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....”. Status checks are required by anyone opening a new bank or building society account under the Immigration Act 2014, but no measure has previously required checks on the scale of every current account in Britain. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Beleaguered savers have been given a small ray of hope in the current era of low interest rates after Leeds building society said it would guarantee a minimum of 0. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Leeds building society makes rate promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of September 2017 06:00:37 AM
. Beleaguered savers have been given a small ray of hope in the current era of low interest rates after Leeds building society said it would guarantee a minimum of 0. ...
UK banks to check 70m bank accounts in search for illegal immigrants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 07:00:26 PM
....”. Status checks are required by anyone opening a new bank or building society account under the Immigration Act 2014, but no measure has previously required checks on the scale of every current account in Britain. ...
Asking prices for London homes record biggest falls this decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 11:01:53 PM
.... This surprised some observers, because other surveys have suggested that the market was running out of steam. Nationwide building society said property values had dipped slightly by 0. ...
UK interest rate rise – what it could mean for savers and mortgage holders image
.... With fixed-rate mortgage deals the cheapest they have ever been, many would say now is the time to think about remortgaging for a fixed deal, or opting for one of these if you are looking at buying a property. For example, Yorkshire building society has a two-year fix priced at 0. ...
UK house prices rising amid shortage of properties, says Halifax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:42:06 AM
.... Between June and July they edged up to 104,760, the highest level since March 2016, according to HMRC figures. The other closely watched monthly house price index, from Nationwide, Britain’s biggest building society, showed house prices dipped 0. ...
Co-op closes in on £130m Nisa takeover as Sainsbury's pauses talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:31:02 AM
....Co-op already runs its own convenience store chain and is a wholesaler to a number of regional co-operatives. The potential deal with Nisa would be the first major acquisition for the group since its major financial crisis in 2013, partly caused by ill-advised buy-outs of the Somerfield grocery chain and the Britannia building society. ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger joins call to act over mis-sold PPI before deadline image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 09:55:00 AM
....Millions have already claimed compensation with payouts averaging £2,000 each and in some cases much more. Following a new rule change those who have had a claim rejected may also be entitled to compensation from their bank, building society or credit company. ...
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
....A No – quite the reverse judging by the mortgage lenders I’ve looked at. For example, the fee-free two-year tracker mortgage on offer from Nationwide building society has an interest rate of 1. ...
House price fall renews concern over cooling UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 07:15:43 AM
....The average price of a home fell 0. 1% between July and August to £210,495, according to Nationwide, Britain’s biggest building society. ...
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
.... An alternative is to switch to a bank with a larger free overdraft. Nationwide building society is offering those switching to its FlexDirect account a fee-free overdraft for 12 months – in effect giving the customer a year to get on top of their spending. ...
Here’s help to decide which of two Isas is the best to buy into image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....Savers can only access the bonus by instructing a solicitor or conveyancer during the house-buying process, with the bonus added to the mortgage and funds used to pay for a property transaction. On top of the government bonus, savers also pick up whatever interest is paid by the bank or building society where they open the Isa. ...
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
.... This resulted in housing wealth contributing an estimated £431bn to the overall increase in wealth. The total value of financial assets – such as bank and building society deposits, government bonds, shares in companies, life assurance and pensions held by households – increased by a £461bn, or 8%. ...
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
.... They fell 3% between May and June to 96,910, the lowest level since October 2016, according to HMRC data. A rival house price index from Nationwide, the UK’s biggest building society, painted a similar picture. ...
Lifetime Isa proving popular as young savers rush to snap them up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
....They launched with a whimper rather than a bang, but four months on, Lifetime Isas – or Lisas – seem to be proving popular. This week, Skipton building society revealed that 28,000 people had opened its cash version of the Lisa in just six weeks. ...
The day the credit crunch began, 10 years on: 'the world changed' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:15:56 PM
.... Within six weeks, members of the Bank’s court – its oversight body – were being whisked into the back entrance of Threadneedle Street in a people carrier with blacked-out windows to be told that money was haemorrhaging out of Northern Rock. For three days in the middle of September 2007, queues formed outside branches of the former building society – the first run on a UK high street bank since the 1860s. ...
House prices stabilise as number of homes on the market falls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 12:13:12 PM
....A shortage of homes for sale has kept house prices rising despite falling consumer incomes and political uncertainty, according to Nationwide. The building society said the price of the average house went up by 0. ...
UK buyers 'pay 22% premium' to live in national park image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 01:58:21 PM
....Living in one of the UK’s national parks doesn’t just mean easy access to beautiful countryside and breathtaking views – it also typically boosts the price of a property by 22%, research has revealed. A home located in a national park typically attracts a “price premium” of about £46,000 in cash terms over an otherwise identical property, said Nationwide building society. ...
