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Interest rates could be retained at historic low for a while yet, says a Bank of England Governor

 

Question MarkInterest rates might be retained at their historic low of 0.5% for far longer than first expected, the Bank of England’s deputy governor has identified, in what will be welcome remarks to those suffering from the inflationary pressures of stagnant wage growth in the UK at present. Continue reading

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Mastercard unveils pioneering biometric bank card using thumbprint technology as identification

 

thumb-printMastercard has unveiled its pioneering biometric bank card enabling consumers to carry out transactions in shops across the UK using their thumbprint as identification.
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Property Spotlight: Trick or Treat?

5 formation of flying batsToday when dusk turns to dark, fright night begins and soon the nation’s children, out to spook us in their favourite Halloween costumes, will descend upon our door steps to ask one simple question – Trick or Treat? So we’re beating them to it! Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Buying, Estate Agents, For Sale, Property Market Tags: , , , , , Leave a comment

Bank of England proposals could require a third of new landlords to put down larger deposits

 

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The Bank of England have recently outlined a new proposal to impose stricter lending criteria for buy-to-let investors. If agreed, these extra powers could see new buy-to-let landlords having to put down a 40% deposit in order to secure a mortgage.

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New research reveals winter rituals of a ‘Hiber-nation’

Save money on energyWith three quarters (75%) of Brits spending more time snuggled up at home in the colder months, new research from energy regulator Ofgem reveals Brits’ top winter rituals and shows we are a ‘hiber-nation’. Top of the ‘winter rituals’ list is swapping to thicker duvets (47%), moving from summer to winter wardrobes (46%) and storing garden furniture (38%).

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Mortgage approvals fall month-on-month; a clear sign the housing market is slowing down

MortgageThe number of mortgage approvals made by lenders for September fell 10% on the previous year, representing a 14 month low in mortgage lending activity in a clear indication that the housing market is undergoing its greatest slowdown in recent times.
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Autumn in Alderley Edge

With the sun setting on Summer, its time to take on the dark, chilly mornings and crisp cold evenings. The leaves have turned golden and will soon fall. This week we are looking at properties in the Autumnal village of Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Estate Agents, For Sale, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , Leave a comment

Are you brave enough to live in the UK’s most haunted village?

 

pumpkinSpooky season is upon us, and in honour of Halloween 2014 we are taking a look at the UK’s most haunted location.

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