Capello faces 'toughest job': make England win

The greatest challenge faced by every England manager is turning potential into achievement. The present incumbent, Fabio Capello, is well aware that he is no different. Why is it that undoubtedly talented players have so consistently underachieved on the world stage?

House price inflation hits 'negative' as over half of properties lose value

The annual rate of house price inflation has now turned negative for the first time since the property market began its decline, figures to be released today will show.

Consumers scent victory in the battle over charges. But they could still lose the war

Banking special report: Kate Hughes charts the effects of last week's ruling, which could lead to customers giving with one hand what they take with another

Houses prices down 1.5% in three months

House prices fell for the fifth month in a row during March as the market continued its downward trend, figures showed today.

Your cards have gone. Who do you ring first?

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Repossessions to rise by 50 per cent in 2008

The number of home repossession is expected to rise by 50 per cent this year, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

House prices fall as another lender tightens its rules

House prices fell last month at their longest sustained rate since 2000, according to the Nationwide Building Society, which declared the decade-long boom in house prices was officially over.

Mortgage downturn deepens the gloom

The number of new mortgages approved has fallen again, to just 73,000 in December, according to the Bank of England. That figure is around a third below the level recorded last summer and provides further evidence of the housing slowdown.

Nationwide reports drop in house prices

House prices fell 0.1 per cent during January, Nationwide Building Society said yesterday, the third month in a row that the property market has declined.

Banks launch legal defence of 'unfair' customer charges

Banks have spent millions of pounds hiring the City's leading QCs and barristers to fight the Ofice of Fair Trading's legal bid to limit overdraft charges which began yesterday.

Building society calls for early warning on introductory bonuses

Savings account providers operating an introductory bonus should write to customers before their special deals come to an end and they are moved to a lower rate of interest, says Nationwide building society, which has proposed a voluntary code of conduct.

Your Move cuts jobs as home sales fall

The estate agency chain LSL Property Services (LSL) said yesterday that the housing market slowdown had forced it to cut 315 jobs and close 12 branches.

Blockade by anti-zoo activists holds up export of Thai elephants to Australia

The controversial shipment of eight young elephants from Thailand to Australia was temporarily abandoned yesterday after animal rights activists blockaded the roads in Kanchanaburi, forming a human chain around the animals' quarantine site.

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