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Inflation unchanged in March

Tuesday, 15 April 2008 | News

Inflation remained steady in March despite concerns that February’s interest rate cut could prompt a sharp rise.

Falling house prices hit record level

Tuesday, 15 April 2008 | News

House price falls have hit a historical level exceeding the falls seen in 1990 when prices crashed, according to a new report.

How to overcome the homeownership hurdle

Monday, 14 April 2008 | News

The difficulty first-time buyers experience when trying to get a foot on the housing ladder is well documented.

Insure your home

Monday, 14 April 2008 | News

Victims of last year's floods paid £525 million in VAT on repairs to their homes, official figures reveal.

Bank of England unveils plan to crack the credit crunch

Monday, 14 April 2008 | News

The Bank of England has confirmed plans to pump £50 billion into the British banking system to allow lenders to temporarily swap mortgage-assets for government bonds.

Households to receive £225m to pay energy bills

Friday, 11 April 2008 | News

Up to 100,000 households could receive assistance paying their energy bills after the UK’s six biggest energy companies pledged help reduce fuel poverty.

Tax returns given a makeover

Friday, 11 April 2008 | News

Tax returns are due to hit doormats of 9.3 million self-assessment taxpayers from this week. And a redesign means they should be simpler and quicker to complete.

Weak pound to cost eurozone holidaymakers and home buyers

Thursday, 10 April 2008 | News

Bad news for people planning a European break or thinking about buying a holiday home in the eurozone this year.

Bank of England cuts interest rates to 5%

Thursday, 10 April 2008 | News

The Bank of England has taken action to ease pressures on the housing market by cutting interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 5%.

HSBC offers to match existing mortgage deals

Wednesday, 09 April 2008 | News

HSBC has promised to help homeowners suffering payment shock by offering them a new mortgage matching their existing rate.