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House prices at all-time high, says Nationwide

House prices continued their post-lockdown recovery in August, notching up their highest monthly rise in more than 16 years, says the Nationwide. “House prices have now reversed the losses recorded […]

By Alex Groom, 3rd September 2020.

Mortgage products diminishing

Low-deposit mortgage deals available to borrowers have plummeted in recent months as lenders play safer during the economic fall-out from coronavirus. Borrowers able to offer 10% of the value of […]

By Alex Groom, .

Stamp Duty Changes

Stamp duty holiday: How will it work? The chancellor has announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. […]

By Alex Groom, 6th August 2020.

Mortgage holidays extended by further three months

Mortgage holidays extended by further three months Homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus will be able to extend their mortgage payment holiday for a further three months, […]

By Alex Groom, 22nd May 2020.

Coronavirus: Moving home allowed as curbs lift on estate agents in England

Coronavirus: Moving home allowed as curbs lift on estate agents in England The government has set out plans to restart England’s housing market, which has been in deep freeze since […]

By Alex Groom, 13th May 2020.

Bank of England warns of deepest recession on record

Bank of England warns of deepest recession on record The Bank of England has warned that the coronavirus pandemic will push the UK economy towards its deepest recession on record. […]

By Alex Groom, 7th May 2020.

Coronavirus: You can’t just stop paying rent, tenants told

Coronavirus: You can’t just stop paying rent, tenants told Tenants must not presume the coronavirus outbreak is “a green light” to stop paying their rent, a landlords group has said. […]

By Alex Groom, 7th April 2020.

Avoiding coronavirus scams

Avoiding coronavirus scams A major event like Coronavirus can initiate new types of scam activity. You may have already seen reports of fraudulent activity around the sale of face masks and hand sanitiser.  […]

By Alex Groom, 6th April 2020.

Coronavirus: UK among economies risking record slump

The coronavirus pandemic could trigger a global slump bigger than the Great Depression of the 1930s, a closely watched international survey suggests. Manufacturing and services sectors in key geographical areas, […]

By Alex Groom, 4th April 2020.

Coronavirus: Wages, sick pay and time off explained

Coronavirus: Wages, sick pay and time off explained Struggling companies and self-employed workers have been offered financial help by the government, to help keep their businesses afloat and staff paid […]

By Alex Groom, 1st April 2020.