High Street banks should offer personal micro-loans to stop people falling foul of unscrupulous payday lenders or turning to loan sharks for money, says Citizens Advice.
More and more existing domestic homeowners in ‘prime’ areas of the capital are moving home.
Just 3.25m homeowners aim to move to cheaper property when they stop work, freeing up £186bn to help fund retirement.
The level of mortgage repossessions fell to its lowest since the financial crisis during the last quarter, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
There is a spike in the nation's personal debt level, highlighting the a ‘reversal of an otherwise promising downward trend in unsecured debt' says leading charity.
Consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to research mortgage products, according to Legal & General’s mortgage mood survey.
More than half of the UK population has never received financial advice or cannot recall receiving any, research from the Money Advice Service (MAS) has suggested.
UK consumers are warming to the idea of alternatives to face-to-face financial advice, with 25% claiming they would be willing to receive advice online or over the phone if it saved them money.
Over a third of indebted Brits have reduced their debt levels in the past year, as financial uncertainty carries on being fuelled by concerns over the economic.
Despite rising incomes, Britons are still racking up huge personal debts and not saving enough, according to a new report from Aviva.
Britons are becoming increasingly confident in the outlook for the housing market, according to the latest Halifax housing market confidence tracker.
The Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors has warned homeowners thinking of installing ‘free’ solar panels that doing so may breach their existing mortgage ruloes and put off potential buyers in the future.
The average rate of a five year fixed mortgage has fallen just over 100 basis points from 5.87% in April 2010 to 4.86% in April this year.
The national average asking price for homes topped May 2008 levels in April 2012, figures have shown.
The average mortgage fee has risen by 27% in the last three years, research has shown.
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