News & Guides

Shawbrook Bank is an innovative business, and we’re refining and introducing new products all the time. You’ll find all our latest news here, together with a number of helpful guides to financial matters.

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How long does it take to get a loan approved?

If you applied for a personal loan before, the process may have been confusing. In this guide, we’ll take you through each step of a typical loan application, so you know exactly what to expect when you apply.
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Understanding your credit agreement

Whether you’re considering taking out a loan or already have, it’s important you take the time to understand your credit agreement.
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Paying off a loan early

Considering paying off a loan early? We explore what this means, including early repayment charges and settlement figures in our early loan repayment guide.
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3 home improvements that can add value

The number of people searching the term 'home renovations' online hit a new high, but which improvements are going to add the most value to your home?
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Easy home improvement ideas for DIY beginners

Looking for simple home improvement ideas? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite easy DIY projects that can help you transform your home. Read our guide.
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How to control your spending as lockdown lifts

As lockdown restrictions ease, the temptation to spend could return. Sally Conway, Head of Consumer Communications, shares 5 tips to help keep your positive money saving habits.
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Get your garden ready for a get together

Although DIY has been at the forefront of many lockdown agendas, garden DIY is often overlooked. Sally Conway, Head of Consumer Communications offers 5 tips on how to get your garden ready.
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5 questions to ask yourself before borrowing money

Like any financial decision, borrowing money requires careful thought and consideration. Our Consumer Managing Director, Paul Went, shares fives questions you should ask yourself before borrowing.
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Things to consider before you tackle your next home improvement project

Considering starting a new home improvement project? We outline 7 key things to think about before you begin renovations in our guide.
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What influences the cost of home renovations?

Considering a home renovation project and want to know if it’s affordable? Read our guide on 6 factors that can influence the cost.
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7 tips for freshening up your finances this Spring

There are many ways we can tighten up our spending and improve our finances with just a little bit of time and attention. In this article, Paul Went, Consumer Managing Director at Shawbrook Bank, shares some handy tips to help you freshen up your finances.
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Five tips to help manage debt

There are a number of ways you can make your life easier when it comes to managing debt. In this article, Paul Went, Consumer Managing Director at Shawbrook Bank, offers five tips to help out - from simple short-term ideas, to longer-term considerations.