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More than 2,000 use Help to Buy mortgage scheme

More than 2,000 people have put in offers on homes during the first month of the Help to Buy scheme, under which the taxpayer guarantees up to 15 per cent of mortgages, David Cameron will say today.

Money woes 'put students off uni'

Money worries are leading students to defer or drop their higher education plans, according to findings of an annual student survey.

House prices down 1.2% over year

House prices continued to edge lower last month and the market is expected to remain subdued but stable into 2013, the Halifax said today.

Britons cut mortgage debt by £9.8bn

Britons reduced their mortgage debt by £9.8 billion in the second quarter of this year as the housing market remained subdued, Bank of England figures showed today.

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Deadline looms for ISA allowances

Savers are now on the home stretch with the 5 April end of tax year deadline less than a fortnight away. After that date this year's tax-free individual savings account (ISA) allowance is lost for good.

Barclays tops PPI complaints list

Barclays was the most complained-about bank in the last six months of 2011, according to the financial ombudsman, with nearly 12,000 cases brought by consumers.

Santander fined over limited cover

Santander has been fined £1.5 million for failing to make clear to customers that some of its products had only limited cover under a compensation scheme.