Property repossessions and arrears at a six year low
Low interest rates mean fewer homeowners are struggling to keep up with their mortgage repayments
13 November 2014
Cost of renting a home falls slightly
Private rents in England and Wales fell for the fourth month in a row in February - but by just 0.1%
15 March 2013
Rents slip as more first time buyers get mortgages
Private rents dropped for the third consecutive month in January as increased mortgage availability eased pressure
15 February 2013
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
8 November 2012
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
25 October 2012
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%
19 October 2012
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
18 October 2012
House asking prices rise 3.5%
House sellers hiked asking prices by more than £8,000 in October, says property website Rightmove
15 October 2012
Homeowners hit by Santander mortgage rise
Hundreds of thousands of Santander customers will see their standard variable mortgage rate soar
3 October 2012
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
9 August 2012
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18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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