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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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A helping hand for Landlords

Landlords who choose to let their property through Countrywide now have exclusive access to a dedicated Landlord portal. 

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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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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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New research reveals winter rituals of a ‘Hiber-nation’

With three quarters (75%) of Brits spending more time snuggled up at home in the colder months, new research from energy regulator Ofgem reveals Brits’ top winter rituals and shows we are a ‘hiber-nation’. Top of the ‘winter rituals’ list … Continue reading

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Mortgage approvals fall month-on-month; a clear sign the housing market is slowing down

The number of mortgage approvals made by lenders for September fell 10% on the previous year, representing a 14 month low in mortgage lending activity in a clear indication that the housing market is undergoing its greatest slowdown in recent … Continue reading

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UK inflation falls to lowest level for 5 years

  Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in 5 years, with the declining cost of fuel and a supermarket price battle thought to be the principal causes.

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