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Nationwide house prices slow for second month
(30/10 09:08 - thetimes.co.uk)
Fears of a slowdown in the housing market are building, as Nationwide figures show the growth in house prices slowed for the second month running. House prices across the UK grew by 9 per cent in October from the previous year, down...
U.K.’s Fully Nationalized Banks Paid Taxpayer 1.6 Billion Pounds
(30/10 09:00 - Bloomberg)
U.K. Asset Resolution Ltd., which owns Britain’s fully nationalized banks, repaid 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) of government loans in its fiscal half year. Pretax profit, excluding swings in...
Nationwide: House prices rise but so do mortgage rejections
(30/10 08:54 - Telegraph)
UK house prices edge up in October but mortgage approvals plummet House prices across the UK edged up by 0.5pc in October, after a 0.1pc fall in the previous month, but the annual rate of growth continues to slow - according to Nationwide. The lender's...
Momentum in Britain's housing market eases further in October - Nationwide
(30/10 08:51 - Reuters UK)
LONDON (Reuters) - British house price growth eased for a second month in a row on an annual basis in October, adding to evidence that a previously rapid upturn in Britain's housing market is losing...
U.K. Housing Loses Momentum With Price Growth at 9-Month Low
(30/10 08:36 - Bloomberg)
U.K. house price growth slowed to a nine-month low October, adding to evidence that the market for residential property is cooling. Annual price gains dropped to 9 percent from 9.4 percent...
Average house now ?189,000 as prices hit all-time high
(30/10 08:12 - ITV.com)
House prices hit an all-time high this month as the price of the average property reached ?189,333, according to Nationwide Building Society. ...
Housing market 'losing momentum'
(30/10 08:04 - BBC)
House price growth is continuing to show signs of slowing down, according to the UK's second biggest mortgage lender. Nationwide said house price inflation slowed to 9.0% in October on an annual...
UK house prices rise 0.5 per cent in October
(30/10 07:50 - City A.M.)
Are they going up? Slowing their ascent falling? According to Nationwide, the unpredictable UK housing market rose in October, with prices up 0.5 per cent month on month after falling 0.1 per cent in September. The annual figure, a more reliable...
House price rises continue to slow
(30/10 07:49 - BBC)
Nationwide said house price inflation slowed to 9.0% in October on an annual basis, down from 9.4% in...
UK 'bad bank' repays 1.6 billion pounds to government in first half
(30/10 07:44 - Reuters UK)
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 'bad bank', which is running down the loans of two bailed out lenders, said on Thursday it repaid 1.6...
How will you pay off your house? At least one in 10 will use their pension
(30/10 07:42 - Mail Online UK)
One in ten homeowners plan to pay off their mortgage by dipping into their tax-free pension lump sum when they retire, a survey has found. And one in 20 said they would rely on their wider pension fund to get shot of their mortgage. Some 58 per cent...
U.K. Annual House Price Growth Slowed in Oct., Nationwide Says
(30/10 07:42 - Bloomberg)
U.K. house price growth slowed for a second month in October, adding to evidence that the market for residential property is cooling. Annual price gains slowed to 9 percent from 9.4 percent...
UK house prices rise 0.5 percent month-on-month in October - Nationwide
(30/10 07:38 - Reuters UK)
LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose 0.5 percent in October compared with...
Should I increase my share of my shared-ownership flat?
(30/10 07:03 - Guardian.co.uk)
Q I own a share in a shared-ownership flat but since buying it I have moved to a much better paid job. As a result, I have managed to save ?40,000 but I am not sure what is the best way to invest it. The options open to me seem to be to: repay 70% of my...
Strong quarter for Crystal Mortgages as it eyes record year
(30/10 05:46 - Birmingham Post)
Black Country-based Crystal Mortgages says it has enjoyed a strong third quarter and has now issued terms of ?460 million so far this year. It said this had put it on course to surpass last year's record figure of ?479 million for the whole of 2013. ...
