HSBC, NatWest and Virgin Money changing interest rates

More mortgage providers will increase their rates on new fixed deals on Friday following a series of changes since the start of the year. January saw lenders cutting their rates sharply, bringing some relief to 1.6 million people set to remortgage this year. But...

UK inflation rate drops again

Are base rate decreases coming soon? The annual inflation rate in the UK continued to fall in November, dropping to 3.9% from last month’s 4.6%. The latest consumer price inflation (CPI) data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday also...

Bank raises base rate to 5.25%

Bank raises base rate to 5% The Bank of England (BoE) has increased the base rate by 50 basis points to 5.25% — its 13th consecutive rise.  This is the biggest rise since February, and follows two monthly increases of just 25 basis points.  The BoE’s Monetary Policy...

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Bank of England base rate expected to hit 4.5 per cent next week

Experts expect that the Bank of England (BoE) base rate will rise 0.25 per cent next week to 4.5 per cent. This will be the 12th consecutive month in a row that the base rate has risen as the Bank of England has faced months of inflation above 10 per cent and a...
HSBC, NatWest and Virgin Money changing interest rates

HSBC, NatWest and Virgin Money changing interest rates

More mortgage providers will increase their rates on new fixed deals on Friday following a series of changes since the start of the year. January saw lenders cutting their rates sharply, bringing some relief to 1.6 million people set to remortgage this year. But...

UK inflation rate drops again

UK inflation rate drops again

Are base rate decreases coming soon? The annual inflation rate in the UK continued to fall in November, dropping to 3.9% from last month’s 4.6%. The latest consumer price inflation (CPI) data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday also...

Bank raises base rate to 5.25%

Bank raises base rate to 5.25%

Bank raises base rate to 5% The Bank of England (BoE) has increased the base rate by 50 basis points to 5.25% — its 13th consecutive rise.  This is the biggest rise since February, and follows two monthly increases of just 25 basis points.  The BoE’s Monetary Policy...

31% of properties receive offer within one hour of viewing

31% of properties receive offer within one hour of viewing

According to data from the past five years, nearly one in five properties (17%) received an offer within one hour of a viewing, with one in 14 buyers (7%) making an offer on a house without even visiting it. This trend is far more common in 2022 as 31% of properties...

Government Mini-Budget Special

Government Mini-Budget Special

The Chancellor plans to cut income tax and stamp duty in order to boost growth.
In last week’s mini-budget, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced a series of measures designed to stimulate economic growth. Among these are tax breaks for businesses and increased government spending on infrastructure projects. The Chancellor is confident that these steps will lead to a more prosperous future for the country. We have outlined a summary of the outcomes of the budget.

BoE hikes base rate by 50bps to 2.25 per cent

BoE hikes base rate by 50bps to 2.25 per cent

The Bank of England has unveiled a 50 basis point (bps) rise in the base rate, bringing it up to 2.25 per cent. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has announced a 50 bps increase in the base rate as it attempts to deal with spiralling inflation and...

Thousands of leaseholders to get ground rent refunds

Thousands of leaseholders to get ground rent refunds

Thousands of leaseholders who paid double ground rent will receive money back, as nine companies remove costly terms from contracts.   The firms all bought freeholds from leading housing developer Taylor Wimpey. The freeholds had contract terms that caused rents...

Inflation rises to 9.4% in June

Inflation rises to 9.4% in June

Inflation in the UK reached 9.4% in June, setting a fresh 40-year record high, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The latest figure is driven by a 42.3% rise in the price of motor fuels year-on-year and an increase of 9.8% in the price of food and...

Asking prices now £55,000 higher than before the pandemic

Asking prices now £55,000 higher than before the pandemic

Zoopla has reported that the average price of property coming to market has hit a new record for the fourth consecutive month, rising to £367,501. This month’s increase of 2.1% (+£7,400) is the highest at this time of year since May 2014, and marks a national jump of...

House prices surged 14.3% in last 12 months

House prices surged 14.3% in last 12 months

Property prices are now 21% higher than before the pandemic struck in early 2020 Annual house price growth increased to 14.3%, according to Nationwide, from 12.6% in February. The building society said this marked the highest level of growth since 2004, taking the...