News & Guides

From debunking financial jargon to home improvement hacks and wedding saving ideas, we have a range of content to support you. You’ll find a number of useful guides to help with planning and budgeting to turn your dreams into a reality.

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Different types of loans

Want to know about the different types of loans? We explain the types of unsecured personal loans we offer and other ways of borrowing in our guide.
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How to save money on car insurance

Looking for cheaper car insurance? Read our guide for the 10 best tips on how to save money on your car insurance policy and enjoy savings every year.
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The ultimate guide to credit checks & searches

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about credit checks, including what they’re used for, how to improve your credit score and the difference between a soft and hard credit check.
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8 reasons your credit score has gone down

Has your credit score gone down? It can sometimes come as a shock. We’ve listed 8 reasons as to why you may have seen a drop in your rating.

Being turned down for a loan, despite having good credit

Refused a loan? Even if you have an excellent credit score, you may be refused credit. Learn why lenders might decline a loan and what you can do next.
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What is debt consolidation?

Debt consolidation is a process that helps you merge existing debts into one loan. This can simplify repayments and make budgeting easier. Learn more here.
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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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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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Things to consider before you tackle your next home improvement project

Considering starting a new home improvement project? We outline 7 key things to think about before you begin renovations in our guide.