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
....At the same time, some lenders have extended their maximum age for a borrower at the end of the term, making it easier for many people to stretch their loan. The Halifax’s maximum age is 80, for example, while the Family building society will let a 42-year-old take out a 40-year mortgage, or a 53-year-old take out a 30-year one. ...
Bank of England warns it will go after firms looking to mask risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 04:03:22 PM
....“That should not be a problem if lenders can be confident about the availability of such retirement income, or about the scope for the borrower to downsize and use the sale proceeds to pay off the balance of the loan,” he said. He noted that building society profit margins were coming under pressure, often because they were keeping savings rates higher to keep members happy. ...
House price inflation in April at six-month high, official figures show image
....Other surveys have suggested the market was running out of steam. Earlier this month, Nationwide building society reported that house prices fell 0. ...
Skipton Building Society to launch cash Lisa – that’s a lifetime Isa  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 02:36:00 PM
.... . The building society said it anticipates “strong” interest for the product - and people can register in advance on skipton. ...
Lifetime ISA providers: First cash LISA launched by Skipton Building Society  image
....“There isn’t a one size fits all approach to saving so it’s important people pause to think about their future and have a range of long-term options in mind – as well as reviewing these plans on a regular basis. “As a building society, our purpose has always been to support people in planning and preparing for their life ahead. ...
UK house prices fall for third month in a row for first time since financial crisis image
....The fall further dragged down the annual growth rate in May, to 2. 1%, the lowest in nearly four years, providing further evidence that the housing market is losing steam, according to Nationwide, the UK’s biggest building society. ...
House prices fell again in May, Nationwide says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:29:31 AM
....UK house prices fell for the third consecutive month in May, according to the Nationwide. It was the first time that prices had fallen for three months in a row since 2009, the building society said. ...
Nation of savers: Brits have £1.5 billion in piggy banks or coin jars image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:45:00 PM
. Six in 10 people think piggy banks are a great way to save, compared to 55 per cent who make regular savings into a bank or building society account. ...
If London subsidises the rest of the UK, where does that leave Scotland? | Nils Pratley image
.... Like the Co-op Bank, it proclaims its social purpose. And it has experience of takeovers, having absorbed many laggards from within the building society sector over the years. ...
Nationwide profits drop 18% as it shields savers from interest rate cuts image
....Nationwide Building Society’s profits slumped last year after it shielded savers from the full extent of the Bank of England’s interest rate cuts. As the UK’s largest building society reported a 18% fall in profit to £1bn, its chief executive, Joe Garner, said customers were alert to the economic risks associated with the Brexit negotiations and forecast that house price growth would slow to its lowest pace in four years to 2% in 2017. ...
Nationwide profits hit by low interest rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:20:53 AM
. Profits have fallen at Nationwide after the building society sought to protect savers from the impact of last year's interest rate cut. ...
How to be on the winning side as mortgage war hots up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....“Now there are a lot of lenders who offer mortgages to those with only a 5% deposit, but there is more choice and at much lower rates for those with a 10% or larger deposit,” says Boulger. David Hollingworth from London & Country Mortgages illustrates how saving for a bigger deposit can result in lower rates: “For example, the lowest two-year fixed rate to those with a 5% deposit is from Nottingham building society at 2. ...
One in three tenants borrow money to pay rent, says Shelter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:01:11 AM
.... Almost 100,000 tenants used money from parents that they had to pay back, while 91,000 borrowed from other family members or friends to tide themselves over. Some 57,000 took a loan from a bank or building society, while an estimated 42,000 turned to a payday loan, where the quoted interest rates can be in excess of 1,500% APR, despite price caps being in force. ...
Three cheers Nationwide for bloodying housebuilder noses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
. Overnight, Nationwide building society has made hundreds, and possibly thousands, of new-build flats and houses almost unsaleable – and they should be roundly applauded for doing so. ...
House prices fell again in April, Nationwide says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 07:25:06 AM
....UK house prices fell for the second month in a row during April, according to the Nationwide. The building society said prices dropped 0. ...
London rents fall sharply as monthly bill drops across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:03 AM
....1%. A separate index from Nationwide building society also found that prices fell nationally in March. ...
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous | Jonn Elledge image
.... “We are very pleased to offer borrowers the lowest mortgage rate ever available,” said a spokesman. “The cost of funding has fallen in recent weeks and, as a financially strong building society with no external shareholders to satisfy, we have the ability to pass this on to borrowers. ...
