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House prices are rising at the fastest annual pace for 18 months as the Government's steroid boost for the property market kicks in, Nationwide said yesterday.

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Paragon seeks banking licence

Paragon, the buy-to-let mortgage provider, is applying for a banking licence in order to kickstart its consumer lending business.

Paying interest only means paying only the interest on the capital you borrowed but not paying anything towards reducing that capital

Consumer Rights: Act if you are worried about interest-only home loan

The time is looming for many to find money to pay off their mortgages. Do they have enough?

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If inflation predictions are met over the next five years, borrowers could end up with as little as £56 in disposable income each month, a new report warns.

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