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House prices outpace rental yields

Average yields dropped by 0.1% in May – decreasing in all regions apart from the East of England where they increased by 0.2% to 6.2% and Scotland by 0.1% to

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Mum and dad help second steppers up housing ladder

According to the latest research from Lloyds TSB, one in six (16%) second steppers are contemplating turning to the bank of mum and dad to plug the gap between the

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Post Office cuts mortgage rates

Its two-year fixed rates start at 3.19% and come without an arrangement fee.  There’s also good news for second-time buyers and those looking to remortgage with a new fixed rate

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Ten tips to stop wasting money

Paying ATM fees to withdraw cash, avoidable credit card interest and charges, club memberships and TV channel subscriptions also feature in the list of the top 10 money wasters that

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Bank Base Rate remains unchanged at 0.5%

“Recently we have seen signs of a tentative recovery as the UK economic picture starts to improve and other market indicators move into positive territory,” said Stephen Smith, head of

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Self-employed miss £91,000 in pension contributions

Analysis from Prudential showed UK workers earn £26,664 a year on average. Those who are members of a company pension scheme receive average employer contributions of £2,232 a year (8.4%

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Retirees face income fall of a third

People living in London are likely to be worst hit, suffering an average income fall of 48% while those in the East of England will see 40% wiped off their

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Are you missing out on the best annuity rates?

A study by the Association of British Insurers has revealed that although 89% are happy with their annuity choices just 66% were aware they could potentially have got a higher

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NS&I to search for unclaimed prize winners

Over a third of the UK population have invested over £45bn in premium bonds and every eligible bond is entered into the monthly prize draw. Investors forgo interest to have

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Investors warned on mini energy bond risk

Yesterday Australian firm CBD Energy announced the mini bond issue in an attempt to raise £7.5m primarily to fund solar and wind farm construction in the UK. The warning comes