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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Blog

Car top tips blog

Confessions of a car salesman: 10 of the most important things to know before buying a new or used car.
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Guides

The ultimate guide to financing a used car

We’ve whittled it down to the 5 most common ways to finance a used car. Learn some of the pros and cons of each today with our ultimate guide to financing a used car.
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The Ultimate Guide to Debt Consolidation

Debt consolidation is a way in which you can combine some or all of your debts into one single monthly payment.
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Be careful something borrowed doesn’t make you blue

With the average cost of getting married on the rise, our research found that married couples typically underestimate the cost of tying the knot. By breaking with tradition, savvy couples are finding ways to cut costs and prioritise their spending.
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Guides

The ultimate guide to financing your wedding

Getting married can be a costly affair when you start to add everything up. Our ultimate guide is the perfect place to find out not just the different types of costs you might be confronted with – but also the different options you could explore to help you pay for the big day.
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Tips

10 ways to prepare financially for Christmas

Whilst the latest tech or even a brand new pair of socks are usually welcome Christmas gifts, debt and financial worries are certainly not. But unfortunately, once the excitement of Christmas is over that’s what some of us could face come January.
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News

Finalists at the British Bank Awards 2020

We’re thrilled to have been recognised for not one, but two awards at the 2020 British Bank Awards. Shawbrook Bank were nominated for Best Personal Loan Provider and Best Specialist Mortgage Provider.
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How much does a new kitchen cost?

Maybe your cooker’s on the blink again or that cupboard door just won’t shut properly. Or perhaps you want to compare the cost of moving house to the cost of a brand new kitchen renovation? Either way, if you think it’s time for the upgrade you’ve always talked about, you’ll probably want to know what costs are likely to be included.
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How much does a new bathroom cost?

Dreaming of a new bathroom for your home? Updating your bathroom can be an expensive job, but whether you’re creating your ideal bathroom or upgrading to increase the value of your home, it can be well worth the time and money you invest in it.
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Guides

What is APR on a loan?

When you’re searching for a personal loan, you may come across some confusing jargon. Whilst a lot of people have heard of loan APRs, they may be unfamiliar with what this actually means.
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The ultimate guide to personal loans

When it comes to personal loans, there’s plenty of jargon to get your head around. Here you’ll find a simple breakdown of the basics of personal loans – from common uses and benefits to the ins-and-outs of APRs and credit checks.
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Tips

Turning your garden into an all year-round oasis

We all know British weather can be a little bit unpredictable, from random sunny days during the Winter to those rainy days in the middle of Summer. So, how do you make the most of your garden and turn your outside space into an oasis, whatever the weather?