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The risk of being a ‘secret’ landlord: what to do if you want to let out your home

Becoming a landlord is getting tougher, according to new data from lender Kent Reliance. A quarter of landlords who sought a loan in 2017 found it more difficult than previously....

Admiral caught sending misleading premiums: are you affected?

Insurer Admiral has been supplying customers with inaccurate information on their renewal documents by publishing higher past premiums than were actually paid, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found. In...

House prices back to pre-crisis values: what does it mean for you?

For the first time in a decade, average house prices in all but one region of England have returned to their pre-financial crisis levels, new data from the Land Registry...

First-time buyers rejoice – 95% mortgages are surging

Mortgages for people with small deposits are surging at the moment, with almost 300 products to choose from – the highest number for this time of year since the 2008...

Warning: fraudsters are impersonating credit card firms in new text scam

If you receive an unsolicited text message from your credit card provider, think twice before hitting reply – it might be a scam, the police’s fraud bureau has warned. ActionFraud has issued...

Will tenancy insurance replace the six-week deposit?

The struggle to scrape together six weeks rent for a deposit could become a thing of the past, as a new mobile phone application is offering tenants the option to...

The most expensive places to be a landlord revealed

Landlords are losing a third of their rental income to meet the costs of running a buy-to-let property, new research has revealed. A survey by Kent Reliance found the average...

The end of the fiver: what to do with your old £5 notes

Time is running out to spend your old £5 notes. From 5 May, the cotton notes will be withdrawn and you’ll only be able to use new plastic fivers in...

Premium bond rate cut – have your odds of winning dropped?

The chances of winning a prize with premium bonds gets slimmer from Monday, as National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has sliced down the number of prizes on offer. The ‘premium...

One month left to spend your old £5 notes

You have just 25 days to spend your old £5 notes as, from 5 May, shops will stop accepting the cotton-made cash to pay for goods or services. The old...

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