Millions of Brits are now working for themselves, but the freedom of being your own boss could be a roadblock when it comes to securing a mortgage.
Southern homeowners are more worried about an incoming rate rise and its effect on mortgage payments than borrowers in the North East, Wales or Scotland, said a survey.
Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.
In the first half of the year 11,800 people had their homes repossessed in an environment of historically low interest rates, rising employment and increased bank forbearance.
The Bank of England won’t be pressured into hiking the Base Rate quickly because inflation is likely to remain relatively low, according to economist David Miles.
Even a small interest rate rise could put the record number of people choosing to deal with debt via individual voluntary arrangements back in danger, accountants warn.
Separating couples may find that their finances suffer along with their broken hearts, according to a new survey by the Debt Advisory Service.
Debt - everyone seems to be struggling with it – from the government down. A note issued by peer-to-peer lender Zopa estimates that the average Briton has £4,500 of credit card debts, on which they are typically paying an interest rate of 17.9%*.
The Bank of England has raised eyebrows by suggesting that the base rate could rise sooner than expected - but what would this mean for consumers?
Several banks revise their mortgage offerings; Fidelity cuts index tracker prices; Aviva launches new customer app.
Homeowners lodged a record number of mortgage complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service last year.
Mortgage repossessions fell to their lowest level since 2007 last year, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
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.
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