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Halifax to increase SVR

Halifax has announced it will be increasing its SVR from 7.00% to 7.25% following the base rate rise to 5.25%.

The increase for existing borrowers will come into effect at the same time as the increase in savings rates on February 1.

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TFC offer free application on sub-prime

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Rise came to quick, says propertyfinder.com

Propertyfinder.com has warned that the surprise rate rise will mean that the housing market will not be able to cool gradually.The property website predicts that more severe changes will have to be made to the economy if the housing market is to remain stable.Warren Bright, chief executive of propertyfinder.com, says: Todays interest rate increase is […]

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