ModaMortgages announces new head of sales and two BDMs28o November 2023ModaMortgages has announced Scott Phillips as its new head of sales. The specialist buy-to-let (BTL) lender has also hired Becki Fraser-Tucker as a senior business development manager (BDM), while Bec Murray joins as a BDM.
Avoiding the savings loyalty penalty10o October 2023Chetwood Financial, the bank behind savings brand SmartSave, has undertaken research with 2,000 UK adults to see whether consumers are maximising their savings returns. The results were stark. Customers remain loyal to high-street banks even though higher savings interest rates are available elsewhere. Our latest blog looks at this phenomenon, and how you can avoid the savings loyalty penalty.
Things to consider before opening a fixed-term savings account22o August 2023In this blog, we delve deeper into fixed-term savings accounts. We examine the key considerations you should make before putting your savings into a fixed-term account and explore why they’re often a good choice when protecting your hard-earned money in the current economic climate.
Wrexham-based Chetwood Financial named on Wales Fast Growth 50 again22o August 2023Wrexham-based Chetwood Financial has been named on the 2023 Wales Fast Growth 50 list for the second year running.
The list celebrates the 50 fastest-growing firms in the Welsh economy, championing high-growth, home-grown businesses that make a significant contribution to jobs and wealth creation.
Sounding the alarm: what to do if you've been defrauded15o August 2023Fraud is on the rise. And the rising cost of living is providing fertile ground for scammers to do their worst - more than half of the population have been a victim of a scam or fraud so far in 2023. But what do you do if it happens to you? Our latest blog tells all.
Tackling Britain’s fraud pandemic: what banks should do to help4o August 2023Fraud is the most commonly experienced crime in the UK - you're twice as likely to be a victim of scamming than any other crime.
While there are things that you can do to protect yourself from fraud and scams, banks and financial services providers also have a duty of care to help prevent you from becoming a victim. Our latest blog talks about these responsibilities and the things your providers should be doing as a minimum.
How to save money when you’re struggling to make ends meet5o June 2023Struggling to save money each month? You're not alone. Learn how to save even when finances are tight with our top tips. From paying yourself first to trying a 'no-spend' month, discover creative ways to build your savings. Every little helps!
The importance of dealing with financial stress12o April 2023Maintaining a healthy budget and navigating the many challenges of your finances is difficult at the best of times, but with record inflation and a rampant cost-of-living crisis, avoiding financial stress is more difficult than ever.
Starting Your Debt Management Journey23o March 2023Whether you're struggling with debt or just want to get a better handle on your finances, we're here to help you through the first steps to take control of your finances and begin reducing your debt. Read our guide to learn more about assessing your finances, exploring different debt repayment strategies, and practical tips to help you reach your financial goals.
The Psychology of Debt: Understanding Your Money Mindset21o March 2023This National Debt Awareness Week 2023, we're guiding you through the different money mindsets and how yours could impact your financial habits and attitudes towards debt. We’ll help you to identify your own money mindset so that you can take control of your financial situation and build a healthier relationship with money.
Tackling savings inequity9o March 2023From systemic issues like the gender pay gap and caregiving responsibilities to a crisis of confidence, we've examined some of the factors restraining women's financial freedom. Don't miss out on how businesses can better support women to build financial resilience and safeguard their futures.
NAW 2023: From Military to Tech10o February 2023National Apprenticeship Week is a time to celebrate the impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. At Chetwood, we’re proud to offer opportunities for individuals like Shane to start a new career path in the technology and banking industry.
Understanding increases to the cost of credit8o February 2023How does inflation and interest rate hikes affect your credit card payments? Read our helpful guide on general repricing and risk-based repricing to understand how these changes can impact your finances and what you can do to manage your finances in this challenging economic climate.
NAW 2023: Celebrating the power of on-the-job learning7o February 2023Join us as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week by meeting Ryan, one of our successful IT apprentices. Read about his journey with Chetwood and how our apprenticeship program has helped him develop valuable skills for life. Click to learn more and explore opportunities at Chetwood.
