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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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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Paying off a loan early

Considering paying off a loan early? We explore what this means, including early repayment charges and settlement figures in our early loan repayment guide.
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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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5 questions to ask yourself before borrowing money

Like any financial decision, borrowing money requires careful thought and consideration. Our Consumer Managing Director, Paul Went, shares fives questions you should ask yourself before borrowing.
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Five tips to help manage debt

There are a number of ways you can make your life easier when it comes to managing debt. In this article, Paul Went, Consumer Managing Director at Shawbrook Bank, offers five tips to help out - from simple short-term ideas, to longer-term considerations.
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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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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.