Yorkshire Building Society launches record low 0.89% mortgage rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:01:02 PM
....A spokesman for the Yorkshire, which announced in January that it was shutting 48 branches, said: “We are very pleased to offer borrowers the lowest mortgage rate ever available. The cost of funding has fallen in recent weeks and, as a financially strong building society with no external shareholders to satisfy, we have the ability to pass this on to borrowers. ...
Should you resist Lisa … out to lure you into saving for a property or retirement? image
.... There are so far only three, none of which are banks or building societies, giving savers limited choice. Skipton building society has said it will offer a cash Lisa in June. ...
Who is liable for £20,000 worth of jewellery stolen during our house move? image
....We had jewellery worth £20,000 stolen during our house move and our insurer is refusing to pay out. In the run-up to the move I phoned our home insurance provider, Yorkshire building society, to ask whether I was covered for the house move or whether I should get extra insurance offered by the removal firm. ...
Co-operative Group to write off the value of its stake in Co-op bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:30:15 AM
....The Co-operative Group, which now focuses on its grocery chain, funeral homes and insurance services, was forced to relinquish the majority of its stake in the bank after it emerged it required £1. 5bn in the wake of a disastrous takeover of the Britannia building society. ...
UK house prices in first monthly fall for 20 months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 06:59:16 AM
....5% in February. The average UK house price is now £207,308, the building society said. ...
Bradford & Bingley mortgage sale raises £11.8bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 06:57:25 AM
...." . Bradford & Bingley had been a conservatively-run building society, but in 1999 abandoned its mutual status and moved into riskier areas of lending. ...
The new 12-sided £1 coin launches – but you may not be able to use it image
....However, the change may bring an unexpected windfall for many families. Dan King, head of current accounts at the Nationwide building society, said the15 October deadline, when the round £1 coins will cease to be legal tender, could bring a financial surprise. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
How one council is beating Britain's housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... However austerity cuts that followed the economic depression saw subsidies withdrawn and council building slowed. This was the era when building societies expanded rapidly, financing the first boom in owner-occupation, led by the Abbey Road building society (now Santander). ...
Lords call for the banks to get back to basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Other providers include Barclays (Basic Current Account), HSBC (Basic Bank Account), Nationwide (FlexBasic), NatWest (Foundation Account), Royal Bank of Scotland (Basic Account), Santander (Basic Current Account), TSB (Cash Account) and Yorkshire Bank/Clydesdale Bank (Readycash). Norwich & Peterborough building society offered a basic bank account up until a few years ago, and those who still hold it will have to bank somewhere else because it is closing all of its current accounts by 31 August. ...
Co-operative Bank says it has interest of several credible buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:12:57 AM
....The 150-year old, ethically-minded bank failed a Bank of England stress test in 2014, and recently reported a £477m full-year loss. Problems at the Co-op Bank emerged in 2013, four years after its disastrous takeover of the Britannia building society. ...
RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches as customers go digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:05:29 PM
....RBS is the latest high street player to announce branch cuts. In January, HSBC said it was shutting a further 62 branches this year, on top of 55 already earmarked for closure, while Yorkshire building society revealed it was closing 48 branches, 28 of which are Norwich & Peterborough outlets. ...
Are these cashback deals  a carrot… or a costly stick? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... You can borrow up to 80% of the property’s value, and there is no product fee. West Bromwich building society’s two-year fix at 2. ...
Should we hand all our house money to our conveyancer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:29 AM
....A It’s not clear why you think your money will be safer with the seller’s solicitor than with your conveyancer. Like solicitors, licensed conveyancers – who are regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) – are required to keep a client’s money safely and separately from their business’s money, typically in a specially designated client account at a bank or building society. ...
Foxtons sees property sales plunge as Brexit vote hits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:06:35 AM
....Foxtons currently has 67 branches across London and the home counties. Earlier this month, building society Nationwide said UK house prices had accelerated in February with property values rising by 4. ...
UK’s star fund manager aims to win over the older savers market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:00:08 AM
....It says it will pay an initial 5% income, it is looked after by the most successful investment manager of his generation, it can be put into a tax-free Isa and comes under the financial services compensation scheme. With building society accounts paying just 1% on deposits, should savers take the risk of investing in Neil Woodford’s new Income Focus fund of high dividend-paying shares?. ...
House sellers 'should pay stamp duty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:38:01 PM
. Stamp duty should be a tax on property sellers, rather than buyers, to help those trying to buy their first home, a major UK building society has said. ...
UK house prices accelerated in February, says the Nationwide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:51:42 AM
....5% in a year, the Nationwide has said. The building society said that house prices were up by 0. ...
