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Interest rates have been held at 0.5% for yet another month, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has announced.
The Help to Buy equity loan scheme may not provide value for money, the spending watchdog has warned.
House prices in the UK have continued to race upwards with the average property worth 7.9% more today than a year ago, the latest figures from Halifax have shown.
Taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group has today made a series of commitments aimed at helping Britain prosper.
The cost of borrowing money has already started to creep up amid mounting speculation of an interest rate rise next year.
Halifax is offering to foot the stamp duty bill for first-time buyers purchasing properties up to £250,000.
Despite promising signs, many first-time buyers are still being shunned by mortgage lenders, writes Alan Cleary.
UK lenders approved the highest number of mortgages in six years last month, figures have revealed.
The average house purchased by a first-time buyer is now more expensive than ever with prices rising £5,000 in the last month alone.
The average deposit needed for a mortgage is continuing to fall thanks in part to the rise of the Help to Buy scheme.
UK house prices rose by 0.6% in February, a 9.4% increase on the same month in 2013, according to Nationwide Building Society.
Government-backed schemes have helped more than 100,000 households onto the property ladder, official figures reveal.
David Cameron has been slammed for helping the country's wealthiest home owners access the government's flood insurance scheme but leaving millions more to "sink or swim" on the open market.
Many homeowners make the mistake of resting on their laurels once they have bought their property, rather than investing to make it better, writes Nick Sanderson.
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