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Family incomes rise and savings grow - but so do debts

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Family incomes rise and savings grow - but so do debts

Families in the UK have seen monthly incomes nudge ahead of inflation as the typical monthly household income hits £2,150, according to the latest Aviva Family Finances Report.

30 May 2012

Skandia launches Adviser Charging conversion process ready for RDR

Savings & Investments

Skandia launches Adviser Charging conversion process ready for RDR

From today, financial advisers can sign their customers up to Adviser Charging via the Skandia Investment Solutions platform.

30 May 2012

Mortgage lending and approvals increase in April

Mortgages

Mortgage lending and approvals increase in April

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders rose 23% in April 2012 compared to the same month last year, according to statistics from BSA.

30 May 2012

Total lending to individuals up by £1.4bn in April

Total lending to individuals up by £1.4bn in April

Total lending to individuals rose by £1.4 billion in April, in line with the previous six-month average, according to statistics from the BoE.

30 May 2012

Average one year bond rate falls

Savings & Investments

Average one year bond rate falls

The average rate for a one year bond has dropped to 2.63%, its lowest point since March 2011, according to statistics from Moneyfacts.co.uk.

30 May 2012

Affordable homes target exceeded

Affordable homes target exceeded

The Scottish Government has exceeded its target to deliver 6,000 affordable homes each year, official statistics confirmed today.

30 May 2012

Loss of income top reason for debt problems

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Loss of income top reason for debt problems

New figures from DEMSA member EuroDebt Financial Services reveal that nearly 1 in 4 of its clients fell into debt as a result of a loss of income.

30 May 2012

Leeds launches shared ownership mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds launches shared ownership mortgage

Leeds Building Society has launched a new shared ownership mortgage product, to help first time buyers onto the housing ladder, at a rate of 5.69% for 2 years.

30 May 2012

Virgin Money reduces mortgage rates

Mortgages

Virgin Money reduces mortgage rates

Virgin Money has reduced the interest rates on a number of its fixed rate mortgage products by up to 0.20%.

29 May 2012

Britons must spend 17 days worth of salary just to pay off debts

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Britons must spend 17 days worth of salary just to pay off debts

Research from Bright Grey's Financial Safety Net report today revealed that after their tax obligations, the average British full-time worker has to work solidly until late July to

29 May 2012

 

1 in 3 stretch the truth to cut insurance bills

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1 in 3 stretch the truth to cut insurance bills

A third of people will consider embellishing their responses when completing an insurance application form in order to keep their premiums down, report Zurich.

29 May 2012

Tables turn as young people take mature approach to saving

Savings & Investments

Tables turn as young people take mature approach to saving

Young adults are overtaking their parents when it comes to making efforts to save, report Paymentshield.

29 May 2012

Thinking ahead

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Thinking ahead

Mark Twain once said, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”

29 May 2012

Tesco Bank cuts rates on personal loans

Tesco Bank cuts rates on personal loans

Tesco Bank has reduced its interest rates on loans between £5,000 and £25,000, giving customers some of the best rates currently available in the market.

29 May 2012

House prices down 0.3%, reveal Land Registry

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House prices down 0.3%, reveal Land Registry

April house prices down 0.3% since March: average house price in England and Wales now £160,417, report Land Registry.

29 May 2012

Spain – not all doom and gloom

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Spain – not all doom and gloom

There’s no doubt that the Spanish property market has had a rough ride over the last few years.

29 May 2012

DISAPPOINTING MAY HALTS 2012 GROWTH TREND IN UK HOUSING MARKET

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DISAPPOINTING MAY HALTS 2012 GROWTH TREND IN UK HOUSING MARKET

After several months of consecutive growth in 2012, the UK housing market took a step backwards during May according to the latest figures from the Agency Express Property Activity

29 May 2012

Planning for our own Anniversary

Planning for our own Anniversary

Well, it’s Friday again, so time for a brief update on what the NACFB has been up to over the past week.

28 May 2012

London market boosts house prices up 0.2%

Mortgages

London market boosts house prices up 0.2%

A 0.6% growth in London house prices saw national house prices increase by 0.2% during May according to today's Hometrack house price index.

28 May 2012

The changing face of the UK Housing Market

Mortgages

The changing face of the UK Housing Market

As we approach the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, new research by Halifax has looked at the key developments in the UK housing market over the past 60 years.

28 May 2012

Towns with most £1m+ homes revealed

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Towns with most £1m+ homes revealed

Virginia Water in Surrey is the UK’s number one property millionaire hotspot, report PrimeLocation com.

28 May 2012

EuroDebt welcomes changes to Pay Day loan practices

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EuroDebt welcomes changes to Pay Day loan practices

EuroDebt Financial Services has welcomed the commitment of the Pay Day loan trade bodies to strengthen their codes of practice to help people with unmanageable debts.

28 May 2012

Barclays reduces fixed rates by up to 0.20 percentage points

Mortgages

Barclays reduces fixed rates by up to 0.20 percentage points

Barclays is lowering the majority of its 2 year fixed rates mortgages by up to 0.20 percentage points, reducing the NewBuy rate and introducing two new deals to the range.

28 May 2012

Smarter use of government balance sheets could solve the infrastructure impasse

Savings & Investments

Smarter use of government balance sheets could solve the infrastructure impasse

As the IMF urges the UK to boost growth through a greater emphasis on infrastructure, the CBI is publishing a new report on how to make infrastructure investment too good an offer

28 May 2012

Standard Life Investments launches Global Emerging Markets OEIC

Savings & Investments

Standard Life Investments launches Global Emerging Markets OEIC

Standard Life Investments announced the launch of a Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund aimed at investors looking to broaden their investment universe and diversify their portfoli

28 May 2012

Complete recruit as business quadruples

Mortgages

Complete recruit as business quadruples

National mortgage distributor and packager Complete FS has seen mortgage and loan applications quadruple in the last 12 months as niche and bespoke lending has become more a viable

25 May 2012

FTBs seize largest share of market in Northern Ireland since 2001

Mortgages

FTBs seize largest share of market in Northern Ireland since 2001

60% of the house purchase loans taken out in Northern Ireland in the first quarter of 2012 were to first-time buyers, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Northern Ireland.

25 May 2012

Tenant demand pushes rental prices up

Tenant demand pushes rental prices up

Rents rose further in the three months to April, as fresh tenant demand continued to exceed new instructions, report RICS.

25 May 2012

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