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Homebuying ‘out of reach’ for many

The cost of buying a home in England has increased by £114,749 in the space of a decade, while the average salary continues to lag behind. According to research by the National Housing Federation, the typical price of a house wa...

‘Borrowers to blame for financial crisis’ – Minister

Finding the right mortgage deal can be a tricky balancing act, especially if banks are prepared to lend you more than you can afford. Borrowing too much during the economic boom played a hug...

Recession creating wave of ‘zombie households’

If you've been bringing up little ones over the past few years you'll know how hard it's been financially. But just how hard? Well,financial experts warn that the average family is £30,000 worse off now than it ...

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&#...

Money box scheme launched for first-time buyers

Do you remember the days when we used to save cash in little money boxes? Barratt is taking us back to those times with a new initiative designed to help first-time buyers. The scheme has been launched in the south-west of Englan...

Mortgage arrears ‘on the increase’

If you think it is all plain sailing once you secure a mortgage to buy your own home, think again. The hard part is by no means over once you take your first step on to the property ladder, with research indicating that we are no...

10 things we hate about our banks

Despite statistics showing that we are more likely to get divorced than switch current accounts, our relationships with our banks do not always run...

Millions of Brits happy to rent forever

To many people owning a home is crucial, and the thought of never being able to get onto the property ladder is daunting. However, a new study shows millions of Britons have accepted that they will never own a home, and some are...

£7,944 – the average family debt

In order to keep up with high inflation, many of us have been forced to cut back on our spending or borrow money in recent months. And now new research from Aviva shows that UK families have been forced to borrow £2,500 more on ...

Parents see rent pressures ease

Rent payments have recently proven to be a huge burden on the budgets of some UK families,with demand for rental properties forcing prices higher. But now it seems some slightly more positive news could be on the horizon,as res...