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First-time buyers in the 1980s put down smaller deposits

Small deposit mortgages have been cast as inherently risky and a symptom of the cheap credit boom that led to the financial crisis. However, while the Northern ... read more

Expensive family homes seeing prices slashed to sell, says RICs

Owners of expensive family homes are being forced to cut prices as they struggle to sell them, a new report from industry insiders revealed today.  Homes in th... read more

How to buy a home with a 5% deposit

Should you buy a home with a small deposit rather than pay rent? With low rates meaning that mortgage payments could be similar to rent, that’s a question wei... read more

Did you really secure the best mortgage rate?Major report reveals 3 in 10 miss out on the top deals

Hundreds of thousands of mortgage borrowers are throwing away £1.15 billion a year because they unwittingly sign up for the wrong deals, a major report has rev... read more

Mortgage prisoners: The family told they can’t buy a smaller house and switch to a CHEAPER loan

Refused: Anne and Carl Winter with baby son Danny When new parents Anne and Carl Winter found a three-bedroom semi in a quiet street in Coalville, Leicestershir... read more

More parents using the equity in their homes to help their children

By Ruth Lythe for the Daily Mail Published: 22:59 BST, 8 May 2018 | Updated: 22:59 BST, 8 May 2018 Soaring numbers of homeowners are releasing cash from their h... read more

House prices drop £7,000 in biggest monthly fall since 2010, says Halifax

House prices dropped 3.1 per cent in April, in the biggest monthly fall in more than seven years, Halifax’s latest figures revealed. The volatile monthly ... read more

Bank like a local with Transferwise’s new borderless debit card

A ‘borderless’ debit card has launched that gives people the chance to operate a bank account in several different countries around the world. It is... read more

118118 Money launches new credit card which charges no interest

118 118 Money has launched a new credit card with a difference. Instead of applying interest and charging fees for overseas use or ATM withdrawals, you pay a mo... read more

ASK TONY: M&S waived my dementia-suffering husband’s credit card debt but Co-op Bank refused

My 89-year-old husband, who has dementia, had to go into a care home, as I could no longer manage after he had a stroke. While sorting out his things, I came ac... read more

Len and Val never missed a mortgage payment…. So why do they face losing their home?

Len and Val Fitzgerald had planned to spend a peaceful old age in their little terrace house in Eastbourne on the Sussex coast. The Fitzgeralds, both 76, have i... read more

New-build homes cost 16% more than existing properties, LCPa index reveals

Building more homes is often claimed to be part of the answer to culling Britain’s high house prices, but new research reveals they would need to stop car... read more

What happens to your credit card debt when you die?

What happens to debts when we die is something most of us don’t really want to have to consider. But it’s a topic that causes much confusion, both in life a... read more

Buyers spent £24.9bn on properties in polluted areas across England and Wales

Moving into a clean neighbourhood isn’t a priority for homebuyers, with many paying a premium to move into pollution hotspots, according to new research.. Buy... read more

Are you being ripped off online for travel documents that should be free?

Holidaymakers gathering vital paperwork in time for their travels this summer are being warned to beware of money-grabbing ‘copycat’ websites.  The interne... read more

Can I get a mortgage to move house if I have credit defaults? 

What’s the truth with being able to secure a mortgage in order to move house if I have credit defaults?  I have read general mortgage advice that states defa... read more

House prices hit new peak in April, but Nationwide warns of slowdown

House prices reached a record average high of £213,000 this month, according to new figures from Nationwide Building Society. Property values in Britain climbe... read more

New Amex card offers enough points to get a free return flight to Greece or Marrakesh

American Express has launched a new credit card offering a juicy 20,000 point sign-up bonus – enough to get you a return flight to over 100 destinations inclu... read more

How expensive are homes near you? This map house prices vs wages

Buying the average home in England and Wales would now cost a full-time worker 7.8 times their salary, official figures revealed today. House prices continuing ... read more

Aussie businesses start passing cost of contactless onto customers

Are you falling into the tap and go payment trap? Businesses start putting the $500million cost of processing ultra-fast card payments back on shoppers Business... read more

Computers decide if PPI victims get a payout, documents show

Victims of Britain’s biggest mis-selling scandal are having their compensation claims rejected —by computers. Money Mail can reveal that the Financial Ombud... read more

12 buyers chasing every property across England and Wales

House prices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham have surged by at least 7 per cent in the last year, new figures reveal. They were the t... read more

We can’t sell enough tickets to raffle our homes, admit owners

By Money Mail Reporter For The Daily Mail Published: 22:35 BST, 24 April 2018 | Updated: 22:35 BST, 24 April 2018 Homeowners who raffle their properties instead... read more

Lenders gear up to launch retirement interest-only mortgages

Pensioners stuck with interest-only mortgages and homeowners looking to help children or grandchildren on the property ladder could be offered a new wave of hom... read more