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Levelling of London house prices is 'necessary pitstop'

The slowdown of house price growth in prime central London, from 3.1% last quarter to 0.5% in Q3 this year is a 'necessary pitstop' for a sustainable market, said one estate agency firm.

Mortgages | 23 Oct 2014
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Broker verdict: Has Tesco hit rock bottom yet?

Brokers give their verdict on Tesco's interim results.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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The 5 Most Common Reasons Lenders Turn You Down

It is frustrating when you need a loan but cannot seem to get the money you need from anywhere.

Credit Cards & Loans | 23 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

Drug giant Glaxosmithkline (GSK) rose after the pharmaceutical giant said core operating profit fell by just 6% to £1.89bn, compared with the £1.71bn forecast.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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Lloyds expected to cut another 9,000 jobs in digital push

Lloyds is expected to cut a tenth of its entire workforce, amounting to around 9,000 jobs, in a digital push over the next three years.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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Tesco scraps full-year update as chairman prepares to step down

Tesco has scrapped its full-year trading update and its chairman is to step down as it deals with the fallout from the accounting scandal which left a £263m black hole in its balance sheet.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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Landlords warned about risk of tenant cannabis cultivation

Landlords have been warned about an increasing number of rented properties being used to grow and supply illegal drugs.

Removing a Tenant | 22 Oct 2014
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BLOG: How to protect your portfolio against volatile markets

"For more than two years now, stock markets around the world have risen with barely a pause for breath. After such a period the last couple of weeks have come as a shock, but we should not forget that market ups and downs are what we should expect."

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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Equity income investment trusts show strong growth

Research into the performance of UK equity income-focused investment trusts shows that annual income has grown by an average of 5% per year for more than 20 years, 2% ahead of inflation.

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks opened with small losses on Wednesday as investors paused for breath following a surge the previous session.

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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BLOG: Scaling up: Are funds becoming too large?

As the big continue to get bigger, industry commentators address the issue of whether the rise of super-sized funds is healthy or a hindrance for investors.

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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House of Lords attacks lenders' age discriminating criteria

Mortgage lenders have come under attack by the House of Lords for discriminating against older borrowers by placing age restrictions on their homeloans.

Mortgages | 22 Oct 2014
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Ten greatest financial fears

As Halloween looms, a survey by Ocean Finance has showed people’s greatest financial fears, with fraud at the top of the list.

ISAs | 22 Oct 2014
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Markets rally as ECB starts bond buying programme

Markets across Europe have rallied this morning following confirmation the European Central Bank (ECB) has started buying covered bonds.

Investments | 21 Oct 2014
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Mortgage complaints rise 11% in Q2 - FOS

Mortgages were the third most complained about financial products in quarter two, from the period July to September, Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) data has shown.

Mortgages | 21 Oct 2014

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