A&L loan rates cut

22 April 2006
High street bank Alliance and Leicester has cut the interest charges on its unsecured personal loans to under six per cent APR, a market-leading interest rate for a personal loan.

The new 5.9 per cent rate compares favourably with some of the larger banks on the market, with HSBC's typical unsecured loan rate currently at 6.9 per cent and Barclays and Natwest both at 9.9 per cent.

Alliance and Leicester says the new lower rate could save customers over £800 when compared with a loan from one of the higher-charging larger institutions.

"By reducing our personal loan rate we are making borrowing even more affordable," commented Claire Alvey, personal loans manager for Alliance and Leicester.

"[It] could provide people with the perfect opportunity to spring-clean their finances," she added, reinforcing the fact that savings made as a result of the loan could total hundreds of pounds.

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