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Matthew Boyle

Matthew Boyle

Publisher

Matthew Boyle is a banking and mortgages publisher at Finder. He has a 7-year history of publishing and has commissioned over 600 guides helping UK consumers and small business owners make better financial decisions.

Matthew holds a BSc in European Business from the University of Hertfordshire and in his spare time loves to walk around Norfolk enjoying the local wildlife.

Expertise

  • Helping first-time buyers apply for a mortgage
  • Comparing bank accounts and highlighting useful features
  • Publishing easy-to-understand guides

Highlights

  • Published over 600 articles on personal finance
  • Featured in leading trade publications and national press including The Times, The Telegraph, The Mirror, The Daily Express and more
  • On the judging panel for Finder’s Banking Innovation Awards

Education

  • BSc (Hons) European Business | University of Hertfordshire

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Industry insights from Matthew Boyle

We asked Matthew to share his expertise by answering a few questions about the mortgage and banking industry in 2021.

What tips can you give to first-time buyers for getting approved for a mortgage?

Preparation is everything. For most people, getting their first mortgage is the biggest financial decision of their lives. Do your research to know any obstacles you may face, learn about what type of mortgage you want, and what fees there are. Mortgage brokers can help by providing specialist advice, for a fee. It’s smart to have a back-up plan, too. First-time buyers often find themselves being declined for a mortgage for their dream property through circumstances that can be hard to foresee. This can be disheartening but unfortunately is sometimes part of the process of getting on the property ladder.

How has the pandemic affected the mortgage industry?

Tighter lending criteria, an economic slowdown and general uncertainty among UK consumers have led to some difficult times for would-be buyers. While Brits have had some help from temporarily reduced rates in stamp duty, and lenders offering mortgage holidays, it’s still tough times for many, and house prices have risen hugely in some areas. I believe it’s far from over - the ramifications of the pandemic on mortgages and home-buying will be felt for a long time yet.

Do you think a cashless society is possible?

This transformation is well underway, speeded hugely by the pandemic. The technology in the industry is being developed at an incredible rate and initiatives like Open Banking allow users to manage nearly all aspects of their bank account and spend their money from their mobile phone. As banks continue to close branches and ATMs across the UK, more people will avoid using cash.

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Latest articles by Matthew Boyle

10 articles written by this author

Starting Your Own Business: A Step-By-Step Guide

From making a business plan to getting funding and insurance coverage - we'll walk you through what you need to know about starting your own business.

Stacie Hurst & Matthew Boyle 19 October 2020
Starting Your Own Business: A Step-By-Step Guide

How to set up a sole proprietorship business in Canada

From registration and financing to bank accounts and business insurance - here's a step-by-step guide to setting up a sole proprietorship.

Stacie Hurst & Matthew Boyle 16 October 2020
How to set up a sole proprietorship business in Canada

Setting up a dog-walking business

This guide presents everything you need to know about starting a dog-walking business in Canada.

Matthew Boyle 16 October 2020
Setting up a dog-walking business

Setting up a window cleaning business

Set up a successful window cleaning business in Canada using our guide.

Matthew Boyle 15 October 2020
Setting up a window cleaning business

Setting up a gardening business

This step-by-step guide reveals what you need to know about launching a gardening business.

Matthew Boyle 15 October 2020
Setting up a gardening business

Setting up a photography business

Setting up a photography business isn't as complicated as it sounds. We'll show you the steps you need to take.

Matthew Boyle 15 October 2020
Setting up a photography business

How to start a cleaning business

We'll show you how to start a cleaning business - from picking a business structure to creating a business plan and marketing your services.

Stacie Hurst & Matthew Boyle 9 October 2020
How to start a cleaning business

How to start a home daycare

From registration and business structures to insurance and marketing - we'll show you how to get your home daycare business up and running.

Stacie Hurst & Matthew Boyle 9 October 2020
How to start a home daycare

Starting a business with no money

Even if you don't have a lot of cash upfront, there are still ways to meet startup business expenses.

Matthew Boyle 8 October 2020
Starting a business with no money

How to increase upload speed in 7 easy steps

With upload speeds usually lagging behind download speeds, read our tips on how to improve your service.

Matthew Boyle 29 April 2020
How to increase upload speed in 7 easy steps
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