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HSBC’S record low 0.99% mortgage offering hints at better prices for Consumers across the UK

One of the UK’s leading lender has launched its most significant offensive in what is fast becoming a fierce price war between Britain’s top banks, with the upshot being cheaper mortgage rates for consumers everywhere.

20 Oct 2014 Read More

Bank of England’s live payment system breaks down – Homebuyers and Lenders left in the lurch

Those overseeing sizeable transactions within the UK were dealt a deadening blow today, as the system used by Britain’s central bank to process and transfer large amounts of money suffered a technical glitch rendering it defunct from around 6am this morning.

20 Oct 2014 Read More

London ripple-effect leads to higher property price growth in the south-east as buyers flee the capital

The ripple effect generated by London‘s exorbitant property market, which led to house-buyers fleeing the capital to its surrounding regions in search of a more cost-effective deal, has driven selling prices in the south-east up by 10%, according to a new report from Rightmove.

20 Oct 2014 Read More

How do you plan the perfect holiday?

A new guide from Sainsbury’s Bank might be the first step. Check it out to find some useful ways to research the cheapest flights and find out how to improve your chances of getting a good deal.

20 Oct 2014 Read More

Switching Scheme somewhat successful – Halifax and Santander biggest current account winners

Over 1.2 million savers have switched their current account provider in the last 12 months, with Halifax and Santander the main beneficiaries of an initiative launched a year ago focussed on making switching more flexible.

16 Oct 2014 Read More

Consumer Confidence in Housing Market falls to record low level, according to Halifax

Consumer confidence in the housing market has plunged to its lowest level in a year, according to a survey from Halifax.

16 Oct 2014 Read More

UK Inflation falls to lowest level for 5 years, according to ONS

Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in 5 years, with the declining cost of fuel and a supermarket price battle thought to be the principal causes.

15 Oct 2014 Read More

Ofgem opens investigations into British Gas, E.On and npower over advanced meter roll-out performance

Ofgem has today launched investigations into British Gas, E.ON and npower over their advanced electricity meter roll-out performance.

14 Oct 2014 Read More

Motor Insurance premiums rise in the third quarter for the first time in over 3 years

Car insurance premiums have increased in cost for the first time in a shade over 3 years, potentially marking the end of a period of cost-effective cover enjoyed by consumers across the UK.

13 Oct 2014 Read More

UK homes generally less expensive now than at the housing market’s peak in 2007 – yet the Capital is costlier than ever

Britain’s homes are generally less pricey now than they were at the housing market’s peak in 2007, with London the exception as affordability within the capital seems to be fast becoming a mythical notion, according to new findings from estate agent Hamptons International.

13 Oct 2014 Read More

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