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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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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5 tips for avoiding Christmas stress

Hoping for a stress-free Christmas? We’ve put together 5 practical tips to avoid holiday stress for this festive season and years to come. Visit our guide.
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Making the most of your money

Our MoneySure campaign is designed to help you take more control of your finances, whatever your current situation. If you’ve already cut your spending, or perhaps want to manage your money better, here are our top five tips for making the most of your money.
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Tips to protect your money from COVID scammers

As we spend more time at home, online safety is more important than ever. The coronavirus pandemic has seen a rise in Covid-19 related scams as scammers use the current situation to try and con people out of their money. We've put together some best practices to help you stay vigilant.
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Getting your finances back on track

Lockdown has been tough and thrown many challenges our way. We’ve put together a few tips that could help you start to tackle your money worries during this uncertain period.
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My income has been reduced permanently and I’m worried I might not be able to meet my loan repayments. What options are available?

Our Consumer Lending Managing Director Paul Went provides guidance on what options are available if your income has been reduced permanently and you are worried you might not be able to meet your loan repayments.
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Will making an overpayment on my car loan affect my credit score?

Our Consumer managing director, Paul Went, answers a key question on making overpayments on outstanding car loans.
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Tips on how to stick to a budget when trying to save money

Looking for easy budgeting tips? Learn about managing money, sticking to a budget and reaching your savings goals in Shawbrook’s actionable guide.
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5 tips for planning a successful DIY home improvement project

Looking for DIY advice? Visit Shawbrook's helpful guide and discover 5 home improvement tips. Learn how to plan home renovation and finish your projects.
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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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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.