This Month's Top Articles
|Mortgage lending at highest January figure since 2008|
|24th February 2017|
|New figures indicate that mortgage lending is continuing to rise across the UK.|
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed that its members - which make up over 90 per cent of the UK market - lent £18.9 billion in January, which was two per cent less than on December last year...
|Householders warned of extreme weather as storm Doris approaches|
|22nd February 2017|
|AA Insurance has warned that a large number of home insurance claims could be about to arise as a result of Storm Doris, which is set to hit Britain tomorrow (February 23rd).|
The company warned that the arrival of the storm, which has led to Thursday being dubbed 'Doris Day', is lik...
|Cardiff unveils cycling ambition|
|21st February 2017|
|The genteel and historic cities of Oxford and Cambridge are known for being major cycling cities, due to their flat topography and the usefulness of such transport in road networks established long before the motor car. But Cardiff has now unveiled plans to rival Cambridge as the leading biking city... |
|Least expensive parts of London see higher house price growth |
|20th February 2017|
|Londoners seeking a good mortgage deal will want to get the most affordable home they can, but new data has shown that task has been made harder by higher price rises in the more affordable parts of the capital.|
A new study by Lloyds Bank has revealed that while the most expensive areas of ...
|Overseas trips by Britons increase despite weaker pound|
|17th February 2017|
|More Britons travelled overseas in the final three months of 2016 than in the equivalent period of 2015, new figures published by the Office for National Statistics have revealed.|
During the three months to December, 14.6 million visits were made abroad by Britons, a rise of eight per cent ...
|Burgled homes 'among most likely to be raided again'|
|15th February 2017|
|Homes that have been burgled face a high probability of being broken into a second time, or even a third, new research has shown.|
A study by Churchill Home Insurance has revealed that homes where burglaries have taken place in the past have a 28 per cent chance of being targeted again, with...
|Pets get £27 million spent on them for Valentine's Day|
|14th February 2017|
|Valentine's Day is meant to be an occasion when people shower gifts and affection on those they love the most, and this is certainly true for one group - pet owners.|
Today (February 14th) will see Britons spending £27 million on giving their furry, fluffy and feathered friends a t...
|Mortgage market may be expanded by government plans|
|7th February 2017|
|The government has published new plans aimed at increasing home ownership across the UK, through the building of more new homes.|
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has unveiled the white paper, titled Fixing Our Broken Housing Market, which focuses heavily on measures to increase the number ...
|Changing car ownership patterns 'requires new kinds of insurance'|
|1st February 2017|
|The old forms of car insurance that linked vehicles and their owners in a simple fashion are increasingly irrelevant, according to Admiral Insurance.|
It is offering a new Car Sharing Insurance product for those who want to borrow a car for anything between one hour and 30 days.
|Nearly a third of loans may be used to pay off new year debts|
|31st January 2017|
|January is a time when millions of consumers seek to tackle their finances, both as new year resolutions and as a response to the situations they find themselves in after spending lots of money around Christmas.|
For many, this involves taking out a loan to pay off debt and a survey by Sains...