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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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How could making mortgage overpayments affect your credit rating?

For many with mortgages, interest rates remaining static lately has been rather helpful. Low interest rates have meant that the mortgage market has been very competitive, and for many on a long-term low tracker rate it’s been quite beneficial.

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‘Welcome news for consumer spending power’ as UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%

Consumers across the UK have seen the inflationary pressures on their wages softened over the past month, with the latest annual disclosure indicating that it fell to just 1.5% in the year to August.

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Smart meters will save customers a max of 3% on their annual energy bill over the next 15 years

The state-backed installation of smart meters will save customers only 2% on the average annual energy bill, valued at £1328, until 2020 with savings expected to rise to 3% by 2030.

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House prices stabilise over August

UK house prices remained stable over August, suggesting the blistering pace at which they were shooting upwards could have eased over recent months, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, Halifax, revealed in today’s freshly published data.

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