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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DIY Disasters: Advice for when it goes wrong

Things don't always go as planned. What are the most common DIY mishaps in the UK? Check out our recent research and top tips on how to avoid DIY disasters.
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From accidently smashing ceilings to flying foliage: We reveal some of the nation’s funniest DIY disasters

Looking for DIY ideas? Here’s how not to do it. We surveyed the nation to find the most embarrassing DIY disasters. Here, British comedian Hal Cruttenden reveals some of the funniest entries.
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6 reasons to apply for a personal loan

Considering a personal loan? Here are some of the common reasons why it might be a good idea to apply for a personal loan.
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Do Brits know ASOS from AER and APR?

New research from Shawbrook Bank shows an alarming number of Brits don’t know the meaning of common financial acronyms and terms.
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How to teach your kids about money: An age-by-age guide

To coincide with My Money Week – a national campaign to help educate children on all things money – Sally Conway, Head of Consumer Communications at Shawbrook Bank, has created an age-by-age guide to give parents a helping hand with their lesson plan.
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Personal loan terminology glossary

Find a clear A-Z of concise loan terminology definitions in our glossary. Convert jargon into meaningful explanations right here.
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Used car checklist: How to know if a car is reliable

Wondering what to look for when buying a used car? We’ve put together a list of tips and a used car checklist to help you buy a reliable vehicle.
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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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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.