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Repossessions lowest since credit crunch began

8,200 properties were repossessed between July and September this year, the lowest in a single quarter since 2007

Hope for 'mortgage prisoners' amid lending clampdown

Mortgage holders trapped on expensive deals because lenders are stricter have been given some hope under new rules

Mortgages tumble below 2%... if you've got the deposit

Tesco Bank has today launched a two-year fix at 1.99% while First Direct has launched a five-year fix at 2.99%

Rising rents push more into debt

A record 12,000 tenants who are struggling with rent arrears have contacted a debt advice charity this year

House asking prices rise 3.5%

House sellers hiked asking prices by more than £8,000 in October, says property website Rightmove

Homeowners hit by Santander mortgage rise

Hundreds of thousands of customers will see their standard variable rate soar

Home repossessions fall, but future less rosy

The number of home repossessions has fallen to its lowest level in a year and-a-half despite the toughening economy

Help for struggling mortgage borrowers urged

The Government should give struggling borrowers more help by keeping some temporary benefits in place, say lenders

Interest-only mortgages on critical list as Co-op pulls plug

The squeeze on interest-only mortgages continued as a major lender announced plans to withdraw its range

One million face mortgage rate rise

More than a million home owners will see the cost of their mortgage payments increase from today

Mortgage prisoners need help to escape costly loans, watchdog told

The Financial Services Consumer Panel wants a new rule to allow those who cannot switch to have more freedom

RBS and Natwest demand £50k salary for interest-only mortgages

The pair are the latest in a long line of providers restricting access to interest-only mortgages

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