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Average house price in England and Wales now £227,478

Proportion of households who own their home has dropped to its lowest level in 25 years

Halifax points to homebuying lift

Would-be homebuyers are being persuaded back to the market despite a sluggish start to the new year, lender Halifax said.

Bank of England boost housing market as prices rise by 0.5% in January

The Bank of England’s pump-priming of the mortgage market fuelled some New Year cheer for homeowners today as Nationwide said average prices rose 0.5% in January.

More than 300,000 in million-pound homes

The number of property millionaires in Britain has soared by almost a fifth year-on-year despite the housing market's continued difficulties, a study has found.

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Halifax fuels housing market worries as prices dive again

Halifax fuelled fears about the state of the housing market yesterday as the nation's biggest mortgage lender reported a third monthly fall in house prices.

Cuts to interest rates hit savers

Hard-hit savers face more income falls as banks and building societies make further cuts to their interest rates.

House prices in surprise rebound

House prices have recorded their biggest monthly rebound in more than two-and-a-half years, the Nationwide said today.

Nationwide raises mortgage rates

Britain's biggest building society today announced plans to push up its mortgage rates for new borrowers.

Cheaper mortgages will only help the rich or those who are long term homeowners

House prices show 2.6% decrease

House prices have recorded their biggest year-on-year decline in almost three years amid the toughening economy, Nationwide building society said today.

Nationwide and NatWest fix IT errors

Nationwide and NatWest say they have fixed IT glitches that left customers overdrawn or unable to access their accounts.

Natalie Haynes: Guess I'm just going to have to walk three miles to pay in a cheque ...

After another week of banking shenanigans, one poll suggested that 75 per cent of us would like to move our current accounts to a better provider. But who? Given that our mattresses offer a very poor rate of interest, the question of where we should take our banking business becomes increasingly vexed.

RBS banking operations 'return to normal' after technical glitch

Nationwide and NatWest both said they have fixed separate IT hitches which caused more financial chaos for customers this week.

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