This Month's Top Articles
|Mortgage lending shifts towards owner-occupiers|
|21st April 2017|
|The level of mortgage lending to owner-occupiers across the country surged in March, according to new figures published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).|
A total of £21.4 billion was lent during the month, which was up by 19 per cent on the February figure of £17.9 billi...
|Holidaymakers set for travel money bonus as election boosts pound|
|19th April 2017|
|The shock decision by prime minister Theresa May to call a general election may have one unexpected benefit - more money in the pockets of Britons holidaying abroad.|
Following Mrs May's announcement that she would seek an early election - and the news that Labour and the Liberal Democra...
|Young professionals 'pay premium to live in popular areas'|
|18th April 2017|
|Young professionals are paying an average of £71,000 more to live in the most popular areas of the country, new research has revealed.|
A study by Lloyds has found the typical home in the 20 postal areas most favoured by young professionals is priced at £735,874, compared with &p...
|House buying activity on the rise|
|11th April 2017|
|The number of house purchases rose by seven per cent in February compared with January, new figures published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated.|
As well as there being more loans in total, the value borrowed was up by six per cent to £8.9 billion, with both the amount ...
|House price growth falls again|
|10th April 2017|
|The annual rate of house price growth has fallen again, providing new reasons to believe the time is right for those looking to purchase a house to seek the best mortgage deals.|
Figures from Halifax have revealed the average house price only increased by 3.8 per cent in the year to March, c...
|Britons 'to spend Â£75 per head' on holidays over Easter|
|7th April 2017|
|The average Briton will spend £75 on holiday accommodation over the Easter weekend, a survey has revealed.|
Research by American Express found this was the most expensive item the typical Briton would pay for over the four-day weekend.
Of course, for some the figure may be muc...
|Britons most likely to claim on travel insurance after Spanish holiday|
|6th April 2017|
|It seems pain in Spain is the most likely cause of Britons making a claim on their travel insurance.|
A study by Direct Line found over 600,000 claims were made by Britons last year, with a quarter of these relating to Spanish trips. Other common destinations where claims arose included the ...
|Best places to live in Britain revealed|
|5th April 2017|
|Halifax has published the results of its survey of the best rural places to live in Britain Survey, with the Orkney Islands coming out on top.|
The study took into account a range of 'quality of life' issues, including personal happiness and lack of anxiety, employment rates, the env...
|Home renovations without permission 'can invalidate home insurance'|
|4th April 2017|
|People looking for a good home insurance policy may want to carefully check the various details, but some things will be common to all of them.|
A particular feature of any home insurance policy is that any extensive work carried out must be granted planning permission. To do so without this...
|House prices 'rising most where unemployment has fallen fastest'|
|31st March 2017|
|There has been a clear link between the rise in house prices and the fall in unemployment as the economy has recovered, a new analysis by Lloyds Bank has revealed.|
Comparing trends in both joblessness and prices since 2007, the bank found that the areas where unemployment has fallen the mos...