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- Too many households with modest means are shouldering too high a debt burden
(24/07 08:42 - New Statesman)
Whether it is this autumn, the New Year or shortly after next May’s election, everyone knows that interest rates are going to start rising sometime relatively soon. Yet despite the endless "guess the...
- Bank of England edges closer to raising interest rates for mortgage holders
(24/07 07:27 - Fair Investment Company)
Some members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee are edging closer to voting for an increase to base rate, according to minutes from its latest meeting. While senior UK economist...
- Governor signals wages key to interest rate rise
(24/07 04:47 - Herald Scotland)
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled that Britain's faltering wage growth is to have an increasingly important bearing on when interest rates will rise. His remarks could dampen speculation about a rate hike by the end of this year, with...
- 2 million mortgage payers 'at risk' from interest rate rise
(24/07 03:55 - ITV.com)
An estimated two million mortgage payers would struggle to cope with a rise in interest rates, a think-tank has warned. The Resolution...
- Be quick to beat rising mortgage rates
(24/07 03:48 - MSN UK)
The Bank of England Base Rate may have sat at 0.5% for over five years, but mortgage interest rates are now rising. So if you want a new mortgage in the next six to eight months, whether for your...
- The mortgage timebomb: An interest rate rise could plunge 2.3m households into financial trouble
(24/07 03:05 - The Independent)
A plan to defuse a "mortgage debt timebomb" when interest rates rise is published today amid warnings that 2.3m households could struggle with their repayments. Homebuyers should be allowed to "trade down" to a shared ownership deal so they can stay in...
- Bank’s mixed messages on rates prompt criticism
(24/07 02:49 - City A.M.)
CITY economists clashed with Mark Carney yesterday, challenging the Bank of England governor’s insistence that “clear guidance” is being provided on when interest rates will finally begin to rise. The latest monetary policy committee (MPC) minutes...
- House lending bounces back after new rules
(24/07 02:33 - City A.M.)
MORTGAGE approvals were on the rise again in June, according to figures released yesterday, following the onset of a new bundle of regulations earlier this year. There were 43,265 mortgages approved for borrowers buying houses last month, according to...
- 'Wake-up call' over interest rates
(24/07 01:49 - MSN UK)
Many people could have problems making mortgage payments as interest rates rise Wake-up calls must be urgently sounded to help people plan how to cope with increased borrowing costs amid the...
- Relief for homeowners as Bank of England put off interest rise
(24/07 01:43 - Daily Express)
Mark Carney seemed to signal a rethink on interest rate policy as he shifted the focus for any rise from employment to pay growth. Latest figures show wage rises running at 0.3 per cent, well below the rate of inflation at 1.9 per cent. Speaking at the...
- Record 80% of older people own a home: Official figures reveal huge gulf between pensioners and those aged 25 to 34
(24/07 00:58 - Mail Online UK)
By Becky Barrow, Business Correspondent Published: 18:54 EST, 23 July 2014 | Updated: 18:56 EST, 23 July 2014 A stark picture of the gulf in home ownership between young and old in Britain emerged yesterday. Nearly half of those hoping to...
- Comment: Slow pay growth could delay rate rise
(24/07 00:55 - The Scotsman)
A NOTABLE factor in Britain’s economic recovery has been that while unemployment has fallen rapidly, wage growth has been muted. Latest figures show wage rises running at 0.3 per cent, a fall in real terms when inflation is at 1.9 per cent. The clear...
- Brokers divided over rising mortgage term dangers
(24/07 00:33 - Money Marketing Online)
| By Brokers are divided over the risks posed by lengthening mortgage terms after Prudential Regulation Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey warned over potential dangers as incomes drop in retirement. Speaking during a Treasury select committee...
- Rate rise could push Britain back into recession says Carney: Fears over effect of household debt
(24/07 00:28 - Mail Online UK)
| Updated: 18:26 EST, 23 July 2014 Household debt is a ‘major risk’ to the economy and could tip Britain back into recession when interest rates rise, the Bank of England’s governor declared yesterday. Mark Carney said that many families are in ‘a...
- Poll shows UK homeowner confidence stalls for first time in 18 months - YouGov
(24/07 00:26 - Reuters UK)
12:05am BST LONDON (Reuters) - One measure of consumer confidence in Britain stalled for the first time since December 2012 this month as fewer people expect house prices to rise, a survey by polling...
- ‘Generation rent’ barred from the property ladder
(24/07 00:23 - thetimes.co.uk)
The number of young homeowners in England has fallen as soaring house prices and high deposits turn Britain into a nation of renters. Highlighting the difficulties that would-be homeowners face getting on to the property ladder, new...
- Mortgage woes set to hit 2.3m households
(24/07 00:18 - Financial Times)
ft.com July 24, 2014 12:08 am By James Pickford and Chris Giles You have viewed your...
- Government urged to act to prevent mortgage defaults
(24/07 00:14 - Guardian.co.uk)
_ The government and finance industry regulators have been urged to adopt a 10-point plan to prevent a surge in mortgage defaults when interest rates begin to rise. The Resolution Foundation warned that as many as 2 million mortgage payers could...
- 'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise
(24/07 00:13 - BBC)
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said. A report by the Resolution Foundation said the UK...
- Interest rate hikes risk a household debt crisis if we don’t act now
(23/07 22:58 - City A.M.)
BEWARE the economist bearing forecasts. The only thing that’s ever certain about economic predictions is that they’ll turn out to be wrong. But this one’s nailed on: interest rates are going to rise. Hardly the riskiest punt – the current emergency base...