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The 31-year-old admitted two counts of mortgage fraud

'Only two bids for Lloyds branches'

Lloyds Banking Group has received only two bids for the 632 branches it has put up for sale, which could force it to demerge them instead, it was reported today.

Money Insider: A tip for students - keep your sensible hat nearby

with this year's A-level results set to be announced on 18 August, students will soon be busy making their university arrangements ready for the autumn. One area that they'll need to consider is which bank account to choose before they set off for life at college.

World Cup attracts venue bids from across the country

The Rugby League has received applications from 25 towns and cities to stage matches in the 2013 World Cup. The 14-team tournament has attracted bids from all the major heartland areas, as well as from other centres, like Bolton and Bristol.

Mixed car and home sales data point to pause on QE

Mixed signals from the housing and new car markets reinforced market expectations that the Bank of England will leave interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent and continue to pause its quantitative easing (QE) programme when it unveils its next move at noon today.

House prices showed slight increase last month

House prices increased slightly last month, according to the bank Halifax, although the market still faces "significant headwinds" as household finances come under pressure.

Matterson to quit as Castleford coach

Castleford are looking for a new coach following Terry Matterson's confirmation that he is leaving at the end of the season.

New Lloyds boss slashes 15,000 jobs in shake-up

Lloyds banking Group's new chief executive swung the axe yesterday, announcing 15,0000 job cuts on top of the 28,000 already made at the state-backed bank in the past two years.

Home prices post worst annual slump since 2009

Property prices slumped 4.2 per cent in the last year. The average home saw £6,688 shaved off its value – £18.32 a day – according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.

Britain to become a nation of renters

Millions of young adults 'will never be able to afford their own homes'

House prices come under pressure as demand falls in May

Demand for housing fell in May for the first time in three months putting downward pressure on house prices once again, according to the latest survey of estate agents by Hometrack.

Howard quits Halifax after bank decides his face no longer fits

After being propelled from a high street branch to billboards and television screens, Howard has left the bank that made him a household name.

Cost of running a home rises again

The cost of running a home has risen to its highest level since 2008 on the back of soaring utility bills, research indicated today.

Rising energy bills drive up cost of running a home

Soaring energy bills have pushed the cost of running a home to its highest level in three years, despite record low interest rates and the fact that average mortgage costs are almost £1,000 less than they were three years ago.

Jobcentre posts at risk, says union

Thousands of jobs are under threat after the Government's biggest department announced plans to close a number of Jobcentre Plus offices, union leaders warned today.

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