscompare.co.uk Awards!
As of 2025, the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards will be renamed the Moneyfactscompare.co.uk Awards.
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Bank of England base rate remains at 5.25% - a blow to borrowers?
The latest latest decision comes as average mortgage rates continue to rise steadily.
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UK inflation slows less than anticipated to 3.2% in March
Easing food prices counteract upwards contributions from fuel costs.
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Spring Budget 2024: A British ISA, new bonds from NS&I and further cuts to National Insurance
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his Spring Budget to the House of Commons yesterday. It’s anticipated to be one of the Government’s last fiscal events before a General Election takes place in less than a year’s time. Find out what some of the measures announced mean for your finances.
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Your Personal Savings Allowance explained: Why is it still important in 2024?

20th February 2024

With over 1.4 million people predicted to become higher-rate taxpayers by the end of the financial year, it’s crucial to understand your Personal Savings Allowance.

With over 1.4 million people predicted to become higher-rate taxpayers by the end of the tax year, it’s crucial to understand your Personal Savings Allowance.

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Revealed: Winners of the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards 2024

8th February 2024

Financial professionals from across the industry gathered at the Royal Lancaster London to hear Tim Vine reveal the results.

Financial professionals from across the industry gathered at the Royal Lancaster London to hear Tim Vine reveal the results.

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Chip launches first cash ISA – how does it compare?

5th February 2024

App-based savings provider, Chip, launched its first product into the cash ISA market today, following “a year of rapid growth for the business in 2023”. Its Chip Cash ISA (powered by ClearBank) takes a competitive position on our easy access ISA chart, paying 4.75% AER monthly.

The Chip Cash ISA (powered by ClearBank) pays 4.75% AER.

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Bank of England holds base rate at 5.25% despite rise in inflation

1st February 2024

This marks the fourth consecutive time the base rate has gone unchanged.

This marks the fourth consecutive time the base rate has gone unchanged.

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26th February 2020

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Over half of students reveal money worries impacts their mental health

6th August 2019

A survey of students revealed that four-fifths (79%) worry about money, with 57% saying this worry impacted their mental health

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Barclays halts branch closures as it withdraws cashback service at Post Office

8th October 2019

From January 2020, Barclays customers will no longer be able to withdraw money at Post Office branches

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13th March 2023

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15th June 2017

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2017 ILP Moneyfacts award winners announced

22nd September 2017

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New £20 note enters circulation today

20th February 2020

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13th October 2017

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20th May 2019

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22nd April 2020

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13th February 2017

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New price cap for prepay energy customers

7th February 2017

Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, has set a temporary price cap for prepay energy customers, designed “to protect over four million households least able to benefit from competition” and save those customers around £80 per year.

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