“You live in a house with only three bedrooms? Gosh.”
February’s lending figures showed the number of first-time buyers in the month had risen by 18% from February 2011, with the value of those mortgages up by 21%.
In fewer than five years, it has gone from hero to zero and back to hero again. But whoever says the buy-to-let market is heading for zero-dom once more – and there are voices saying just that – isn’t looking at the same economic landscape I am.
The Financial Services Authority is contacting 76,732 people to let them know they are targets for fraudsters trying to con money out of them. Their names appeared on lists recovered from companies that the FSA believes were fraudulently selling investments in land or worthless, sometimes non-existent, shares. Combined into one list, this is the largest […]
The Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King has admitted the organisation could have done more to prevent the banking crisis and has renewed calls for reform in the troubled sector.
According to our recent report on the death of retirement, changes in workplace pension provision mean that coming generations of retirees could have a radically different experience of retirement from their parents. The average contribution rate into an old-style final salary pension was around 20 per cent of total wages, the statutory minimum for a […]
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