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Mortgages: Short-Term Or Long-Term

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of mortgage products available. The trend towards offering non-traditional mortgage terms doesn’t help when you’re trying to decide which loan is best. Banks and building societies are increasingly offering longer-term mortgages lasting 30 or 40 years alongside the ‘standard’ 25-year term with which many of us […]

Open Banking: What’s In It For You?

Open banking has heralded something of a revolution in the retail banking industry in the UK. It offers protection if you decide to share personal banking information with authorised third parties, and as a bank customer could offer you access to financial tools and resources that make money management easier. The second Payment Services Directive […]

Concorde: Making History 50 Years Ago

On 2nd March 1969, an awestruck crowd watched as Concorde took to the skies above Toulouse on its maiden flight, drowning out their applause with its four Olympus 593 engines. Built to fly in excess of 1,300mph, on that first flight the Anglo-French built Concorde was in the air for just 27 minutes and didn’t […]

TV Licensing Phishing Scam

An ongoing TV Licensing phishing campaign that begun in September 2018 has been identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. There have been over 250 crime reports made in relation to the campaign with cumulative losses in excess of £2 million. Individuals receive a TV Licensing phishing email with links to a convincing-looking website. The […]

Yorkshire’s Young Stars

The Yorkshire Choice Awards reward not only business and community heroes across the county, but also Young Achievers and inspirational young people too. There are 12 youthful achievers nominated from across our region, all of whom have worked tirelessly to achieve personal, sporting or charitable goals.  All our nominees are under sixteen years of age […]

A Sting In The Tail

Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is used by thousands of drivers to finance a car purchase, as it offers flexibility and affordability. PCP is a loan but, unlike a traditional loan, you won’t own the car at the term end (unless you choose to). This has the advantage of lower monthly payments. Determined by the dealer, […]

Don’t Be An April Fool

Connecting an unprotected PC to the internet is rather like stripping naked, covering yourself in honey and throwing yourself into a nest of angry wasps: the question isn’t whether you’re going to get stung, it’s how bad the results are going to be. The internet is full of unpleasantness and some of it is trying […]