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.... The monthly fall in the capital is the largest since December 2016. The figures come days after the Halifax said UK house price growth had picked up last month, with a 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Asking prices for London homes record biggest falls this decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 11:01:53 PM
.... The monthly fall in the capital is the largest since December 2016. The figures come days after the Halifax said UK house price growth had picked up last month, with a 1. ...
House prices hit record high as market shakes off Brexit doom-mongers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:54:00 AM
....1 per cent last month, taking annual growth to 2. 6 per cent, as measured by lender Halifax. ...
UK house prices rising amid shortage of properties, says Halifax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:42:06 AM
....The average price of a house rose by 1. 1% to £222,293 in August, said Halifax, which is owned by Lloyds Banking Group. ...
Parents urged to save THOUSANDS to cope with cost of bringing up children  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:14:00 AM
....75 per cent, Nationwide paying 2. 25 per cent, and Halifax and Lloyds both paying 2 per cent. ...
How to avoid a disaster on your home improvements image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 03:31:00 PM
....Some have been left for weeks on end without windows, others have seen their newly laid patio sink into the soil, or watched aghast as waste water poured down their inner walls. Big money is at stake, with one in five homeowners spending at least £11,000 each on home improvements in the last two years, according to Halifax, and bigger jobs costing much more. ...
Is buying online from China a good idea? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 06:00:36 AM
.... “The site lets you choose whether to pay in US dollars or pounds – in which case AliExpress does the conversion. If you have a top overseas debit or credit card, such as the Halifax Clarity Mastercard or Barclaycard Platinum travel credit card, opt for US dollars. ...
Refund for table shattering and rise in personal borrowing cools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:44:19 PM
....I wanted a refund for an ‘exploding’ table, but Argos shattered the idea. A single issue with Halifax: please accept both my names. ...
Alleged mastermind behind bank cyber-attacks extradited to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:27:14 PM
....The British man, Daniel Kaye, 29, is accused of attempting to blackmail the banks after using an infected network of computers known as the Mirai#14 botnet. Over two days from 11 January to 13 January, Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland were bombarded with millions of fake requests, designed to grind the groups’ systems to a halt in what is known as a “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attack. ...
Does the help-to-buy scheme really offer the best rates? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:26:11 PM
....So rates don’t seem to be better with those lenders who offer mortgages for the help-to-buy scheme and nor is choice. Barclays, for example, doesn’t offer a three-year fixed-rate option to help-to-buy customers and Santander points out that, under the help to buy rules, it is not able to offer cash incentives such as Halifax’s £750 cashback deal to help its first-time borrowers settle in. ...
A single issue with Halifax: please accept both my names image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 06:00:26 AM
.... I got married earlier this year and decided to continue using my maiden name for professional purposes. However, I am having difficulty paying cheques into my Halifax account because my maiden and married names do not match. ...
Going up or digging deep, how to finance a home extension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 05:59:28 AM
....Research this week confirmed what many people in areas such as London will know already, as evidenced by the fleets of scaffolding lorries and skips converging on residential streets: there has been a dramatic rise in the number of loft conversions. The Halifax analysed local authority data for England, Scotland and Wales for 2012-2016 and found planning applications have risen every year. ...
Software update leaves Samsung TVs unusable, plus identity theft soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:42:04 PM
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. Lloyds and Halifax customers face up to 52% APR overdraft fee. ...
Going underground: number of Britons digging basements soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 05:01:05 AM
....Britain has seen a 183% increase in planning applications for basement extensions, as homeowners barred from climbing the housing ladder by high prices decide to burrow down instead. The number of loft conversions has also risen dramatically, according to mortgage lender Halifax, in a bid to circumvent a soaring property market. ...
A free railcard or a £2,000 overdraft? How to pick the best student account image
....What is the best overdraft deal? An interest-free overdraft means you can go overdrawn for free – ie, there will be no charges for going into the red, although you do, of course, eventually have to repay the money (and there can be painful costs if you go beyond your limit). There have also been some cutbacks by HSBC and Halifax this year, with no banks any longer offering £3,000 overdrafts to freshers. ...
Lloyds and Halifax customers face up to 52% APR overdraft fee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
. There is growing anger among some Lloyds and Halifax customers – those who regularly use their overdraft – after they received letters from the banks this week warning them that the cost of going overdrawn could shoot up after November. ...
Boom or bust: what’s the truth about UK house prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 03:00:48 PM
....Britain’s housing market has hit the buffers as political uncertainty, stamp duty changes and squeezed household incomes all dampen buyer demand. Over the past week, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, Halifax, said that annual house price growth had slowed to the weakest rate in four years and the official surveyors’ body said that activity was back to 2011 levels in some parts of the UK. ...
