London property price growth cools

0.4% increase in September

Advice & Comment

Roger Beale
What would happen to my employment rights if I sold part or all of my veterinary business to a national chain?
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This week’s boardroom trades, including at sausage skin maker Devro, Enquest and Keller Group

Nationwide offers its lowest-ever fixed rate

Mortgage price war gathers pace

Six-bedroom Georgian house in Elm Row, Hampstead, £6.5m

Equity release providers rapped

Ombudsman says products often work out expensive

Scots rush to sell homes

Increase in activity ahead of April stamp duty changes

China’s online lenders offer mortgages

Peer-to-peer downpayment loans let buyers skirt requirements

Mortgage rates set to fall further

The sudden slump in gilt yields has fed through to swaps

Annuity reforms will ‘restrict mortgages’

Lack of income will make it harder for older borrowers

London house prices up 20% in a year

Latest ONS figures show 11.7% increase across UK

Bernanke refusal points to banking flaws

We must stop providing bailouts based on unrealistic models, writes Amir Sufi

Edinburgh property
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Prime property rush in Scotland

Agents expect busy period ahead of new tax regime

Mortgage rules ‘cooling the market’

Affordability becoming stretched in many areas

Nationwide cuts early repayment loan fees

Mutual imposes sliding scale of charges

Mortgage prisoners left in jail

Banks reluctant to use transitional arrangements

Homeowners ‘would struggle’ with rate rise

One in five would struggle to find money

Redress deadline passes for letting firms

Schemes can offer compensation, but stop short of regulation

Boost for mortgages from private banks

Regulator loosens rules on higher loans

Stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

Million-pound home buyers paid almost £2bn last year

Chart that tells a story . . . mansion tax

Proposed annual levy would target London homeowners

Rights for widows in intestacy revamp

Estates without a will are to be divided differently

Rules on second mortgages to tighten

City watchdog to subject borrowers to affordability test

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