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UK house prices stagnate ahead of Brexit – Nationwide

FILE PHOTO: Estate agent’s signs hang from houses in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham, Britain September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices rose by just 0.1 percent in annual terms in January, their weakest increase Read more ›

UK mortgage approvals show first annual rise in 14 months – UK Finance

LONDON (Reuters) – A decline in the number of mortgages approved by British high-street banks flattened out last month, with the first year-on-year rise since September 2017, figures from industry group UK Finance showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Property sale Read more ›

UK watchdog orders shake up of advisers to pension trustees

LONDON (Reuters) – Poor competition in the market for advice to pension fund trustees has resulted in “substantial customer detriment”, Britain’s competition watchdog said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, Read more ›

UK house price growth edges off five-year low – Nationwide

FILE PHOTO: A couple view properties for sale in an estate agents window in London, Britain August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British house price growth picked up slightly this month from October’s five-year low, but the Read more ›

UK house prices record biggest fall since April – Halifax

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices fell at the fastest pace since April last month, figures from mortgage lender Halifax showed on Friday, though other data pointed to a smaller slowdown, six months before Britain is due to leave the Read more ›

Wells Fargo planning its first post-crisis mortgage bond: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) is planning its first post-crisis offering of bonds tied to U.S. home loans without government backing, Bloomberg reported on Thursday citing people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: The sign at a Wells Read more ›

House prices rise only slowly again in September – Nationwide

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices rose only slowly again in September, extending their weak run since the 2016 Brexit vote, according to data published on Tuesday by mortgage lender Nationwide. FILE PHOTO: Terraced houses are seen in Primrose Hill, Read more ›

Britain to probe £4.1 billion ‘rip-off’ of telecoms, financial customers

LONDON (Reuters) – Telecoms and financial services companies face an investigation by Britain’s competition regulator after consumer body Citizens Advice complained that customers who do not switch providers were being “ripped off” . A businessman talks on his mobile phone Read more ›

UK annual house price growth picks up to nine-month high – Halifax

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices rose in the three months to August at their fastest annual rate since November last year, figures from major mortgage lender Halifax showed on Friday, bolstered by a gradual pick-up in wages and limited Read more ›

UK house price rise slips back to five-year low – Nationwide

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices grew by a weaker than expected 2.0 percent in August, mortgage lender Nationwide said, slipping back to a level last seen in June when prices rose at their slowest in five years. A residential Read more ›