Get Safe Online week has been taking place between 22 and 26 October, with a roadshow taking in five major British cities – Cardiff, London, Leeds, Edinburgh and Belfast – and with experts including Experian giving tips about how best to stay safe online and how to guard against the threat of identity theft.
Despite the fact that the UK’s economy has pulled out of a double-dip recession, research has indicated that British consumers are still increasingly relying on borrowing to make ends meet.
New research from consumer watchdog which shows that half of the country is worried about mortgage rates and a quarter (26%) are concerned about facing repossession.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published its Mortgage Market Review (MMR), indicating that tight lending conditions may finally ease up for first-time buyers and so-called ‘mortgage prisoners’.
300,000 desperately needed extra homes could be built in the UK every year without an extra penny of Government spending or debt if the dysfunctional way we build homes is radically overhauled according to the findings of a radical new report released by the Future Homes Commission (FHC).
The UK’s faltering economy is set to be buoyed by a rise in consumer spending, with purchasing power expected to return Britain’s GDP to growth in the second half of the year.
An average increase of more than £8,000 in property asking prices this month has revealed ‘evidence of some life in the market’, according to figures from Rightmove.