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Our House Price Index – Rightmove..

Overview The price of property coming to market falls by an average of 1.7% (-£5,222) this month. It is the norm for new seller asking prices to fall at this time of year to attract buyers who are increasingly distracted by the run-up to Christmas. However, this is the largest drop in the month of […]

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Energy firms likely to miss smart meter deadline, warns Which?..

Large energy suppliers will need to triple the number of smart meters they are installing to meet a 2020 deadline, consumer group Which? has warned. It said firms would need to install 30 smart meters a minute, every day, for the next two years to replace the 46 million existing meters. At present, large energy […]

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UK retail sales hit by mild autumn..

Retail sales fell by a worse-than-expected 0.5% in October, after a mild autumn hit sales of winter clothes. Sales at household goods stores also fell 3% following a particularly strong August and September, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. For the three months to October, retail sales rose 0.4% – a considerable slowdown from the […]

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Energy bills to be capped in new year..

The new energy price cap will come into force on 1 January, saving 11 million customers an average of £76 a year on their gas and electricity bills. Regulator Ofgem has set the final level of the cap at £1,137 a year for an average dual fuel customer who pays by direct debit. It means […]

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This new Mediterranean style complex..

PRICE REDUCTION FOR A LIMITED TIME! 2 bed 2 bath apartments now from just 189,000€! Fantastic, key-ready development of apartments & townhouses, with open sea views and on a front line golf location. This new Mediterranean style complex is located in the sought after area of La Resina Golf ,near Marbella, a desirable location of […]

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North-South house price divide ‘to narrow’..

The North-South divide in house prices will narrow in the next five years as property values in northern England rise by a fifth, a report suggests. Estate agent Savills has predicted that British house prices will rise in line with average incomes from 2019 to 2024. But house price growth will range from 21.6% in […]

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Hopes rise of UK-EU financial service deal..

The UK has struck a deal with the EU on post-Brexit financial services, according to unconfirmed reports. The Times newspaper said London had agreed in talks with Brussels to give UK financial services firms continued access to the bloc. The pound has risen 1% against the dollar in response. But a government source said that […]

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House Price Index..

Subdued prices provide first-time buyer opportunity this autumn Average asking price of property coming to market rises by relatively muted 1.0% (+£3,184) this month, the lowest monthly rate of increase at this time of year since 2010 Slowest sector is properties with two bedrooms or fewer with a 0.1% monthly price fall, a result of […]

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Is it cheaper to keep heating on all day OR turn it off and on when needed?..

MARTIN LEWIS has revealed how to save money on utility bills this winter. Which is option is cheaper – turning your heating on and off or keep it on all day? The answer might shock you. Temperatures have dropped to near-freezing for most of the country and thousands will be thinking about finally turning on […]

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New top easy-access savings account as rates rise..

Nottingham Building Society has launched a new market-leading online easy-access savings account, paying 1.55% interest on £1,000 or more. Easy-access interest rates have risen generally over the past few weeks, since Goldman Sachs launched its new Marcus account in September. The account paid the highest rate we’d seen since January 2016, with the ‘Marcus effect’ kick-starting a series […]