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A five-year fix can be had at 2.49%, and borrowers with smaller deposits are also seeing cuts. So is now the time to lock in?
Property sales are finally on the up, while better mortgage deals are landing regularly. So what now for house prices?
The FTSE 100 has gained early on, with central bankers offering some reassurance that stimulus will stay for a while yet, and some investors seeing value after the market's steepest fall in a year yesterday.
Stock markets in volatile mood as central bankers try to calm investor nerves over end of money printing
Shares in London were on the slide again today as global stock markets reverberated from yesterday’s mass sell-off. The FTSE 100 was down a further 50 points or 0.7 per cent to stand at 6,647 around midday.
Standing at 3,328 this morning the FTSE AIM 100 was down just 0.3 per cent in the past week, and it is still around 5 per cent higher in the past month.
The BBA said the Government’s Funding for Lending scheme, launched last summer, was continuing to support mortgage lending, while new schemes announce in the Budget earlier this year were expected to help more first-time buyers.
Upstart Metro Bank claims it is doing better at winning customers away from big banks - it says it has 17 new accounts per branch a day, while Nationwide does just under 1.5.
The media group, which owns the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro newspapers, saw pre-tax profit rise to £137million, as underlying revenues grew by 2 per cent.
We explain the factors that will decide when interest rates rise and how quickly, including the latest forecasts from markets and economists.
A fifth of business leaders surveyed by the Institute of Directors have admitted that they will have to freeze or reduce pay so they have the money to cover the costs of auto-enrolling pension-less workers.
Shaun Pulfrey, Tangle Teezer's founder, tells of how he overcame the Dragons' Den rejection and his 'hair-brained' idea actually became a £15 million business.
Around 2million people have the app on smartphones and tablet computers, and many took to Twitter to express frustration after they were unable to use it to check their money.
The combination of colder than expected weather in March and a faulty pipeline drove gas reserves ‘to dangerously low’ the Crown Estate said.
My brother-in-law is proposing to buy my father-in-law’s house, as he is struggling to pay his interest-only mortgage. My wife is concerned this is at half the market value.
The troubled bank is in talks with City watchdog the Prudential Regulation Authority about splitting itself into a good bank/bad bank model, with its toxic assets hived off from the healthy business.
My card was cloned last year and used to take out payday loans. Although my bank refunded me, I checked my credit report a few months ago to find the loans still outstanding.
Millions of holidaymakers face higher costs abroad as the pound falls against 80% of global currencies
The pound has lost value against almost 80 per cent of leading global currencies in the past 12 months, including the euro, and the US and Australian dollars, Moneycorp found.
Should I accept compensation from my bank after it failed to set up my Isa? I'd rather simply have my savings put into a tax-free account.
The WhatCar? commendation for the Czech car manufacturer's models comes on top of the Auto Express Driver Power car satisfaction report last month which crowned the Yeti top car – and the Superb second.
The number of 16-24-year-old women not in education, training or a job now outnumbers men by more than 100,000.
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