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Shoppers face new £132 cap on tap-and-go card payments under new EU rules

Shoppers face new £132 cap on tap-and-go card payments under new EU rules By Money Mail Reporter For The Daily Mail Published: 22:15 BST, 10 July 2018 | Update... read more

Bank of England ‘should be able to freeze house prices for five years’

The Bank of England should be given expansive new powers to halt house price inflation for five years according to the left-wing think tank the Institute for Pu... read more

How do I research an investment trust?

Investment trusts now have to produce standard factsheets giving charges in pounds and pence, and potential performance in favourable and adverse markets. The a... read more

Britons can buy a property bargain in the sunniest spots in the country for less than £250k

Buying a house in one of Britain’s sunniest locations often costs less than the national average house price, new findings reveal. Around a third of locat... read more

House price growth chugs along at the slowest pace for five years

House prices across Britain grew at their slowest pace since March 2013 in the year to June, new figures revealed today. Average prices grew by 1.8 per cent ove... read more

Did developers break laws when they sold leasehold homes with sky-high ground rents?

Developers could face criminal charges after failing to disclose onerous terms in leasehold agreements that see new build homeowners charged thousands of pounds... read more

Can I get a bigger mortgage to repay part of my Help to Buy loan?

I bought my property in November 2015 with a Help to Buy 20 per cent shared equity loan and since then, the value of my home has gone up to £365,000. My curren... read more

Sun-soaked Britons willing to splash out an extra £27,000 to get a home with a garden

Britons are willing to stump up an extra £27,000 the home they are considering buying has a garden, a new survey suggests. In London and the South East of Engl... read more

Banks squeeze loyal borrowers to boost profits

Banks have more than quadrupled the gulf between their best fixed-rate mortgage deals and the standard variable rates they charge long-standing borrowers. Figur... read more

Britons may be able to claim billions more in PPI compensation

Britons may be able to claim billions more in PPI compensation after key court ruling A judge awarded Christopher and Joanne Doran the entire sales commission t... read more

Raffle House extends deadline to win a Brixton property by five months

The raffle to win a property in Brixton has had its deadline extended by several months because insufficient tickets were sold, This is Money can reveal.  The ... read more

More and more home buyers are using a mortgage broker – but is it the right way to go?

Mortgage brokers are seeing a boom as more homebuyers turn to them for help navigating stricter lending rules, figures suggest. However, the same figures show t... read more

Follow our six-step home loan health check for savings and it could cut your bills by over £3,000

Although there is no certainty that a rise in Base Rate will come before the summer is out, there is little doubt that mortgage rates will not get any lower.  ... read more

Online property firm Emoov bids for ailing Countrywide

Online property firm Emoov bids for ailing Countrywide, as its value plunges from £1bn to less than £90m Countrywide, led by chairman Peter Long, has not resp... read more

London property price growth falls to nine-year low as Edinburgh and Manchester surge ahead 

Property prices in London increased at the slowest rate for nine years in the last year, new figures reveal. With price rises grinding to a halt in the capital,... read more

Pensioners struggle to downsize due to retirement homes shortage

Retired homeowners over the age of 65 are struggling to find suitable houses to downsize to in retirement, a study has found. Research from equity release advis... read more

Nationwide house prices rise at slowest pace for five years

House price inflation has fallen to its lowest level in five years, but buyers will still find that the average home costs almost £10,500 more than a year ago.... read more

Man loses savings on a luxury Manchester flat that is never built

After spending four years living in a soulless apartment in a converted hotel in Abu Dhabi, Gabriel Ward was itching to return to the UK. The primary school tea... read more

Online estate agent Purplebricks ordered to come clean about fees buried in small print

By Money Mail Reporter For The Daily Mail Published: 22:47 BST, 26 June 2018 | Updated: 22:47 BST, 26 June 2018 Purplebricks has come under fire over hidden fee... read more

Single first-time buyers need over a decade to raise a deposit – and Londoners could take 17 years

A single first-time buyer who started saving up for a deposit earlier this year will not be able to buy a home until 2028 in certain parts of England and Wales.... read more

Renters will pay an average MILLION pounds more than homeowners over the course of a lifetime

Renting for an entire lifetime will cost you over a million pounds more than purchasing your own home – and high rents are keeping many priced off the pro... read more

Mental health and physical illness causing financial spiral for thousands, warns debt charity

One in five people struggling with debts are already under strain from mental health problems, serious illness or a significant life event – such as berea... read more

Asking prices hit record high driven by lack of houses for sale in North

The average asking price for properties hit a record high for the third straight month, according to the latest Rightmove report. The Rightmove House Price Inde... read more

The key to unlocking cash from your home revealed 

Dwindling pension pots mean the number of retirees tapping their properties for income is expected to rise by nearly 50 per cent over the next decade. Research ... read more