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About Get Finance

Welcome to Get Finance UK  – a comprehensive and independent guide to personal finance in the UK.

This site was set up by a group of friends who were dismayed at the lack of clear, jargon free information available about UK personal finance products.

We cover most aspects of personal finance including mortgages, pensions, loans and credit cards and hope you agree that the information we provide is unlike that on most other UK financial websites.


How To Use This Website

Our website is divided into eay to navigate sections to help you get to the information you require. If you are a complete beginner regarding a particular financial product it can be very useful to read through an entire section in its intended order.

Alternatively if you just require information about a particular topic you can navigate to that page using the menu on the left or use the search function.

If you can't find the information you are looking for feel free to post a question in our forums where one of our other users may have the answers you need.


To get going you can check out some of our most popular pages below

What is a pension and Why do I need it?
Pensions & Annuities - Pension Basics

A pension is just a way of saving money to significantly improve your chances of enjoying a stress-free retirement.

It is typically viewed as the best type of retirement plan for most people. Unless you are fortunate enough to be really wealthy, it is extremely important to save appropriately for your latter years, particularly as the state pension scheme usually isn’t enough to support your lifestyle.

Annuity Rates And The 2009 ‘Great Recession’
Pensions & Annuities - Annuities

The 2009 economic downturn in the UK was particularly bad news for would-be retirees and pensioners.

How much can I borrow for a mortgage?
Mortgages - Choosing a mortgage

The amount you will be able to borrow from a mortgage-lender is dependent on three things – how much you earn, how much the property you want to borrow against is worth and how much the mortgage lender thinks you can afford.

Pension Calculator
Pensions & Annuities - Pension Tools

Pension Calculator

This tool can help you find out how much you should be saving each month to acheive the lifestyle you want in retirement.


Bank of England Base Rates
Mortgages - Choosing a mortgage

This graph shows the Bank of England Base Rates Since 1970.

It demonstrates the volatility in the base rate in the years preceding 1993 and should perhaps be taken into consideration when choosing whether to opt for a fixed or variable rate mortage.



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