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Rental protection

Rental protection

Because it’s more than just a roof over their head, it’s home. Renting is on the rise. In the last 10 years, the UK private renting market has doubled. Trouble is, where homeowners see the need for protection to cover their mortgage, renters may not have considered...
Home moving

Home moving

The number of people moving home increased for the first time in three years in the first half of 2019.There were 160,540 homemovers in the first half of 2019, up by 810 (1%) compared with the same period in 2018 according to analysis by Lloyds Banking Group....
Little dipper

Little dipper

According to the Halifax, average house prices dipped marginally in June, falling by 0.3%, to stand at £237,110. This extends the largely flat trend the lender has been tracking over recent months. However, more generally the housing market is displaying a reasonable...
Slowly rising

Slowly rising

Halifax saw a slight increase in house prices between April and May, but the overall message is one of stability. In its commentary on the housing market the lender highlighted that, despite the ongoing political and economic uncertainty, underlying conditions in the...
Time to plan

Time to plan

Pensioners of tomorrow risk a shortfall of more than £68,000 over the course of their retire-ment as one in three (33%) middle-aged Brits expect to survive solely on their state pension, new research from Nationwide Building Society shows. The shortfall would be...
No more IO

No more IO

The number of interest-only mortgages fell by (13.1 per cent) in 2018 compared to the previous year, UK Finance figures published this week reveal. It means the total number of pure interest-only mortgages has now fallen by over half (54 per cent) in the past seven...