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73% of properties sold at less than the asking price

Thursday, 26 February 2015 | News

Some 73% of houses were sold in January for less than the asking price, according to a new report by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Punishment for nuisance calls companies made easier

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | News

Firms that plague households with nuisance calls and text messages are set to face a crackdown by the government, it will be announced today.

Pensions industry "not ready" for April rule changes

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | News

Leading players in the pensions industry are warning the government that the sector is "not ready" for the new pensions freedoms being introduced on 6 April 2015.

Retirees look to continue work as cost of retirement rises

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | News

The average annual cost of living in retirement has grown to £11,200 as of 2015, up 8% compared to 2014.

Stagnant wages hitting pension pots and retirement plans

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | News

People face working two extra years to make up for shortfalls in pension contributions resulting from the failure of wage growth to keep pace with inflation over recent years, according to retirement specialist MGM Advantage...

Lloyds Bank most complained about business

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | News

Lloyds Bank was the most complained about business in the second half of 2014, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FoS).

New savers rates keep on falling

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | News

Rates for new savers looking for an easy-access account continue to fall.

FCA says vulnerable customers at risk from inflexible policies

Monday, 23 February 2015 | News

Vulnerable customers seeking help from financial providers are met with a "computer says no" approach that exacerbates their problems, new research has found.

A million young people in "vicious circle" of credit rejections

Friday, 20 February 2015 | News

More than a million young people have been refused credit more than five times and are turning to payday lenders as a result, new research has found.

FCA announces investigation into investment banking

Thursday, 19 February 2015 | News

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to launch an investigation into the level of competition in the investment and corporate banking sector, the regulator has announced.