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Property price growth stalled during June, adding to mounting speculation that the housing market recovery has run out of steam, figures showed today.

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Nationwide may review pensions

Nationwide Building society last night refused to deny that it is looking to cut pension benefits as part of a sweeping cost-cutting drive.

Borrowers lose through lost guarantee

At the end of an existing mortgage deal with LloydsTSB will revert from next Tuesday to a new "homeowner variable rate", rather than the lender’s existing standard variable rate (SVR), which is guaranteed to be 2 per cent above base rate.

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David Prosser: Nationwide heading back into the pack

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Nationwide: Outlook for house prices flat for 2010

House prices rose by a surprising 0.7 per cent in March, reversing much of the previous month's fall in prices, according to Nationwide building society. The expectation had been that the end of the mini-boom and the stamp duty holiday at the end of last year would keep prices falling.

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House prices fall for first time in six months



House prices fell for the first time in 10 months during February as the market suffered a sharp slowdown in activity, figures showed today.

Money Insider: Credit card rates still a lottery

There was more bad news for consumers this week when it was reported that credit card rates have reached their highest level for over 10 years.

UK will break Darling's debt promise, warns think-tank

Chancellor will not halve debt by 2013-14, economics institute experts forecast

Nationwide flags up double-digit house price growth

House prices have continued to rise during the first month of 2010, confounding economists’ prediction that the market was due to fall back. The average UK house price is up by 1.2 per cent in January, the Nationwide Building Society said today, taking the annual rate of inflation to 8.6 per cent. The Land Registry, whose figures are one month behind, yesterday put the annual figure at 2.5 per cent.

House prices rise 1.2% in January

House prices started the year on a strong footing, rising by 1.2 per cent during January, figures showed today.

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