Payday loans complaints rise 22% despite FCA clampdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:01:20 AM
....The average “uphold rate” over the six-month period, where the ombudsman finds in favour of the consumer, was 42%. Coventry building society had the lowest uphold rate at 6%, while HFC Bank, a subsidiary of HSBC, had the highest at 87%. ...
PPI still dominates financial ombudsman's in-tray image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:14:54 AM
....Top of the list in the last half of 2016 was the Bank of Scotland, which is part of the Lloyds banking group, with nearly 20,000 new complaints against it. It was followed by Lloyds bank itself, Barclays, HSBC, NatWest, the credit card firms Capital One and MBNA, Santander and the Nationwide building society. ...
‘Buy for Uni’ mortgage turns students into landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:28:35 AM
....74% depending on what security is provided and the term of the mortgage. Chief executive of the building society, Gary Brebner, says the mortgage acts as a gateway product to get on the property ladder. ...
Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....If after that date you discover some paper £5 notes in a drawer or tucked in a coat pocket, don’t despair – all Bank of England notes retain their face value for all time. If your bank, building society or post office refuses to accept them, they can be exchanged at the Bank of England in London’s Threadneedle Street, either by post or in person. ...
Savers told to vote with their feet for best deals, says finance expert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
Co-op Bank faces struggle to find owner with ethics – and deep pockets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....The Co-op Bank’s ethical credentials, which include not doing business with companies that breach human rights or are involved in animal testing, are “a bedrock and central strand to many of the relationships we have with our retail customers,” said Coleman. Coleman is looking for a buyer, and considering other options, to shore up the ruinous financial position created by the disastrous deal between the Co-op and Britannia building society eight years ago. ...
Co-op Bank is up for sale – is it time to leave? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
....”. Fensom points out how, in the wake of its disastrous merger with Britannia building society and near financial collapse, the bank asked members about revising its ethical policy – and the response was that customers wanted a strengthening, not weakening, of its ethical stance. ...
Nationwide should swallow Co-op Bank | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 06:25:56 PM
.... Why not? When, 50 years ago in my student days, I opened a Co-op Bank account I went next door to the Co-operative Permanent Building Society branch to start saving. That building society is now Nationwide. ...
Bank or building society? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:37:00 PM
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The Co-op Bank is the new Bradford & Bingley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:34:40 PM
....4 million current account holders, and a now half-decent mortgage book – have value. The bad bits – the remaining toxic loans (much of them acquired from the disastrous merger with Britannia building society) – will have to be run off. ...
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. ...
Five minute guide to tracing your lost financial assets image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:57:00 PM
....UNCLAIMED ASSETS. Up to £15 billion could be lying in dormant life insurance policies, bank and building society accounts, Premium Bonds, investment funds and pensions, according to the Unclaimed Assets Register. ...
After the Italian job, BT boss must make sure success doesn’t blow up in his face image
.... Chancellor Philip Hammond admitted he was stuck with the 73% stake. Co-op Bank almost collapsed in 2013 amid a drugs scandal surrounding its former chairman, Paul Flowers, and a black hole in its accounts that kept getting bigger following an ill-fated tie-up with Britannia building society four years earlier. ...
What the dip in sterling means for your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... S. aga Platinum waives charges, but is restricted to the over 50s, while the charge-free Nationwide Select Credit Card is only open to the building society’s current account customers. ...
Tax return DEADLINE: Millions urged to act TODAY to avoid £100 fine  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 04:14:00 PM
.... If you owe any capital gains tax from selling investments, such as shares or property, worth more than £11,100 you'll also need to fill out the return. The bill must be paid by the deadline, either online, over the phone, at your bank or building society or at the Post Office. ...
Whistleblower wins out over HSBC charges; plus, Sky ditches the dishes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 02:25:22 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. Yorkshire building society to close 48 branches and ditch current accounts. ...
Yorkshire building society to close 48 branches and ditch current accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 04:06:52 PM
. Yorkshire building society is closing 48 branches in a move it partly blamed on “an increasing desire among customers to transact digitally rather than on the high street”. ...
Paying for care at home: how to negotiate the minefield image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
How to tackle your debts if you overspent this Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:00:12 AM
....But what about switching your current account if you are overdrawn? Payment body Bacs, which runs the Current Account Switch Service, says you can. However, it adds that you will need to agree any overdraft facilities you require with your new bank or building society. ...
Deadline: one month left to file your tax return image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
.... Higher-rate taxpayers can earn up to £500. Savings income includes interest from bank, building society and credit union accounts, plus income from government or company bonds, and interest (but not dividend distributions) from investment funds. ...

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