Wilko warns nearly 4,000 staff could lose jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 12:06:40 PM
....This week Asda, Britain’s third-largest supermarket, singled out 3,257 employees in 18 underperforming and overstaffed stores, and is also understood to also be looking at staffing levels in a further 59 of its supermarkets. The 18 stores facing staff cuts include branches in Halifax in West Yorkshire, Broadstairs in Kent and the Basildon Eastgate store in Essex. ...
Thousands of Asda workers face redundancy or reduced hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:08:18 PM
....The GMB union said it had been contacted by worried Asda workers “fearing for their jobs” after new business plans were shared with store managers that included a substantial reduction in staff hours worked. The 18 stores facing staff cuts include branches in Halifax in West Yorkshire, Broadstairs in Kent and the Basildon Eastgate store in Essex. ...
Total UK wealth tops £10tn thanks to City and property boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 11:01:22 PM
....”. The Halifax, an arm of Lloyds Bank, said in its monthly snapshot of the property market that house price inflation had eased since the turn of the year. ...
House prices fall for FOURTH quarter in a row but here’s why homeowners shouldn't panic  image
. It is the first time quarterly values have fallen for four successive months in a row since 2012, as measured by Halifax. ...
UK house price rises slow to four-year low, says Halifax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 09:54:34 AM
....Annual house price growth has slowed to the lowest rate in four years, according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender. Despite the slowdown, Halifax, which is owned by Lloyds Banking Group, said house price growth was still underpinned by low mortgage rates and a shortage of homes for sale, which have countered falling household incomes. ...
Goodbye 25-year mortgages, but are we walking into a borrowing trap? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
.... And the big plus point of this is lower bills: stretching the term reduces the monthly payments, which can seem very attractive. For example, Halifax says someone who takes out one of its mortgages to buy a £200,000 house could expect to pay from £809 a month if they go for a 25-year term. ...
Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:00:31 AM
....In general, don’t use your credit card in ATMs as there is usually a minimum £3 fee, with interest on top. The Halifax Clarity card is the exception which offers fee-free withdrawals. ...
UK house prices rise nearly 5% despite political turmoil image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 01:05:46 PM
....The ONS uses data from the Land Registry. Its annual house price growth has slowed since mid-2016 but remains faster than the 2-3% growth reported by major mortgage lenders Halifax and Nationwide in recent months. ...
Gig economy: Financial advice for the self-employed  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” . Malhi says there are steps you can take to make it easier: “Some lenders, such as Halifax, only require one year’s accounts history, but most will require more. ...
Lloyds and Halifax customers set for THESE huge changes to overdraft fees  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 04:09:00 PM
.... Customers will also be sent free texts when their balance is low to further help people to budget. It means a Halifax Reward current account customer who goes overdrawn by £100 of their planned limit for 10 days, and unplanned by £50 for two of those days will pay £1. ...
Lloyds Bank brings in single overdraft rate in radical shake-up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:01:08 PM
. Lloyds Bank is to radically change the way it charges for overdrafts on its 20m accounts, including those at Halifax and Bank of Scotland, in a move it claims will leave most customers better off – although one in 10 could pay significantly more. ...
Spending falls at fastest rate for four years as consumers tighten belts image
.... New car sales in the UK fell for a third month in June, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, ending five years of solid growth. There are also signs that housing market demand is cooling, with Halifax reporting a 1% drop in average prices in June, to £218,390. ...
Switching your current account – Five minute guide with all you need to know image
....”. NatWest recently cut the cashback on its Reward account from 3 per cent to 2 per cent, while Halifax cut the £5 monthly payment on its Reward Account to £3 in February. ...
UK house price fall takes annual growth rate to slowest in four years image
....UK house prices fell unexpectedly in June, dragging the annual rate of growth to the lowest level in four years in the latest sign that consumers are shying away from major spending commitments. The average cost of a home fell by 1% over the month to £218,390 according to Halifax, one of the UK’s biggest mortgage lenders. ...
What’s your policy when it comes to having a perfect holiday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
....Most travel insurance which comes as part of a packaged bank account becomes invalid at a certain age. HSBC, NatWest and Halifax put the limit at 70, Nationwide 75, and the Co-op 80. ...
Up goes travel insurance, all under the umbrella of Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... For both, the mobile phone insurance excess is increased from £75 to £100. Other banks offering packaged accounts include Lloyds, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, TSB, M&S Bank and the Yorkshire and Clydesdale bank. ...
Consumer confidence collapsed after general election, YouGov finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 11:05:13 PM
....Howard Archer, chief economic advisor to the EY Item Club, said: “Stuttering housing market activity has recently been weighing down on house prices. May data from the Halifax showed annual house price inflation at a four-year low of 3. ...
Holiday car hire: how to avoid the add-ons that can double your bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 05:59:00 AM
....However, there are cards out there that won’t charge a penny in loading fees or other bank charges when you use them overseas in shops, hotels and restaurants, or to withdraw money from cash machines. These include the Halifax Clarity credit card. ...
