repossessions

Repossessions up 23%

The number of homeowners losing their properties to repossession jumped 23% over the past 12 months to June 2009.

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Should you pay for debt advice?

Britain has long been a nation of borrowers - our personal debt mountain is around £1.5 trillion and many people spend freely on credit.

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Slowing repossessions could be false dawn

The number of people losing their homes to possession during the recession dropped during the spring, thanks to low interest rates and better communication between lenders and borrowers.

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Lenders too quick to turn to repossession

Some mortgage lenders are using repossession as an alternative profit stream instead of as a last resort, a group of MPs has warned.

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Sharp rise in missed mortgage payments

Mortgage lenders are bracing themselves for a near 100% jump in the number of borrowers missing repayments this year - but say there will be fewer repossessions that previously expected.

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How to buy a property at auction

House prices remain well below their 2007 highs and it is now possible to pick up some real bargains.

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How can we avoid losing our home?

"I’m in a desperate 
situation. I am 72 years old and my wife is 68, and we still have a very large mortgage of £93,000 on an 
interest-only basis, as I had problems with my business.

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Repossessions jump

The number of people losing their homes because they couldn't pay their mortgage jumped during the first three months of 2009 to 12,800.

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Better protection for renters

Landlords will soon have to sign up to a national register, under new plans unveiled by the government designed to drive out rogue buy-to-let investors.

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Northern Rock borrowers defaulting on loans

Northern Rock has reported a 25% jump in the number of borrowers defaulting on their mortgage repayments.

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