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Number of Prospective House Buyers drops due to threat of rising interest rates and house prices - say Halifax

The number of people seeking to buy homes is swiftly diminishing due to a range of factors including spiralling house prices, exorbitant deposits and the threat of rising interest rates, according to a survey from Halifax.

28 Jul 2014 Read More

Local Authorities calls for 'Tesco Tax' on large Supermarkets for Community Investment – British Retail Consortium slam idea

Local Authorities have called for the Government to sanction plans enabling them to place a levy on supermarket giants.

28 Jul 2014 Read More

Spiralling Rental Costs inhibiting young people from climbing onto Property Ladder

There is growing public clamour for government to tackle the overpriced rental sector, as fresh figures have shown that housing costs for tenants are eating up the majority of their incomes. As such, they are toiling in their efforts to save for homes of their own, giving added weight to fears that rocketing rental prices are “trapping” a large cohort of young people.

25 Jul 2014 Read More

Motor Insurers reduction in Premiums a cheap trick – Stealth Charges seep into Insurance Policies, say Which?

Motor Insurers have recently been lauded by drivers up and down the country for, what was perceived as, a reduction in the cost of premiums, which led to mass savings for households throughout the UK. In actuality, insurance distributors have been sneakily swelling a multitude of motor insurance policy-related costs by up to 200% within the past 3 years, fresh data from consumer group, Which? has shown.

25 Jul 2014 Read More

A third of workers will fall into the higher tax bracket by 2033, according to Office for Budget Responsibility

A third of workers, numbering in excess of ten million, will burst through the 40p threshold by 2033, as the currently higher tax rate is normalised for a significant proportion of society, according to fresh analysis from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

24 Jul 2014 Read More

FCA encouraged to crack down on lenders in the face of Interest Rate Rises – renowned Think Tank releases 10 point plan

The looming interest rate rises must be guarded against, otherwise the indeterminable financial peril the UK could be plunged into could spark a culture of mortgage defaults and excessive borrowing, says influential think-tank.

24 Jul 2014 Read More

Clampdown on Payday Lending continues – Citizens Advice leads the charge

The crackdown on payday lenders intensified today as 'Pounds to Pocket', an online service owned by CashEuroNetUK, was condemned and banned for negligent advertising. In an email distributed to prospective consumers, the shady payday lender urged customers to indulge in an expensive short-term loan to finance their birthday festivities.

23 Jul 2014 Read More

Public getting ripped off for Energy – Big Six criticised

Energy companies have come under the microscope once more, as ministers confess the 'big six' stand to greatly benefit from a deal made in December, regarding green levies, which was mishandled by the government.

23 Jul 2014 Read More

Student Loan position bordering on untenable – Commons Business Committee demands review for the sake of the taxpayer

The Commons Business Committee, comprised of MPs charged with scrutinising university policy, has released a disparaging report on the student loan system, which states it is reaching its 'tipping point'.

22 Jul 2014 Read More

CMA label current accounts offered by banks as too convoluted and pricey – Mass Investigation into banking sector initiated

The Competition & Markets Authority launched, what they promise to be, a comprehensive inspection of the banking sector, with the perceived lack of competition within the industry providing the foundation for investigation.

22 Jul 2014 Read More

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