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Housing boom potentially peaks as prices of new houses on the market come to ‘a virtual standstill’, says Rightmove

The recent burgeoning surge in property prices appears to have decelerated across the UK this month according to Rightmove’s newly published House Price Index (HPI). Adding further fuel to the fiery debate surrounding house prices, Rightmove suggest that prices have reached an ‘affordability cap’ across the country, especially in London.

17 Jun 2014 Read More

Ofgem leads radical shake up of Energy switching process

Ofgem is leading radical reforms to put next day switching in place by end 2018 at latest

16 Jun 2014 Read More

Generational watershed in UK history as new legislation launched to improve consumer rights

New legislation has officially come into full force today which has ensured that British and EU consumers are given a greater level of rights and flexibility with their purchases in news that it is being touted as possibly one of the momentous consumer protection law reforms in a generation.

13 Jun 2014 Read More

Interest rate rise "could happen sooner than markets currently expect", says Bank of England

The value of the pound soared to a far year high after the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, sent shockwaves spiralling across the country today with the announcement that the Bank of England could raise interest rates prematurely this year.

13 Jun 2014 Read More

Chancellor Osborne pledges to crackdown on ‘abuses’ and malpractice in Commodity, Finance and Forex markets

Severer punishments and stronger initiatives to tackle malpractice in finance sector will be officially instigated in the near future, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has identified.

12 Jun 2014 Read More

Proposals to cap courtesy car costs and lower insurance premium costs unveiled by Competition and Markets Authority

British Motorists were given a huge boost today as proposals were announced by the industry competition regulator to cap the overpriced charges that insurers levy on customers for courtesy cars.

12 Jun 2014 Read More

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.6% but growth in wages continues to stagnate

The UK unemployment rate continued its staggering downward trajectory in the three months to April this year, with the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics indicating that the nationwide rate has fallen to just 6.6%.

11 Jun 2014 Read More

Tesco launch first current account loaded with incentives as current account revolution continues to grip UK

Tesco have revolutionised their services today with the official launch of their first current account, aimed at addressing the underlying deficiencies within the banking industry by removing all “smoke and mirrors” and “rapacious” bank fees on their new product.

11 Jun 2014 Read More

Keep your eye on the ball (for personal data)

At a time when we live so much of our life online, it’s important to stay vigilant as to where and with whom you share certain types of personal information and data, so that you don’t run the risk of it falling into the hands of unsavoury types who might then use it for fraudulent purposes.

11 Jun 2014 Read More

BCC reveal service sector exports at record high as pressure grows on employers to raise wages

The quantity of exports sales and orders attained by the British service sector reached a record high during the first quarter of 2014, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.

10 Jun 2014 Read More

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