Monthly Archives: September 2012

You know you’re a financial adult when…

According to birthday cards, growing old is inevitable but growing up is optional. In real life, even the most committed Peter Pans eventually find themselves owning a lawnmower, knowing how to bleed a radiator, keeping track of interest rates – … Continue reading

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Pensions could secure mortgages in government plans

Struggling would-be buyers could get a helping hand on to the property ladder from their parents or grandparents, under proposals outlined by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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Retro Rentals

If you’re looking to rent a property it’s likely that many of the houses or apartments you view will have neutral decor specifically chosen to appeal to the masses, but what if you’re looking for something a little more bold?

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3 Bed Village Semi = Britain’s Dream Home

According to new research, Britain’s dream home is a three-bedroom semi-detached property in a village.

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Cost of buying a home now cheaper than renting

With a generation of young would-be buyers dubbed “rentysomethings”, many long-term tenants aged between 25 and 35 can only dream about getting on to the property ladder.

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Increase in consumer spending power

Consumers are finally beginning to claw back more of their wages for discretionary spending, after annual income growth reached its highest level since June 2010 in August.

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Mortgage lending falls by 4% in August

Mortgage lending conditions remained tight in August, despite the launch of the government’s Funding for Lending scheme, designed to offer low-cost finance to banks on the provision that they pass these savings on to customers.

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More Families Set to Rent rather than Buy

A report commissioned by the Resolution Foundation and Shelter has projected that an increasing number of families with children will have little choice but to rent property in the future rather than buy.

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