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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
House price growth hits lowest level since 2013 – but here’s why crash looks unlikely image
....8 per cent over the year to March, a hefty fall from 5. 1 per cent in February, to a level not seen since May 2013, as measured by Halifax. ...
Lloyds to pay £100m fraud compensation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:40:13 AM
....LLoyds has announced that it is setting aside a further £100m, to compensate customers who lost money in a fraud scandal. Six people, two of whom had worked for Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) - owned by Lloyds - were jailed in February. ...
House price growth at lowest for four years, says Halifax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 07:50:30 AM
....8%, the lowest rate since May 2013, and down from 5. 1% in the year to February, said the Halifax. ...
Lloyds reveals location of 100 branch closures as it cuts 325 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 12:27:47 PM
.... The net total includes 96 new roles. The latest closures affect 54 Lloyds branches, 22 Halifax branches and 24 Bank of Scotland outlets across the country. ...
Lloyds names locations for 100 branch closures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:54:31 AM
....They are among a programme of 400 branch closures already announced in principle. Some 54 Lloyds branches will be affected, alongside 24 Bank of Scotland and 22 Halifax branches. ...
It's that time of year to spring clean your finances with the help of our expert tips image
....”. Market-leading balance transfer cards from Halifax or MBNA charge zero interest for 43 months. ...
Lloyds to shrink hundreds of UK branches to two staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:29:14 PM
....Banks are closing branches across the country due to the rise of online banking. Lloyds – which owns Bank of Scotland and Halifax – has already announced plans to close 400 of its branches, with more than 9,000 job losses, while last month Royal Bank of Scotland said it was shutting 158 sites, mostly NatWest’s, and the Co-operative Bank is battling to find a buyer amid fears about its future. ...
Lloyds Bank to shrink hundreds of branches in size image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:00:44 PM
....The new "micro branches" will be staffed by just two people, who will help customers to use machines, including pay-in devices. Some of those being converted will be Halifax and Bank of Scotland branches. ...
How to fight back against age bias on finances image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
Hurricane makes 'largest undeveloped' oil find in UK waters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:10:03 AM
....The company believes the oil they found forms part of the same giant field. Drilling at the Halifax prospect found a column of oil-bearing rock of at least 1,156m. ...
The death of the mortgage salesman is unfortunately premature image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....Brokers argue the commission should be seen as an administration fee, as they now carry out a lot of the legwork traditionally done by the lender – from affordability checks to regulatory and compliance paperwork. They also say Halifax has always paid retention fees, which hasn’t distorted the market. ...
Lords call for the banks to get back to basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... But usually they don’t come with a cheque book or pay credit interest. Lloyds Banking Group, which includes Halifax and Bank of Scotland, dominates this sector –it has a 49% market share and has been opening around 25,000 basic accounts a month. ...
Five minute guide to getting the most form home sale image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 01:48:00 PM
....This is still a seller’s market because of a shortage of properties for sale and the continuing rise of house prices, up 5. 1 per cent in the year to February, according to Halifax. ...
Has TalkTalk’s security been breached yet again? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
.... TalkTalk denies responsibility and has refused to refund victims, saying it was just one of a number of tech firms targeted. But Jane Hatton from Halifax in West Yorkshire contacted Money to say that the fraudsters now appear to have access to the very latest customer details. ...
Hopeful Britons counting on 2017 property boom image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Fears Brexit would dampen sentiment have been dismissed with 54 per cent expecting growth and just 7 per cent fearing a decline, according to research by estate agents Keatons. The survey follows yesterday’s Halifax house price index showing 5. ...
Bank of England deputy's slip-up was astonishing – but its reaction was predictable | Nils Pratley image
....Encouraging news from the housing market: cooler winds are blowing. The rate of growth in prices fell in February to the lowest for three and a half years, according to the Halifax’s index. ...
House price growth slowest since 2013, says Halifax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:53:35 AM
. The annual rate of growth in UK house prices has slowed to its lowest pace in three and a half years, according to the Halifax. ...
Buy-to-let landlords face huge tax increase from new law image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Stamped on The buy-to-let tax onslaught should at least give first-time buyers a better chance of getting on the property ladder. Some 335,750 bought their first home last year, the highest number since the financial crisis, Halifax says. ...
Payday loans complaints rise 22% despite FCA clampdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:01:20 AM
.... However, the 3,000 or so PPI complaints the ombudsman service typically receives in a week is down from a high of 12,000. Bank of Scotland, which includes brands such as the Halifax and Birmingham Midshires, was the most complained-about business during the period with 19,555 complaints. ...
Lloyds reports biggest profits since financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:49:43 AM
....”. As well as owning Halifax and Bank of Scotland (HBOS), the group owns 200,000 cars through its leasing business, provides financing for car deals through Black Horse – where lending increased 20% during the year – and is in the process of buying the MBNA credit card business. ...
How to drive a hard bargain image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Hagger said another option is to use an interest-free credit card, if your dealer allows it, with Halifax and Sainsbury’s charging zero per cent for 30 and 29 months respectively. ...
Government willing to admit UK housing market is
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... The surging UK population and rock-bottom interest rates have driven prices to dizzying levels, forcing buyers to over-extend themselves and risk losing all in a property crash. This state of affairs cannot go on forever and it looks like it might soon change, as property prices fell £2,000 in January, according to Halifax. ...
Fraud case and falling share price take shine off Lloyds’s farewell to taxpayer image
....That Hammond is on the brink of being able to make such a claim makes a stark contrast with his prospects of selling the government’s 73% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, and comes after a tumultuous period for Lloyds, punctuated with reminders about the troubles inside HBOS. The Halifax Bank of Scotland combination existed for just seven short years after the former building society merged with the Edinburgh-based bank in 2001, embarking on a mission to create a new force in the UK financial sector. ...
UK house prices fell in January for the first time in five months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 10:34:19 AM
....UK house prices fell at the turn of the year, the first monthly drop since last August, according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender. Experts said the figures pointed to a market slowdown in 2017, although Halifax said a shortage of houses for sale should prevent a steep slump in prices. ...
Mortgage affordability unchanged despite rising house prices, report finds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
. Halifax calculated that new borrowers could expect to spend 30 per cent of their take-home pay on their mortgage in the final quarter of 2016 - unchanged from the percentage a year earlier in the last three months of 2015. ...

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