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FT.com - Your Property
- Are lenders too relaxed about income multiples?
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:06:13 GMT
Loan-to-income multiples of three times joint income or more
- Lenders warn of ?affordability pressures?
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:50:09 GMT
Council of Mortgage Lenders says this is ?as good as it gets? for rates and that arrears may start to pick up
- Autumn Statement and your money
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:09:45 GMT
What chancellor George Osborne?s pronouncements on savings, pensions, tax and spending mean for individuals
- Homeowners urged to fix mortgage now
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:57:56 GMT
Gap between standard variable rates and fixed rates is growing
Citywire Money, Tax and Property
- Investors sunk £14m into Brazilian property 'black hole'
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:11:00 Z
Liquidated company behind a footballer-fronted scheme promised 30% returns but never started building
- UK ?absolutely not? in housing bubble, claims A-rated manager
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:34:10 Z
Jonathan Ingram, the Citywire A-rated co-manager of the JP Morgan UK Dynamic fund, has dismissed fears that the country?s property market is in dangerous territory.
- 'Rip-off' valuation fees hurt buyers and surveyors
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:29:39 +0100
An inquiry into property valuations has been launched amid complaints that lenders are exploiting borrowers and surveyors.
- 5 tales of house price rises
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:42:08 +0100
All the house price data are pointing to rises in property values. But why is it happening and how long will it last?
Citywire Investment News
- Russell poaches Aviva asset allocation head
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:10:03 Z
Mirko Cardinale will be head of multi-asset at Russell Investments.
- GAM's Hepworth: what the New Year holds for the five continents
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:26:08 Z
Looking into 2014, GAM's investment director expects a slight change of emphasis, particularly as the QE exit strategy is clarified. Here, he looks at what the year holds for investors on the five continents.
- Why team buys are a thing of the past for Brewin Dolphin
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:20:59 Z
The acquisition of teams will no longer form part of Brewin Dolphin?s growth strategy, says head of investment management Stephen Ford.
- Sports Direct leads FTSE 100 towards third day of losses
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:35:29 Z
Declines come as Fed QE tapering decision time draws ever closer.
BBC Business News
- Freephone to mean free, says Ofcom
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:02:00 GMT
Calls to freephone numbers will be free from mobile phones as well as landlines, says the telecoms regulator, Ofcom.
- VIDEO: Returning online gifts - your rights
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:01:07 GMT
Following Mega Monday - the busiest online shopping day in Britain - there appears to be a 10% increase in returns. So what are your rights when you send back online purchases?
- Horsemeat: UK food crime unit urged
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:52:18 GMT
A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
- London Market Report
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:37:17 GMT
Shares in Sports Direct fall 8% after its profits miss analysts' expectations, and the FTSE drops 1% on worries over US monetary policy.
- Problem hits ISS cooling system
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:09:04 GMT
The US space agency is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station.
- Secondary schools banding revealed
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:01:34 GMT
Twenty secondary schools achieve the highest band rating - eight less than last year according to performance rankings.
- Plan for big MP pay rise defended
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:59:42 GMT
The body which sets MPs' salaries defends its plan to give them an 11% pay rise, claiming this will not cost the taxpayer "a penny more" once other changes are taken into account.
- VIDEO: The Great Breakfast Bake Off
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:55:40 GMT
The Great British Bake off's Mary Berry judges the baking abilities of BBC Breakfast's Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin