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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Lower cost home improvements that still add value

Want to improve your home on a budget? Read our guide on affordable renovations and find out how you can improve your house for less.
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Are loan calculators accurate? Why Shawbrook doesn't use them

Can’t find a Shawbrook Bank loan calculator? That’s because we don’t use them. Find out why loan calculators can be misleading in our guide.
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How to deal with money worries during times of uncertainty

Want to know how to stress less about money? Read our advice on what to do when stressed about money. Find out how to ease money worries in our guide.
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DIY SOS: Why it’s always important to have a back-up plan when embarking on home improvements

Nearly one in three (31%) Brits we surveyed who carried out DIY projects since lockdown began, are facing the prospect of having to call in a professional to help finish the work they have started. We spoke to Chris Rice, a DIY expert and 36-year career builder, to find out what experience he's had of lockdown DIYers needing help.
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5 simple tips that can help tighten the purse strings

Looking for budgeting advice that considers today's challenges? We round up five money saving tips. Stay informed with Shawbrook.
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5 simple ways to teach money management to children

There are many ways you can help to improve children of any age’s understanding of finances, such as counting and encouraging patience with spending. And with schools currently closed for many, now is a good time to add money to the at-home curriculum.
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Six tips to work from home successfully for the long term

The past few months of lockdown life have created extraordinary changes to the way in which many of us go about our daily lives, and work is no different.
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Home and garden DIY ideas to help pass the time

Spending more time at home and want to keep busy? Read our round-up on easy home and garden improvement ideas and be inspired to make a change.
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Is your vehicle still roadworthy?

The lockdown has left millions of cars sitting idle on driveways or in garages for much of the past few months. With the Government starting to ease restrictions, the temptation after weeks at home may be to jump in the car and hit the open road. However, there are a few things you should do first.
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How to protect your finances and stay safe online

Find out how to stay safe online - today and always - in our comprehensive guide. Learn how to shop safely, protect your personal information and much more.
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Wedding dilemmas: deciding what to do about your big day

The outbreak of Covid-19 has created many headaches and potential challenges for people planning on getting married. We spoke to Rianna Elizabeth, a London-based wedding planner, who gives her advice on what to do if you have had to rearrange or want to start planning your wedding.
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DIY season: should I still go ahead with my home improvements?

Spring can be a great time to get stuck into all of those DIY and home maintenance jobs we have been putting off all winter, particularly now, when we’re spending more time in our homes.