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Pension pot proposals to help home buyers

Young people looking to buy their first home could be offered a further helping hand under controversial plans unveiled by Nick Clegg. The Deputy Prime Minister wants to see more people step onto the property ladder and intends t...

Britons ‘continue to pay down their debts’

If you have been keeping a close eye on your family's spending in recent months in an attempt to scale back your debts, it would seem that you are not alone in embracing frugality. Research conducted by the British Bankers&#...

Mortgage approvals ‘down in March’

If you tried and failed to secure a mortgage last month it might be some consolation to discover that you were one of many unsuccessful applicants. Chartered surveyors e.surv revealed that March was not a good month for mortgage ...

First-time buyers: Fees and costs

Buying your first property can be an expensive thing to do, so it’s important to be aware of all the potential costs you will...

Budget 2012: Case studies – meet the winners and losers

Let’s face it, trying to absorb the Chancellor’s full hour-long speech, working out what it will mean specifically to us and our families is...

Budget 2012: Chancellor champions help for first-time buyers

Climbing on to the property ladder is a real struggle, but Chancellor George Osborne has offered some respite, using his Budget to push a scheme...

Chancellor urged to revamp cash ISAs

Have you been disappointed by the returns offered by your savings account in the last two or three years? With the Bank of England maintaining its base rate at a record low of 0.5% since March 2009, it's been tough for saver...

£1000 helping hand for first-time buyers?

The end of the stamp duty holiday later this month could add to the financial headaches of young parents looking to get onto the property ladder. From March 24, first-time buyers will once again have to pay stamp duty if their ho...

Mortgage approvals highest since 2009

If you're looking to buy your first family home, you'll be encouraged to hear that the number of mortgage approvals has reached the highest level since December 2009. The Bank of England said a total of 58,725 loans wer...

‘The bank of grandma and grandad’

While most of us will be saving up hard to support our children in the future, it seems that increasingly our mums and dads are also playing their part. Research from housebuilder Taylor Wimpey shows that as many as one in 10 you...