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Nationwide launches guide to make homes energy efficient

It has launched a free guide which will help its members save money by making their homes more energy efficient. Packed full of handy hints and information the new guide sets out where to start with energy efficiency and other environmental improvements to the home. It provides illustrations of a range of home improvements depending upon budget and house type.

If every member who owns their own home undertook one single low cost energy efficiency improvement, collectively they would save over £34m. As well as saving members money through energy efficiency measures, the guide also contains top tips on saving water and how to buy greener DIY products.

Stuart Bernau, Nationwide&#39s commercial and treasury director, says: “As we approach the autumn and the nights draw in, now is the time to think about ways of saving energy. Quite often saving energy is easier than you think, for example you could save around £7 a year in lower electricity bills just by changing one light bulb to an energy efficient one. With energy prices expected to rise steeply over the next few months, we hope the guide will help our 11 million members make their home more energy efficient and save money too.”


Universal launches offset deal

An initial rate of 5% and daily interest means this competitive mortgage is a flexible way to save money. This initial rate is discounted by 1.79% from Universal&#39s standard variable rate, which is guaranteed for the first year. This will be followed by a 1% discount from the society&#39s standard variable rate for the life […]

Nationwide payment protection changes

The new premiums, which will come into effect from today, include the following. Twelve months&#39 cover: accident, sickness and unemployment £5.39; unemployment £3.66; accident and sickness £2.79. Twenty-four months&#39 cover: accident, sickness and unemployment £6.47; unemployment £4.54; accident and sickness £3.57. Nationwide&#39s mortgage payment protection insurance can cover consumers&#39 mortgage and other household bills should […]

Networks divided over AR independence

Financial Services Authority rules state that from October 31 one of the conditions for a firm to describe itself as independent is for clients to be offered a purely fee-based payment option. If the client goes for this option, networks say they will lose a valuable source of income as they have to rebate the […]

Mortgage Trust and Mortgage Intelligence launch B2L product

Austin Jelfs, head of sales and marketing at Mortgage Trust, says: “This exceptional deal is the first product targeted towards those investors who prefer not to take advantage of our flexible features. We have recognised that not all of our customers require the flexibility previously common to all Mortgage Trust products and in response have […]


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