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House price affordability improves at the fastest rate since 2011 but the market remains subdued

Monday, 18 February 2019 | News

Housing affordability is improving at the fastest pace in eight years, but house price growth still remains weak, new analysis reveals.

Beware fraudsters selling fake flights to destinations they know you are planning to visit

Friday, 15 February 2019 | News

Half-term holidaymakers are being warned about fraudsters using new tactics to sell fake flight tickets.

Half of Moneywise readers check their change for rare coins - here's what to look out for

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | News

Nearly half of all Moneywise readers check their change for rare coins, our latest poll reveals.

Investors unwittingly buying "controversial weapons" manufacturer stocks in index-tracking funds, asset managers warn

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | News

Stockmarket indices should automatically exclude companies involved in the production of “controversial weapons”, according to an open letter signed by 140 asset and wealth managers, published by Swiss Sustainable Finance.<...>

UK house prices growth slows to just 2.5% - the lowest rate in five years

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

UK annual house price growth has slowed to its lowest level since 2013, according to official data.

Ambitious British teens expect to be earning £70,000 by the time they are 30

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

While it is always good to be ambitious, a new survey has revealed that British teenagers may have slightly unrealistic expectations about their futures.

Inflation drops to 1.8% - its lowest level in two years

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

Inflation has fallen to its lowest level since January 2017, offering welcome relief to cash-strapped households. 

Half the 'Big Six' energy providers hike prices this week by up to £118

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

The misery for millions of households continues as the Big Six energy providers race to increase prices to the maximum permitted under the new energy price cap.  

Outdated RPI hits consumers in the pocket as MPs urge Chancellor to fix flawed inflation measure now

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | News

A group of MPs is calling on the head of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) to get consent from the Chancellor to fix a flaw in the retail price index (RPI) measure of inflation.

Are gangs to blame for pension scams? Regulator highlights "fraudster families" at the centre of major pension fraud

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | News

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has shed some light on the criminals at the centre of multi-million-pound pension scams - so-called “fraudster families.”