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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Secrets of a master builder – 10 ways to make sure your home improvement goes off without a hitch

Shawbrook Bank spoke to DIY expert and 37-year career builder Chris Rice, to learn some tips of the trade and steps people can take to ensure their money is well spent.
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Wedding costs and coronavirus considerations that every bride-to-be should be aware of

Recently engaged or planning your wedding? With so much to plan, it can be easy to forget some things in your budget. Here is a list of things to remember.

Wedding costs every groom-to-be should be aware of

Being aware of wedding costs can help you budget for your big day. Manage your costs effectively and you’ll avoid unexpected surprises.
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The ultimate guide to credit checks & searches

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about credit checks, including what they’re used for, how to improve your credit score and the difference between a soft and hard credit check.
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How to maintain a healthy credit score

Keeping your credit score healthy can be a challenge when you have lots of different commitments. Here’s a few tips to help you keep on the track.
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7 reasons your credit score goes down

Your credit score matters - which is why we’ve listed 7 reasons your credit score goes down. Check them out here.
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How to Get a Car Loan

Considering a car loan for a new or used vehicle? We explain how to get a car loan and outline the difference between secured and unsecured car loans.
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Why is budgeting important?

Unsure about the purpose of a budget? We explain why budgeting matters and the key benefits. Learn all about the importance of budgeting in our guide.
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Shawbrook awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award

We've been awarded Feefo’s Platinum Trusted Service Award for another year running.
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The great financial divide: How will the pandemic impact your finances in 2021?

The start of the new year can be a great time to stop, reflect and consider what we would like to achieve in the months ahead. And after a year like no other, YouGov reported that one in five (19%) of us were setting resolutions for 2021 , with ‘saving money’ high on the list.
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Best money saving challenges to try in 2021

Looking for inspiration to save? We compile some of the best new year money saving challenges. Discover the right challenge for you in our guide.
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New year financial goals & tips to achieve them

Looking to put together some new year money resolutions? We’ve put together our top financial tips that will help you reach your goals.