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Inflation continues to increase in October while food prices drop

Consumer price inflation ratcheted up to 1.3 per cent during October, while the price of food, petrol, and plane tickets fell less than they did in October of last year – according to official figures.

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Net yields rise for buy-to-let landlords as the timescales to find a tenant falls

The cost of agreeing a new tenancy rose 3.7% over the past year with rental growth continuing to be driven by London and the East of England, according to Countrywide Residential Lettings, the UK’s largest lettings agency.

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Energy Minister outlines plans for reform to Renewable Heat Incentive to benefit Social Landlords & Poorer Households

Social Landlords can welcome the news that implementing energy efficiency measures will be made far simpler under proposed changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

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Housing is still much more affordable than 2007 in every region except London

Housing affordability is crucial to the fortunes of the residential housing market – and the wider economy. Yet its measurement isn’t necessarily as easy to grasp as one might think. Hamptons International’s new Ability to Buy Index provides a more … Continue reading

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Scottish & Southern Energy lead the way in the simplification of the energy switching process

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has laid a marker down to its competitors becoming the first supplier out of the so called ‘Big Six’ to offer a faster switching service in what could prove a watershed moment for disenfranchised energy … Continue reading

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Santander to break the mould with launch of lifetime mortgages in 2015

  British borrowers who find themselves unable to afford their repayments from their interest-only mortgages at the point of their expiry will be able to acquire a fresh mortgage deal till they die, as Santander officially unveiled plans to provide … Continue reading

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

  Interest 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 … Continue reading

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Mastercard unveils pioneering biometric bank card using thumbprint technology as identification

  Mastercard 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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