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HSBC: Quality counts when it comes to buy-to-let

Buy-to-let investors may need to get the paint-brush out, after new research showed that property in immaculate condition can command up to 75% higher rents.

Buy to Let | 02 Sep 2014
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Help to Buy equity loan completions near 30,000

The government's Help to Buy equity loan scheme has helped just under 30,000 households purchase a property since it launched 15 months ago, statistics have shown.

Mortgages | 02 Sep 2014
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Half of mortgage holders don't know their rate, finds survey

As the Bank of England moves closer to raising rates, almost half of UK mortgage holders are unaware of their current mortgage rate, according to new research by Keep Me Posted.

Mortgages | 02 Sep 2014
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INFOGRAPHIC: Wedding costs... in numbers

As wedding season winds down, we look at how Brits count the cost of hosting - and attending - a big day.

Savings | 02 Sep 2014
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How to cope with an unexpected redundancy

Whether it's you or your partner who has lost their job, redundancy can take a toll on your emotional and financial health. Here’s how to take control.

Savings | 02 Sep 2014
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Top tips for getting started on a pension

As new research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals shows that almost half of Brits have no pension provision, we look at how you get started on saving for retirement.

Pensions | 02 Sep 2014
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REVEALED: The most complained-about companies

Prudential has topped the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS) list of most complained about pension firms after consumer gripes against the firm were up 2 per cent on the previous half year.

Investments | 02 Sep 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks were closing in a two-month high on Tuesday morning, rising for the third straight day, as investors took an optimistic approach ahead of the return of US markets after a long weekend.

Investments | 02 Sep 2014
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Almost 50% of Brits have no pension provision

Almost half of British people don't have any kind of pension, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.

Retirement | 02 Sep 2014
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Against the tide: Expert investors underweight record-breaking US

Last week, the US benchmark index, the S&P 500 soared past the 2,000 mark for the first time, surprising those who had expected a reversal of some of the 30% gain seen in 2013.

Investments | 02 Sep 2014
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UK still popular in first month of New Isa

In the first month of the enlarged £15,000 New ISA (NISA) allowance, Tilney Bestinvest said UK All Companies funds were the most popular choice for its clients.

Investments | 01 Sep 2014
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Spending key source of arguments between couples, finds survey.

Money remains a source of tension in many households with 38 per cent of people admitting to falling out with their partner over their spending habits, according to a survey by reward site Quidco.

Savings | 01 Sep 2014
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Redundancy from an investment perspective

Redundancy is not necessarily a disaster. There will be those who walk into another job and can put their redundancy pay to good use, helping to secure their financial future.

Investments | 01 Sep 2014
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Income multiple cap must be lifted, says trade body

First-time buyers will suffer if smaller lenders are not given greater freedom to lend above four-and-a-half times borrowers' income, warned the Building Societies Association (BSA).

Mortgages | 01 Sep 2014
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Results round-up: Companies to watch this week

Hargreaves Lansdown and Ashtead Group are just two of the companies set to update the markets this week.

Investments | 01 Sep 2014

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