Property finance in the crowd

As the sector grows, so do warnings of the risks

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Six years for five from Virgin

Bank launches six-year fix at same rate as five-year

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Borrowers face pension dilemma

Pension savings could be used to repay home loans

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How to . . . cope with serious illness

Cover can help with costs and loss of income

Home lending rises but enquiries slow

CML reports first-time buyers up by 3%

More lenders cut mortgage interest rates

Nationwide, Skipton and Coventry launch new deals

Remortgaging set to rise

Rising house prices and economic recovery to spur increased activity

Scotland after the vote: property

Uncertainty haunts the market

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Can the terms of my tenancy be changed?

My new letting agent says bills are no longer included

Investec ties up £180m Kensington deal

Bank offloads subprime mortgage lender to Blackstone and TPG

MMR is delaying mortgage offers

Research confirms anecdotal evidence of delays

London’s Victoriana beats new-build

Period properties have provided better returns

Mortgage rules ‘deter first-time buyers’

Almost 2m cannot afford first home, says mortgage insurer

TSB to foot council tax bills

Challenger bank offers help with bills

RBS mortgage fine ‘might not be last’

Brokers say watchdog is probably looking at others

Six ways to cool the housing market

Policy prescriptions to bring UK house prices back to earth

Top state schools push up house prices

Parents pay a premium of up to £500,000 to live near best performing institutions

Letting agents ‘double charging’

Tenants and landlords pay for same service

Stamp duty receipts top £1bn

Widely disliked tax on course to raise £12.7bn this year

Barclays lifts ‘stress test’ loans rate

Higher stress test rates could restrict lending