Buying my own place was an impossible dream – here’s how it came true image
.... As a Generation Rent 34-year-old millennial living in London and working as a freelance journalist on a modest income, buying my own place always felt like an impossible dream. For starters, the average deposit for first-time buyers in London has jumped 276% in the past decade to a staggering £100,445, according to the Halifax. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....After Rydon won the contract to refurbish Grenfell, it commissioned the ventilation specialist Witt UK to work on the project, it emerged on Wednesday. Witt UK, based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, previously had a page on its website that boasted of work by one of its subsidiaries, PSB UK, on Grenfell Tower. ...
Election exacerbating UK property slowdown, say surveyors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:19:01 PM
....The average number of properties on the books of surveyors was just 43 - another record low. Earlier this week the Halifax said annual house price inflation had slowed to 3. ...
UK house prices rise for first time in five months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:54:02 AM
....“Surveyors up and down the UK are observing on the ground what many others in the industry suspect; those who need to move are doing so, and those who are seriously considering it are just ‘holding off’ for a few weeks and then, regardless of the election result, are likely to get on with it,” said Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau. A shortage of properties coming onto the market was reflected in a separate report from Halifax, which said a lack of supply helped to drive the first rise in house prices in five months in May. ...
House price growth cools further in May, says Halifax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:54:52 AM
. The annual rate of house price growth is continuing to slow, according to the UK's biggest mortgage lender, the Halifax. ...
How to make your holiday cash go further this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:05:00 AM
....”. A handful of credit cards have no foreign usage charges, including Creation Everyday, Halifax Clarity, Nationwide Select, Post Office Money Platinum and Barclaycard Platinum Travel. ...
Best bank accounts for FREE money as HSBC launches £200 switch offer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 02:04:00 PM
....Another option is a free £125 after opening a First Direct account through MoneySupermarket until July 3. The Halifax Reward Current Account also pays £75 to new customers and then £3 a month, as long as £750 a month is paid in, the balance stays in credit and two direct debts are set-up. ...
UK house prices fall for third month in a row for first time since financial crisis image
....He noted real incomes were under pressure as inflation had overtaken wage growth, although the number in work continued to rise at a healthy pace and the unemployment rate hit a 42-year low in the three months to March. The UK’s other main house price index, from mortgage lender Halifax, is also on a downward trend. ...
Banks 'rebuilding reputation' after crash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:03:44 PM
....This is despite widespread concern among debt charities over lending policies and overdraft charges among High Street banks. Virgin Money is second on the Reputation Institute's ranking, followed by Halifax, Lloyds Banking Group and Metro Bank. ...
Take a break from the falling pound … you can still minimise your holiday costs image
....”. Another good buy is Halifax’s Ultimate Reward Account at £15 a month (£12 if you pay in at least £750 a month) offering a comprehensive worldwide multi-trip policy. ...
Sandbanks and Salcombe top UK seaside property league image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
.... Next in price is the sailing hotspot of Salcombe, further along the south coast in Devon, where a house will set you back £618,000. The data from mortgage lender Halifax showed, however, that the price of a sea view still lags behind the wider UK housing market. ...
Travelex to withdraw Supercard due to ‘high costs’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... There’s no cash withdrawal fee and no interest on overseas withdrawals if you pay in full every month. Or there is the Halifax Clarity MasterCard. ...
The fishing port where the catch is soaring house prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 09:16:27 PM
....Over the last decade, house prices here have risen faster than any other seaside town in Britain. According to the Halifax, prices have nearly doubled, from an average of £70,000 in 2006, to £137,000 in 2016. ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Jordan Hiscott, chief trader at Ayondo Markets, says the Government took a huge risk in using taxpayer funds to bail out private sector banks and has silenced critics who said it would never get its money back. He says Lloyds, which also owns the Halifax and Bank of Scotland, is proving to be a remarkable success story. ...
Best bank accounts for FREE money: How to switch and earn £250 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 03:52:00 PM
....Customers can then open the five per cent regular saver, which allows up to £300 to be paid in every month for a year - although no withdrawals can be made during this time. It's also worth considering the Halifax Reward Current Account, which pays £75 to new customers and then £3 a month, as long as £750 a month is paid in, the balance stays in credit and two direct debts are set-up. ...
Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:45:44 PM
....3bn bailout of the high street lender. It will be confirmed on Wednesday that the Treasury has finally extricated itself from its shareholding in the bank – owner of Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Scottish Widows –which it rescued during at the depths of the financial crisis. ...
Best savings rates: How to make your money work harder image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:43:00 PM
....Customers can then open the five per cent regular saver, which allows up to £300 to be paid in every month for a year - although no withdrawals can be made during this time. It's also worth considering the Halifax Reward Current Account, that pays £75 to new customers and then £3 a month, as long as £750 a month is paid in, the balance stays in credit and two direct debts are set-up. ...
