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Week in numbers

141% – The amount self-build mortgages are expected to increase by over the next three years, according to a report by the National Self-build Association.

17% – The percentage of 1,000 people who told Infosecurity Europe that they would not be able cope without the internet.

1.8% – The amount the Office for National Statistics says that UK retail sales volumes rose in March.

£113 – The amount Lloyds TSB estimates UK consumers’ spending for non-essential items fell in March.
46p – The difference between the most expensive country for a litre of petrol – Italy at £1.53p – and cheapest – Romania at £1.07p – as revealed by Britain came 9th at £1.39p.

£36bn – The amount British Airways and American Express estimate Brits will spend on holidays in 2012.

£104.39 – The average saved per month by Brits who plan their finances rather than the £53 saved on average by those who worry.

£750,000 – The Ofcom fine on home insurance and repairs company HomeServe last week for excessive silent calls to consumers.


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City of London Police believed to be probing 450 fraud cases

The City of London Police is reported to be investigating 450 cases of suspected fraud, 21 of which are mortgage frauds. Last week at the Council of Mortgage Lender’s fraud detection seminar in London, a detective from the City of London Police revealed that it has 21 suspected mortgage fraud cases in the pipeline, predominantly […]


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