Post Office launches high-LTV fixed rates
(30/10 03:24 - Introducer Today)
The Post Office has launched a series of two-year fixed rate mortgages with rates starting from 2.29%. The deals are available at 80%, 85% and 90% LTV, with fee and no-fee options. This is the...
Mortgage approvals hit 16-month low
(30/10 03:24 - Introducer Today)
The number of mortgage approvals for home purchases slipped to a 16-month low in September, in another sign that the housing market is cooling. There were 61,267 mortgage approvals in September,...
Yorkshire BS fined ?4.1m for mortgage failings
(30/10 03:24 - Introducer Today)
The Financial Conduct Authority has fined Yorkshire Building Society ?4,135,600 for failing to deal properly with mortgage customers experiencing payment difficulties. The society's call handlers...
Family inheritance under threat from lifetime mortgages: Experts warn schemes should only be used as a last resort  
(30/10 01:48 - Mail Online UK)
Thousands of desperate homeowners with interest-only mortgages could forfeit their children’s inheritance in a bid to avoid repossession. Every year, half of those reaching the end of their interest-only home loan find they are unable to pay off their...
No need to hit London panic button
(30/10 01:20 - Mortgage Introducer)
The latest sale figures from eMoov found that sold prices are still achieving 99% of asking price. And during January to March eMoov sales figures showed London property prices achieving...
Worst performing areas see 7pc house price drop
(30/10 01:20 - Mortgage Introducer)
And landlords' return on investment is also on the slide with 11 locations recording negative real % yield, which occurs when the value of the property depreciates by more than the annual rent....
Danby Bloch: The mansion tax effect on financial planning
(30/10 01:08 - Money Marketing Online)
30 October 2014 Now we have more details of the Labour party’s proposals for a mansion tax, it probably will not be the horror originally promised – although it could prove tough for some owners of expensive homes.  Advisers need to understand the...
James Moore: Homeowners will benefit from fixed-rate price war
(30/10 01:00 - The Independent)
Outlook Some welcome news for monetary policymakers: it seems a price war is breaking out among lenders. Moneyfacts is reporting that the cost of fixed-rate mortgages is coming down sharply. The move has been sparked by skittish lenders, who currently...
Mortgage drop points to house price slowdown
(30/10 00:50 - City A.M.)
THE HOUSING market has displayed further signs of cooling, with the number of mortgage approvals dropping to a 14-month low in September. The number of approvals for house purchases fell to 61,267 in September from 64,054 in August, according to...
Mutual fined for mistreating its borrowers
(30/10 00:50 - City A.M.)
, 12:43am THE YORKSHIRE Building Society failed to help struggling borrowers when they came to it to discuss their financial problems, the City watchdog said yesterday. It fined the Yorkshire ?4.1m for the mistreatment, which led to higher fees...
Profile: Malcolm Kerr
(30/10 00:48 - Money Marketing Online)
| By As a consultant, sometimes you have to tell clients things they don’t want to hear, observes EY senior adviser Malcolm Kerr. “There are situations where you have to tell people that a deal they think is beautiful is ugly,” he says. “But clients do...
Mortgage for life could head off repayment crisis
(30/10 00:21 - thetimes.co.uk)
Homeowners could be saddled with paying off their mortgage until the day they die under loans being considered by the mainstream banks. They would also forfeit the right to leave their home to their heirs. Tens of...
BoE issues mortgage, M4 money supply,...
(29/10 22:26 - This is Money)
Bank of England figures showed 61,267 approvals for UK house purchases in September, from a downwardly...
MPs urged to prepare for shift among voters towards renting
(29/10 19:55 - The Independent)
Politicians have been urged to take the concerns of tenants more seriously after research indicated that more than 100 MPs – including some in safe Tory seats – will represent renter-dominated constituencies in coming years. By 2021, assuming current...
Global financial system ‘incendiary’ risk to stability, says Bank regulator
(29/10 18:47 - Guardian.co.uk)
The global monetary system has become so deeply interconnected that it poses an “incendiary” threat to stability unless a radical new international approach is taken, the Bank of England’s chief economist has warned. Andy Haldane said the world is not...

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