How YOU can get up to £2,500 cashback from your mortgage  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:59:00 PM
. Barclays, Halifax, Skipton Building Society and Clydesale and Yokrshore banks are among the providers all currently offering the bungs. ...
Surveyors predict 'flat summer' in housing market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:35:58 PM
....One reason it cited was uncertainty over the general election. Earlier this week the Halifax said average house prices had fallen over the last three months - the first quarterly drop in nearly five years. ...
'Stagnant' buyer demand puts the brakes on UK housing market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:01:33 PM
....Its report is the latest in a series of recent surveys suggesting that the slowdown is getting worse as household budgets continue to be squeezed and affordability pressures bite. It comes days after the Halifax said house prices fell by 0. ...
House price news: Values fall for first time since 2012 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 03:30:00 PM
....Values dropped by 0. 2 per cent in the three months to April 2017, marking a decline not seen since November 2012, as measured by Halifax. ...
UK high street sales weak as shoppers focus on buying essentials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:01:52 AM
.... Retail sales were 1. 8% lower in March than in February, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said new car sales were almost 20% lower in April than a year earlier, while the Halifax said house prices in April – the start of the spring housebuying season – fell 0. ...
Are UK house prices starting to fall? The Halifax thinks so image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 09:31:28 AM
....The average property fell in value by 0. 1% in April, according to data from Halifax. ...
UK house prices in first quarterly fall since 2012 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 08:36:14 AM
. UK house prices are "stagnating" and have actually fallen in the last three months, according to the Halifax. ...
Is Triodos the ethical bank that could replace the Co-op? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
.... They initially receive a £125 gift card, which will then be topped up with £5 each month they deposit £1,000-plus in their account during the first year. Meanwhile, Halifax has a no-monthly-fee Reward account, where you get a £3 payment each month you pay in £750 or more, plus a £75 switching inducement. ...
RBS and Lloyds IT faults cause online banking frustrations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 03:24:55 PM
.... Some customers said their transfers were disappearing. Lloyds admitted that customers of all its brands, which include Halifax and Bank of Scotland, were being affected by a slow online service. ...
London rents fall sharply as monthly bill drops across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:03 AM
.... In London, the supply of new homes to let was up 18%, it said, but the number of tenants looking for properties had fallen by 3%. The pace of house price increases has also slowed across Britain, according to the most recent Halifax price index. ...
Will Lloyds chief enjoy plain sailing or will he jump ship? | Nils Pratley image
.... With a 25% share of the UK retail market, the bank is currently playing in a league of its own and can expect to do so for years. The big danger passed last year, when the Competition and Markets Authority issued a woefully supine report that opted not to impose a structural shake-up on the sector, liberating Halifax from the Lloyds stable. ...
Nestlé to axe 300 UK jobs and move Blue Riband production to Poland image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 03:32:22 PM
....Nestlé is cutting up to 300 jobs in the UK and switching production of the Blue Riband chocolate bar to Poland, a move that has angered unions. The Swiss confectioner said most of the jobs would be lost in Newcastle and York, during 2017-18, but that its sites in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and Girvan, Ayrshire, would also be affected. ...
Blue Riband biscuit production to be moved to Poland image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:37:22 PM
....Confectionery giant Nestle plans to cut almost 300 jobs, mainly in York and Newcastle, and move production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to one of its factories in Poland. Sites in Halifax and Girvan will also be hit, but the company hopes to cut jobs through voluntary redundancies. ...
How to find the best personal loan without damaging your credit rating image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
....”. Aside from TSB, they include HSBC, Ikano Bank and RateSetter, plus the Halifax, NatWest and Barclays (with the last three you must be an existing customer). ...
Surveyors get gloomy as property market stagnates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:19:32 PM
....8% in the year to February, a small rise on the previous month. However, both Nationwide and the Halifax have said that house price inflation is moderating. ...
UK house price growth 'picking up' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 09:33:40 AM
....3% in January, it said. More recent figures from the Nationwide and the Halifax have suggested that house price growth is slowing down. ...
Small towns seethe at bank closures, but others are plotting a new future image
.... The average age of Monzo’s customers is, like the boss, just 31, and, says Blomfield, they rarely go into a traditional bank branch. Back at Lloyds headquarters, David Oldfield, group director in charge of the branch network (including Halifax and Bank of Scotland), scans transaction figures from the 200 branches slated for closure. ...
Post-Brexit-vote surge for UK economy comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:34:17 PM
.... The ONS said monthly construction figures were prone to swings and it noted three-month on three-month figures showed output continued to rise. There were also fresh signs of a housing market slowdown as Halifax, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, reported house prices were rising at their slowest annual pace for almost four years. ...

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