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Five money chats you must have with your partner

As research from Prudential shows that Brits are a duplicitous lot about money, we ask what you should know about your partner's spending habits.

Life Insurance | 01 Oct 2014
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Housing market growth slows after 16 months of price rises

The housing market cooled in September halting 16 months of growth as prices fell by 0.2 per cent, figures from the Nationwide House Price Index revealed.

Mortgages | 30 Sep 2014
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Clearing interest-only debt most often named reason for equity release

Clearing mortgage debt is the most common reason over 55s have for equity release, lifetime mortgage specialist Stonehaven has found.

Mortgages | 30 Sep 2014
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Thirty-somethings dominate first time buyer market

Almost half of first time buyers in August were aged between 31 and 40 as younger buyers continue to be priced out of the market.

Mortgages | 29 Sep 2014
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Product launches of the week

The latest dual fuel tariff from npower is just one of the financial products to hit the market this week.

Investments | 26 Sep 2014
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Government announces rent to buy scheme

A new government scheme called ‘rent to buy’ aims to help aspiring purchasers save a deposit while they rent.

Mortgages | 26 Sep 2014
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Help to Buy equity loan borrowers pay a quarter less for homes

First-time buyers using the Help to Buy equity loan scheme are paying a quarter less for their new build home, as the average purchase price under the scheme fell for the third month in a row.

Mortgages | 25 Sep 2014
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BLOG: Labour's proposed 'Mansion Tax' is unfair

Taxing property wealth is the bluntest of instruments, says Russell Quirk.

Mortgages | 25 Sep 2014
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Rate rise to throw quarter into financial difficulties

Over a quarter of people with a mortgage say they will be in financial trouble when interest rates rise, according to research.

Mortgages | 25 Sep 2014
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Labour market could drive house prices even higher - Nationwide

House prices will be driven even higher if strong growth in the labour market continues, Nationwide’s senior economist Stefano Silvestrin has warned.

Mortgages | 25 Sep 2014
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Labour’s £1.2bn mansion tax to hit 100,000 homeowners

More than 100,000 owners of valuable homes would have to pay an average of almost £1,000 a month under Labour’s mansion tax plans.

Mortgages | 25 Sep 2014
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Half of homeowners don't know mortgage interest rate

Many mortgage holders are unaware of the current interest rate on their loan and how a rise in the Bank of England Base Rate would affect their monthly payment, a survey from the Principality revealed.

Mortgages | 24 Sep 2014
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Renters face a fight for properties as supply dries up

More than a third of landlords reported more would-be renters than available properties as the supply of residential properties on the private rental market decreases.

Mortgages | 24 Sep 2014
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COMPETITION: Win an iPad Air

Search for a financial adviser and be in with the chance of winning an iPad Air with retina display.

Savings | 24 Sep 2014
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UK flat prices rise by 30% over a decade

Flats in the UK have risen more than 30 per cent in the last ten years from £157,000 in 2004 to an average of £208,000 today, research from Halifax has shown.

Mortgages | 22 Sep 2014

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