Banking as a Service in 2023: What does the future hold for BaaS?9o January 2023With the BaaS market predicted to reach $11.34 billion by 2030, and the current market considering traditional banking models as outdated and costly, our experts have pulled together three top trends that businesses looking to leverage BaaS opportunities are exploring.
9 Ways to keep costs low on Christmas gifts10o November 2022The holidays are a great time for families to spend quality time together, but they also come with added expenses. Here are some tips on how to keep costs down this year.
Cost of living crisis pushes consumers to go digital8o November 2022Britons are changing how they interact with their personal finances and the UK’s banks due to the cost-of-living crisis, according to a new independent survey of 2,000 UK adults by Chetwood Financial.
How inflation impacts your savings22o August 2022The cost-of-living crisis poses a serious problem to millions of households all over the UK. With inflation figures currently sitting at 40-year highs and set to increase, we’ve put together a guide to help you understand how inflation impacts your savings and what you can do to minimise some of its effects.
Be Fraud Aware: Remaining vigilant with fraud on the rise8o August 2022Fraud - now the most prevalent crime in the country – has reached epidemic levels in the UK.
With prosecution rare, it’s essential that people are vigilant in spotting and preventing fraud. To help you do that, we've gathered our ten top tips on how to protect yourself from fraud.
BetterBorrow warns of imitation website scam1o August 2022BetterBorrow has issued a warning over a scam website operating under its name.
The borrowing platform, which is powered by the UK digital bank Chetwood Financial, is hosted on BetterBorrow.co.uk. An imitation scam has been launched under the domain BetterBorrow.uk.
Financial IT interview with Chetwood’s Distribution Lead9o June 2021Chetwood’s Distribution Lead, Sophia Sanders, recently spoke to Financial IT about what makes Chetwood a new kind of bank and how our Banking as a Service offering can help any companies whose customers have a financial need.
Watch their conversation back below.
A target market should be a target market13o February 2021Chetwood Commercial Director, Julia McColl and Katie Hobson, Future Kings’ Account Director led the discussion on the importance of creating and launching brands with distinct customer segments.
Jessica Rusu talks AI in Financial Services24o November 2020In The Fintech Times' latest webinar, Chetwood’s Chief Data Officer, Jessica Rusu, joined the panel to explore how AI has progressed in the financial services sector.
Chetwood shortlisted for 2020 Engage Awards13o October 2020Chetwood's consumer lending brand, LiveLend, has been named as a finalist in the Best Use of Technology in Customer Engagement category in the 2020 Engage Awards.
FinTech Futures examines Chetwood Financial’s progress14o August 2020Following the news that Chetwood Financial has secured a further £10 million from New York-based hedge fund Elliott, industry magazine FinTech Futures has taken an in-depth look at the digital bank’s ongoing success.
Chetwood Financial responds to COVID-19 pandemic26o March 2020As Chetwood Financial remains open for business during the unprecedented time of the Coronavirus pandemic, their products’ support teams are encouraging customers to get in touch if they’ve been impacted by COVID-19 so that they can help make things more manageable.
Chetwood partners with Amazon Web Services1o June 2019To help realise its vision of disrupting all aspects of the financial services industry, Chetwood Financial has teamed up with Amazon Web Services partner Inawisdom to support its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) needs.
Chetwood launches SmartSave4o April 2019Chetwood Financial is launching its second consumer product to market. SmartSave is a new savings platform that aims to use technology to make customers better off with a fixed term, fixed rate savings account.
Chetwood Financial launch world’s first dynamic loan30o November 2018Chetwood Financial have launched the LiveLend Reward Loan. Designed for everyday people, we’re offering something no provider has before - a loan where the rate can fall when a customer’s credit score improves.
Chetwood Financial Limited is registered in England and Wales, under company number 09964966. Chetwood Financial Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, under registration number 740551. Authorisation can be checked on the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk. We’re also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, under registration ZA218401 and we’re a member of CIFAS, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service. Our offices are at Ellice Way, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham, LL13 7YT.