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Northern Ireland house prices slump by 10%

House prices have slumped more than 10% in Northern Ireland over the last year and "lack any movement" in the rest of the UK, official figures showed today.

Around a million people are estimated to have been hit by the rise in home loan payments

Householders pay the price as SVR mortgages soar

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Money Insider: Play your cards right and have a cheaper holiday

With the summer holiday season fast approaching, it's a good time to look at the charges you can incur when using your plastic abroad. Debit and credit cards may be a secure and convenient way to pay when you're away from the UK on holiday, but the associated fees and charges can vary considerably, so it's worth getting to grips with these before you head off for your summer break.

Halifax says rush to beat duty pushed up prices

A last-minute dash by first-time buyers to beat a deadline on avoiding stamp duty sent house prices jumping 2.2 per cent last month, according to Halifax.

First-time buyers push house prices up

First-time buyers rushing to jump on the property ladder before the end of a stamp duty holiday helped house prices jump 2.2% in March, the Halifax revealed today.

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The ombudsman has rebuked Halifax after it made a potentially "misleading" claim promising life-long insurance to pet owners.

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Lloyds 'old guard' miss out on bonuses after HBOS integration

Eric Daniels and the old guard at Lloyds Banking Group have been denied bonuses for integrating HBOS because the board realised it would provoke a furore to pay them for a deal that destroyed so much shareholder value.

Interest-only mortgages are much harder to obtain than they were during the market boom

Lenders set to raise mortgage rates

Homeowners are set to suffer rising interest rates as two mortgage lenders put rates up.

The average cost of a home dived by 1.4% during the month to stand at £160,395, the lowest level since July 2009, according to Halifax.

Halifax raises SVR mortgage cap

Around 40,000 borrowers are facing the threat of higher mortgage costs after Halifax raised a cap for those on a standard variable rate (SVR).

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Money Insider: Investec doubles up with rates that track best buys

It's been a hectic week on the savings front, with much of the activity in the ISA sector. However, away from the jostling in the tax-free best buy tables, there was an eye-catching return to the savings arena from Investec Bank.

Money Insider: Junior ISA offers best incentive for children to save

We often hear how important it is to put money aside and to have some savings behind you, but when you take a look at the rates of interest on offer for many children's accounts, it's easy to understand why some parents just don't bother.

Mortgages at 'most affordable for 14 years'

Large deposits may be hindering house buyers, but for those on the property ladder, mortgages are at their most affordable for 14 years, the lender Halifax said yesterday.

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