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Annual house price growth slows in October – Nationwide

House price growth continued to moderate in October, declining to 9% from 9.4% in September, the second consecutive month where annual growth has fallen.

Mortgages | 30 Oct 2014
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Barclays sets aside £500m for forex probe as Q3 profits jump

Barclays has reported a 15 per cent rise in Q3 profit but also set aside £500m for potential fines relating to manipulation of foreign exchange markets.

Investments | 30 Oct 2014
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Annuity rates take a tumble

The average annuity rate has fallen in the third quarter of 2014 by 2.38%, according to the latest Annuity Index from retirement specialist MGM Advantage.

Retirement | 30 Oct 2014
Stock market

FTSE 100: Risers and fallers

London's stock exchange opened more or less flat on Thursday as heavy falls from mining stocks and BT offset gains from Barclays and St James's Place.

Investments | 30 Oct 2014
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Federal Reserve sounds hawkish note after ending QE

The US Federal Reserve has concluded the tapering of its multi-year bond buying programme and begun turning its attention to a future interest rate hike.

Investments | 30 Oct 2014
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Interest rates are not tied to economic growth – L&G

The UK is likely to remain in a low interest rate environment independent of the UK economy and Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as the two are independent, Legal & General has said.

Investments | 30 Oct 2014
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SFO to launch criminal probe into Tesco accounting error

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to launch a criminal inquiry into Tesco after its accounting failure led the firm to overstate profits by £263m.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
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Ten absolute return equity funds which survived the sell-off

The sudden market falls seen in the six weeks to mid-October took many by surprise. Here we identify ten equity funds in the Targeted Absolute Return sector which produced positive performance over the period.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: Risers and fallers

Wednesday's session is expected to see a continuation of the previous day's gains, ahead of the latest policy decision announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), this evening.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
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Broker verdict: Next

Brokers give their verdict on Next's disappointing results.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
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Nationwide reacts to long-term fixing trend with 10-year deal

Nationwide has launched a 10-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.49% available up to 70% loan-to-value (LTV) for a fee of £999.

Mortgages | 29 Oct 2014
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GAM’s Hepworth: Global markets will rally for rest of Q4

Fund manager Charles Hepworth of GAM expects the market falls seen earlier this month to spur an end-of-year rally, making up the losses suffered by equity investors.

Investments | 29 Oct 2014
The Bank of England

No rate rises next year: Managers turn dovish as data disappoints

Leading fund managers have become more cautious about their expectations for interest rate hikes, with many now expecting any movement in base rates to be postponed until at least 2016.

Investments | 28 Oct 2014
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National house prices fell in September – Land Registry

National house prices fell by 0.2% in September, according to the latest Land Registry house price index.

Mortgages | 28 Oct 2014
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Metro Bank cuts five-year fixes to boost mortgage growth

Metro Bank has cut rates across its five-year fixed rate mortgage range starting from 2.84% available up to 60% loan-to-value.

Mortgages | 28 Oct 2014

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