Category: Finance

Bank of England retains its base rate at 0.5% amid pressure due to the UK’s current period of economic growth

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to retain interest rates at 0.5% for the 66th consecutive month, reflecting its lack of conviction in the durability of the economic growth the UK is currently undergoing.

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September is Property Live Month!

Let’s talk property! Welcome to Property Live, a month packed full of exclusive incentives, schemes and deals, all designed to help you fulfil your property ambitions.

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Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker: Barriers to buying

A recent survey conducted on behalf of the Halifax has revealed that UK residents perceive the inability to raise a big enough deposit as the biggest barrier to buying property.

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The MMR Muddle

If you’re looking to buy a new home it’s likely that you’ve heard about the recent changes to the new mortgage lending criteria which were introduced earlier this year.  But do you understand exactly what the Mortgage Market Review is … Continue reading

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Housing Market cools for the first time this year

Asking values for houses fell for the first time this year, as freshly gathered data shows a potential cooling period in the housing market.

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Middle Aged borrowers struggling to take out mortgages – effect of new lending rules ‘a major challenge’

Middle Aged borrowers struggling to meet Mortgage affordability regulations, newly specified in April’s Mortgage Market Review, mean lenders have re-vamped their requirements for loan approvals. Banks & building societies are now considering a borrower’s post-retirement income before sanctioning a mortgage … Continue reading

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Bank of England governor alerts to danger of potential financial crisis as UK house prices rise to record 10.5%

The Bank of England’s governor, Mark Carney, has reinforced his ominous forecasts concerning the UK housing market, as new data indicated that house prices rose by 10.5% in the 12 months to May.

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UK house prices sharply rise surpassing 2007 peak

UK house prices outstripped their highest valuations of 2007 casting doubts on the supposed cooling of the housing market. Rising for the 14th successive month, house prices grew by 1% in June which in turn stretched the annual rate of … Continue reading

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