News from Skipton International

Men are happier in retirement than women

28th May 2013
A new study by Skipton Building Society in the UK has explored all aspects of retirement and found that for men, the twilight years are amongst the best of their life. Men thoroughly enjoy getting to…

House Prices rise, but turnover falls

22nd May 2013
Jersey's latest House Price index is a mixed bag, with what seems like evidence of a slight recovery in the market with house prices rising for most property types, but the drop in the number of by a…

Housing market firm ahead of busy spring period

7th May 2013
Year on year progress in values maintained Volumes have slipped slightly compared to 12 months ago Average property prices in Guernsey grew by 1.8% over the year to March 2013, according to data by a…

Research shows we're hoping for an inheritance that might not happen

2nd May 2013
The majority of Brits 'expect' to receive inheritance from their parents ? but in reality four in 10 won't get a penny, according to new research from Skipton Building Society, parent company to The…

Fabrice Muamba to unveil Guernsey's 1st public access defibrillator

19th March 2013
The Skipton Swimarathon and Guernsey's Cardiac Action Group today announced that the first public access defibrillator funded from monies raised by the 2012 Skipton Swimarathon will be unveiled by on…

Taking a fixed rate even though they look low?

16th March 2013
Skipton International has noticed a subtle change in the range of offshore savings enquiries amongst those calling its Guernsey offices. Whilst there is still demand for fixed rate accounts, at the a…

Skipton International nominated again for award

12th March 2013
Skipton International is hoping for more awards success in 2013 with the news that it has won a place as a coveted finalist at the 2013 Moneyfacts Awards for the fourth year in a row. The bank has in…

Skipton delivers strong 2012 results

4th March 2013
Skipton International, the Guernsey and Jersey mortgage and offshore savings specialists, has delivered another strong set of results, announcing profits of £5.77 million before tax for 2012. The a…

Local housing market steady, reports Skipton International

21st February 2013
Year on year progress in values maintained Volumes slip during traditionally quiet pre-Christmas period Average property prices in Guernsey grew by 0.9% over the year to December 2012, according to a…

Grandparents a godsend, saving on childcare costs

19th February 2013
Hands-on grandparents save their children a staggering £4,330 in childcare fees every year on the mainland, or just over £110 per week of the school year, Skipton Building Society research has And…

Skipton Swimarathon Appoints First Patron

4th February 2013
Skipton Swimarathon has appointed Roger Allsopp as its first patron in time for the 2013 event, which takes place between 2nd and 6th October. Roger was an inspirational choice as last year's the of…

Fee free mortgages from Skipton International

29th January 2013
Skipton International has started the New Year with a fee free offer on selected mortgages which could save house hunters in Guernsey and Jersey £999. This is sure to come as a welcome helping hand…

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