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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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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Coronavirus Weddings - Important Planning Considerations

Planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ve compiled a list of things to consider when planning a wedding that adheres to coronavirus rules.
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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.
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What influences the cost of home renovations?

Considering a home renovation project and want to know if it’s affordable? Read our guide on 6 factors that can influence the cost.
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Wedding costs and coronavirus considerations that every bride-to-be should be aware of

Recently engaged or planning your wedding? With so much to plan, it can be easy to forget some things in your budget. Here is a list of things to remember.

Wedding costs every groom-to-be should be aware of

Being aware of wedding costs can help you budget for your big day. Manage your costs effectively and you’ll avoid unexpected surprises.
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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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How to maintain a healthy credit score

Keeping your credit score healthy can be a challenge when you have lots of different commitments. Here’s a few tips to help you keep on the track.