Charity calls for letting fees ban

Charity says competition has had no effect on charges that bear no relation to the cost of services

Advice & Comment

Personal tax-free savings allowance will mainly benefit the well-off, according to the IFS
– Adam Palin
What are the tax implications of selling my shares?

Options limited for ‘mortgage prisoners’

Lenders ignore borrowers looking for lower rates

Supreme Court to rule on underwater loans

Decision set to have wide-reaching effect on mortgage market

Smaller lenders target niche markets

Minnows can’t compete on rates, but are more flexible

Stamp duty receipts fall after reforms

Tax on home purchases down 12% year on year

Property prices boosted by Crossrail

Knight Frank research reveals impact of scheme

London, UK - May 23, 2014: A Foxtons estate agent sign advertising a house for sale in West Hampstead, within the London Borough of Camden. A Foxtons for sale sign in West Hampstead, London.
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Mortgage lending down 9 per cent

Market awaiting election outcome, say agents

Oxford property
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Cheapest home loans pulled

Brokers say rates have reached “a natural low point” as price war moderates

London, UK - May 23, 2014: A Foxtons estate agent sign advertising a house for sale in West Hampstead, within the London Borough of Camden. A Foxtons for sale sign in West Hampstead, London.
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Mortgages attract most fraud

Homebuyers often ‘bending the truth’

EU mortgage rules set to baffle borrowers

Brokers warn over APR requirements

Farmland stock set for Aim float

Greenshields Agri IPO comes after years of soaring farmland prices

Homes failing to hit asking prices

Three-quarters of properties have to be discounted to sell

Housing market ‘will bounce back’

Transactions low but will recover after Easter — CML

No security in the crowd

Liquidity is not the least of the risks

Chart that tells a story — insurance costs

Motor cover has soared compared to buildings policies

A case for raising student borrowing age

We should treat the young like Buffett handles his investments

Repossessions at eight-year low

Lender forbearance, low rates and growing employment help keep people in their homes

Santander imposes loan-to-salary limit

Bank will not lend more than 4.5 times salary to first-time buyers

Lawyers pledge to speed up conveyancing

New website to bring more visibility to buying process

Landlords must insulate inefficient homes

Government sets deadline for energy efficiency rating

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FT Money was named Publication of the Year for 2014 by the CFA Society of the UK


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FT Money editor Jonathan Eley was named winner of the Ethical and Professional Standards Award in 2014 by the CFA Society of the UK, and runner-up for his Contribution to Personal Finance Education at the Santander Media Awards 2014


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