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FT.com - Your Property
- Stamp duty revenues hit £10bn
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:12:25 GMT
Rising house prices and sales drive tax yield
- Most first-time home buyers since 2007
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:08:48 GMT
Halifax data highlights regional price disparities
- Chart that tells a story?.?.?.?prime London prices
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:50:21 GMT
Is the capital market running out of steam?
- Time to help Generation Rent
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:34:30 GMT
Improving the lot of the tenant would provide far more bang for the government?s buck than boosting ownership
Citywire Money, Tax and Property
- How to prevent a midlife mortgage crisis
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:31:28 +0100
As lenders clamp down on affordability, borrowers in their 40s and 50s are finding it harder to secure a mortgage.
- Borrowers may have to repay mortgages with pensions
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0100
Interest-only borrowers could be forced to use their pensions to pay their home loans, Age UK has warned.
- Homeowners could buy more state pension
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:57:48 +0100
Health minister Paul Burstow says pensioners should be allowed to use the equity in their homes to buy more state pension.
- Could a home 'equity bank' help boost pensions?
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0100
A think-tank has urged the government to set up a state-backed equity release scheme to enable more pensioners to tap into the value of their homes.
Citywire Investment News
- Slump in Kingfisher shares weighs on FTSE
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:04 +0100
BQ owner falls 7.5% on disappointing sales. FTSE flat as investor caution prevails amid geopolitical tension.
- Ashcourt Rowan boosts team with triple hire
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:59:57 +0100
Ashcourt Rowan has bolstered its investment management and advisory teams with three new hires.
- How is regulation feeding the outsourcing trend?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:59:52 +0100
New research from Knadel shows that wealth management firms are outsourcing in a way they haven?t before.
- Polar?s Yakas: banks have little choice but to increase payouts
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:31:47 +0100
John Yakas and Nick Brind, managers of the £184 million Polar Capital Global Financials trust, have argued that banks will soon have to begin returning capital to shareholders.
BBC Business News
- Standard Chartered board backs execs
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:49:46 GMT
Standard Chartered bank has backed its chief executive and chairman after media reports that they are under pressure to stand down.
- London Market Report
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:37 GMT
Shares in Kingfisher and Easyjet fall after disappointing earnings updates.
- Alstom charged with corruption
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:21:59 GMT
Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
- Unipart Automotive sheds 1,200 jobs
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:19:09 GMT
More than 1,200 jobs are lost from Solihull-based car parts firm Unipart Automotive as it goes into administration.
- Met investigated 18 justice campaigns
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:14:53 GMT
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
- Family of four in death crash named
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:09:14 GMT
Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.
- Hacking reporter spared prison
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:06:50 GMT
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.
- Stimpson captures triathlon gold
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:05:37 GMT
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.