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May house prices edge up but are down on 2010

House prices increased by 0.1% in May, but were down 4.2% compared with May 2010, shows the latest Halifax House Price Index.


Advisers will always be in the driving seat due to their service

It came as no surprise to see in Mortgage Strategy’s leader last week entitled ’Brokers still in driving seat’ that brokers have a dominant market share.Even when offering better deals via branches, lenders will always struggle to achieve any sort of critical mass. Their staff are confined to working between 9am and 5pm and customers […]


Tenancy terms must evolve with the times

A report by the National Centre for Social Research, sponsored by Halifax, says that in the course of a generation we will become a nation of renters. The reaction from the media was one of horror, but should we embrace the rented sector as a valid alternative to home ownership? A housing market should provide […]

Budget summary – March 2016

This week’s Budget looked as if it would be a difficult one for the Chancellor, with disappointing economic numbers and the need to avoid ruffling feathers ahead of June’s in/out referendum. Nevertheless, Mr Osborne did spring a few surprises, including some tax reductions. So how does this budget affect you? If you are – or […]


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