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UK house prices edge up, London falls again – Nationwide

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices picked up only a little bit of speed this month as the approach of Brexit weighed on the housing market, data from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A row of houses Read more ›

UK borrowers, defying Brexit nerves, regain appetite for credit

LONDON – British households took out more mortgages and increased their borrowing in January, adding to signs that consumers are less worried about Brexit than many businesses, Bank of England data showed. FILE PHOTO: A Union Jack themed Visa credit Read more ›

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 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 ›

MPs criticise RBS and Barclays for online banking outages

(Reuters) – Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) apologised for outages that hit its online and mobile banking services on Friday, the latest in a string of such failings at British banks which have drawn criticism from customers and members of 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 ›