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Julian Knight: Time interest-only mortgage brokers were brought to book

I have had lots of emails following my latest investigation into interest-only mortgages. Many come from people approaching retirement age stuck on such deals with no proper repayment plan in place.

Many householders will have to downsize to pay off their interest only home loan

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Leafy Elmbridge in Surrey has been valued at £31bn…which is more than the homes of 1.75 million people in Glasgow

10 London boroughs worth more than all the homes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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FLS aid for home buyers hurts savers

The Bank of England's Funding for Lending billions are unlocking the mortgage market but savers are getting their rawest deal for nearly four years as banks fatten margins, it has emerged.

Bank lending scheme helps mortgage lending to jump

The Bank of England's cheap billions on offer through its Funding for Lending scheme continue to flood into the mortgage market, pushing lending to an 11-month high in December.

The quarterly Housing Prospects report predicts that the average home price will climb to £219,000 this year

Home prices are on the way back past pre-crisis peak, says forecast

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Only 34 per cent of first-time buyers in the UK were able to buy their home without any extra help last year

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First-time house buyers get a foot in the door

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