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Mortgage repossessions fall to lowest level since 2007

Mortgage repossessions fell to their lowest level since 2007 last year, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Mortgages | 13 Feb 2014
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Banks should offer alternative to payday loans, says charity

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.

Current Accounts | 26 Apr 2013
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Activity hots up among London homeowners

More and more existing domestic homeowners in ‘prime’ areas of the capital are moving home.

Mortgages | 31 Jan 2013
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Only 13% plan to downsize property

Just 3.25m homeowners aim to move to cheaper property when they stop work, freeing up £186bn to help fund retirement.

Mortgages | 26 Nov 2012
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Repossessions fall to lowest level since crash

The level of mortgage repossessions fell to its lowest since the financial crisis during the last quarter, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Debt Advice | 08 Nov 2012
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Significant spike in personal debt levels

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.

Savings | 01 Nov 2012
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Internet is consumers’ first port of call for mortgage advice

Consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to research mortgage products, according to Legal & General’s mortgage mood survey.

Buying Process | 23 Oct 2012
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52% of adults take no financial advice

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.

Savings | 11 Sep 2012
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Brits embrace remote advice

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.

Debt Advice | 29 Aug 2012
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Brits shorten debt sentence, but still trapped by financial worries

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.

Savings | 16 Jul 2012
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Incomes rise, but debts increase and savings fall for over-55s

Despite rising incomes, Britons are still racking up huge personal debts and not saving enough, according to a new report from Aviva.

Retirement | 11 Jul 2012
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Housing market optimism on the up

Britons are becoming increasingly confident in the outlook for the housing market, according to the latest Halifax housing market confidence tracker.

Buying Process | 01 Jun 2012
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Solar panels could impair mortgage arrangements

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.

Mortgage Basics | 01 Jun 2012
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Longer-term fixes drop 1% over two years

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.

Mortgage Basics | 01 Jun 2012
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UK property asking prices hit record levels

The national average asking price for homes topped May 2008 levels in April 2012, figures have shown.

Buying Process | 01 Jun 2012

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