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Santander to write to 270,000 borrowers

Santander UK is to write to over 270,000 borrowers to make it clear to customers about when it would increase the cap on its mortgage standard variable rate. The FCA has agreed the deal with Santander after the regulator found the … Continue reading

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What is your priority?

When buying a house, what do you consider the most important issue to arrange is? Insuring the contents of your home? Taking the opportunity to arrange your Will? Covering the mortgage you have by arranging a life cover policy? Please let me know … Continue reading

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House hunting? What do you look for?

According to a survey from Move with us, the following is a list of the factors that we are prepared to compromise on when looking for a new home. Size of garden – 40% Downstairs cloakroom – 33.5% Location – 15.4% Availabilty … Continue reading

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House Price Index

In the 12 months to February 2013 UK house prices increased by 1.9%, down from a 2.2% increase in the 12 months to January 2013. House price growth remains relatively stable across most of the UK, although prices in London … Continue reading

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Inflation

The consumer prices index (CPI) has remained unchanged at 2.8 per cent in March, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.   The main contributors  for an upward trend came from recreation and culture which includes newspapers, books and stationary. … Continue reading

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Housing: Budget initiative

The last house price bubble followed a previous conservative chancellors budget. Nigel Lawson ended the multiple tax relief available to home buyers in his 1988 Budget. Any Application completed after August of this year was only entitled to one amount … Continue reading

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Charity Page

What reason do you have for supporting a specific registered charity? An issue that has affected someone you love, a family member or friend? An inspiration from a colleague who has been affected? Reading a press article or watching a television programme? … Continue reading

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