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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

575 articles written by this author

Opening a bank account in Italy

Learn more about opening a bank account in Italy as a foreigner.

Matthew Boyle 10 November 2021
Opening a bank account in Italy

Opening A Bank Account In France

Learn more about opening a bank account in France as a foreigner.

Matthew Boyle 10 November 2021
Opening A Bank Account In France

Opening a bank account in Singapore

Learn more about opening a bank account in Singapore as a foreigner.

Matthew Boyle 10 November 2021
Opening a bank account in Singapore

Opening a bank account in Dubai

Dubai is a relatively unique city, in that the majority of its population are expatriates.For that reason, the UAE economy is well set up to allow foreign workers to open a bank account.In this guide, you’ll learn about the process of opening a bank account as a foreigner in Dubai, and the limits that you […]

Matthew Boyle 8 November 2021
Opening a bank account in Dubai

Citibank Citigold current account review

If you’re a keen traveller, find out whether the Citibank Citigold account is right for you.

Matthew Boyle 15 September 2021
Citibank Citigold current account review

Bunq business account review

Bunq has a number of different business accounts to compare. Here, we look at them in more detail.

Matthew Boyle 31 August 2021
Bunq business account review

Fire business account review

We look at what the business account from Fire offers and weigh up its pros and cons.

Matthew Boyle 31 August 2021
Fire business account review

Airwallex business account review

We examine how online payments company Airwallex works so that you can decide if it’s right for you.

Matthew Boyle 31 August 2021
Airwallex business account review

Turkish Bank business bank account comparison and review

In this review, you'll discover the main pros and cons of the business current accounts available from Turkish Bank.

Matthew Boyle 14 July 2021
Turkish Bank business bank account comparison and review

Best business bank accounts for 2022

Want to avoid fees or integrate with your bookkeeping software? Here's our pick of the top business current accounts.

Matthew Boyle 9 July 2021
Best business bank accounts for 2022
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