Archive for June, 2013

The Second Blog Test Post
By June 23, 2013 Read More →

The Second Blog Test Post

This is a second blog entry. Here I can write lots and lots more about any particular subject.

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Blog Test Post One
By June 23, 2013 Read More →

Blog Test Post One

The first blog test post. This will be to appear later and will have lots of information on it for you to read through.

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Barclays heats up mortgage market with rate cuts
By June 23, 2013 Read More →

Barclays heats up mortgage market with rate cuts

Barclays is making further cuts to its residential mortgage range, reducing rates by up to 70 basis points and launching new remortgage offers designed to help over 3.1m borrowers save money on their mortgage. Coming into effect from Friday 21 June, the “Great Escape” range of remortgage offers is expanded with a new option specifically […]

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Affordable housing gives first time buyers a leg up onto the ladder
By June 23, 2013 Read More →

Affordable housing gives first time buyers a leg up onto the ladder

Two thirds of affordable housing sales accounted for by first time buyers This review of ‘Affordable’ Housing looks at the low cost home ownership (LCHO) sector and, in particular, affordable housing schemes covering shared ownerships, shared equity, resale price covenants and other LCHO arrangements. Data is from the Halifax housing database for the period 12 […]

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Post Office to lend £2.5bn as mortgage demand grows
By June 19, 2013 Read More →

Post Office to lend £2.5bn as mortgage demand grows

Post Office intends to lend £2.5bn to mortgage borrowers by year end Fifty mortgage specialists in place by end of June The Post Office has today launched a major assault on the mortgage market with its intention to lend £2.5bn by the end of the year. Post Office will increase the amount it lends in […]

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The real cost of a bounced Direct Debit
By June 19, 2013 Read More →

The real cost of a bounced Direct Debit

With 42% of current account holders having paid bank charges*, many of us are familiar with the cost of a bounced (or returned) Direct Debit – when your bank refuses to honour the payment because you have insufficient funds. Most basic bank account and current account providers charge for this, with some charging up to […]

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Skipton launches new one-year bond
By June 19, 2013 Read More →

Skipton launches new one-year bond

Skipton Building Society has today (Wednesday 19 June)launched a new one-year Fixed Rate Branch Bond paying up to 1.35%. This new addition to the Society’s fixed rate branch bonds offer customers the chance to benefit from competitive returns over terms of one, two or five years. The minimum investment for the new account is £500, […]

House prices increase by 2.6%
By June 18, 2013 Read More →

House prices increase by 2.6%

In the 12 months to April 2013 UK house prices increased by 2.6%, down from a 2.7% increase in the 12 months to March 2013. House price growth remains stable across most of the UK, although prices in London are increasing faster than the UK average. The year-on-year increase reflected growth of 2.8% in England […]

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Yorkshire tops the trust table in Moneywise Awards
By June 18, 2013 Read More →

Yorkshire tops the trust table in Moneywise Awards

Yorkshire Building Society has been named Most Trusted Financial Services provider and Most Trusted Savings Provider in the 2013 Moneywise Awards, highlighting the faith placed in the UK’s mutual sector. Now in their fifth year, the Moneywise Awards are determined by an annual survey where over 20,000 British consumers offer their opinions on the service […]

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Yorkshire introduces longer term mortgages
By June 18, 2013 Read More →

Yorkshire introduces longer term mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society is maintaining its reputation for offering competitive mortgages with the announcement that it will make price reductions to its longer term products. From Thursday 20th June the Yorkshire will be cutting the rate on its ten year mortgage to 3.89%, 75% LTV (loan to value) and it is available fee free.  They will […]

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