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UK wage growth accelerates; unemployment stabilises

In the wake of CPI growth slowing to 1% in November, wage growth in the UK has now exceeded inflation for the first time since September 2009.

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Interest rate rise on the cards

Mark Carney, talking to Birmingham Post, had claimed that inflation is likely to drop below 1% over the next few months, not rising again until late 2015. “…for this economy to have balance and inflation to get back to 2% … Continue reading

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Energy UK urges customers to reclaim more than £400m from frozen accounts

Following recent findings, Energy UK (trade association for the energy industry) have launched a campaign to target British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power and SSE in a bid to get the frozen cash back to those from whom … Continue reading

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House price growth weakens whilst Stamp Duty is slashed for ‘98% of people’

House prices rose by 0.4% in November, taking house price growth over the preceding 12 months to 8.2% as consumers continue to display a reluctance to engage in the market.

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Fixed-rates for mortgage plans reach new low

The steady decrease in fixed-rate mortgage prices continues as HSBC announce new mortgage plan with a five-year fixed-rate of 2.48%, edging ever closer to the record lows set by Yorkshire Building Society at 2.44% in August 2013.

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Barclays prepares to launch ‘video call’ banking

Barclays customers are to be the first able to conduct face-to-face video calls with their branch’s advisers from the comfort of their own homes, in the latest consumer-orientated move made by lenders aware of the flourishing digital age the world … Continue reading

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Act now to take advantage of new stamp duty rules

In his Autumn Statement George Osborne announced some welcome news for homebuyers. Revealing a new graduated approach to stamp duty, Osborne has ensured the British public that 98% of homebuyers will be pay less duty on property purchases from today.

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1.5m Customers lose out on up to £110 due to defective meters

Energy UK, trade association for the energy industry, revealed on Wednesday that customers may have wrongly forfeited 25p each time they top-up, and although many customers have been overcharged far less, certain households could have lost out on £110 since … Continue reading

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