New survey confirms that the property market is becoming overheated
There has been a rise in people moving their savings since an easier transfer system was launched
Latest monthly increase of 0.6 per cent took average UK house values to £174,566
Nationwide building society has posted a surge in profits after Britain's booming housing market saw it notch up its highest half-year mortgage lending for five years.
Britain's biggest building society was hit by an IT failure today which meant online customers were blocked from their accounts or were wrongly told they were empty.
Average price of a house is now £170,514
Providers are desperate for your business, and that is great news. By Chiara Cavaglieri
Can you spot the difference between these three chaps? It’s hard I know. But the brooding, sex-in-a-suit type (near right) is Geoffrey Howe, chairman of Nationwide, who has compared the extravagant salaries of bank executives with those of “footballers” (such as Cristiano Ronaldo, centre) and “pop stars” (Jon Bon Jovi, far right).
There is just over a month to go until the end of the tax year, which normally means: A) lots of ISA (individual savings accounts) adverts; and b) a bunfight by cash ISA providers for the top slot in the best-buy tables.
Home ownership in the UK is at its lowest level since the mid-1980s, figures show.
House prices have recorded their biggest year-on-year decline in almost three years amid the toughening economy, Nationwide building society said today.
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Jermain Defoe has told Peter Crouch exactly what it feels like not to get picked for the World Cup - and there is no way the Tottenham striker wants to suffer the same fate.
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Property prices rose by 0.4 per cent during October to take the annual rate into positive territory for the first time since last March, figures revealed today.
With the 59 new registered cars due out on 1 September, there will be a boom in demand for personal loans over the next few weeks, a fact that’s not gone unnoticed by some big-name lenders. That’s good news if you’re seeking some finance for your new wheels, as there are a couple of tempting offers that have appeared on the shelves this week.