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How much money do first-time buyers actually need to buy a £200,000 home?

From valuation and house survey fees to removal costs, first-time buyers could need to save around £5,000 more than their mortgage deposit to buy a house.

Inflation falls to 2% in May – what’s the best savings account to beat it?

Find out what the latest inflation figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) mean for your cash, and where to find the best savings accounts.

Should you lock away your cash in a 10-year fixed-term savings account?

Leeds Building Society's new 10-year fixed-term savings account pays 2.53% AER - but should you lock up your cash for a decade?

Three in five people with Help to Buy equity loans didn’t need one: NAO

Find out if you'd be better off opting for a 95% mortgage rather than using the government's Help to Buy scheme

Where can buy-to-let landlords make their money back the quickest?

New research claims to reveal the best cities for landlords hoping to recoup their initial investment costs quickly.

BBC scraps free TV licences for up to 3.7m over-75s: will you have to pay?

Up to 3.7 million pensioners will have to pay for their TV licence from June 2020 - find out how the TV licence system works and if you'll be affected by the changes

Notice account rates highest in seven years: is this the best savings account for you?

These types of accounts are offering the highest rates in seven years - find out how they work, and where to find the top rates

Nearly 12,000 council tax bills slashed in 2018-19: could you appeal your bill?

Nearly 12,000 people reduced their council tax bills last year by changing their property's band. Find out whether you could cut your bills

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More than a million families are missing out on tax-free childcare: are you eligible?

So far, only 8% of eligible families have signed up to the government childcare scheme. Find out how it works, and what the alternatives are

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Just six months left to open a Help to Buy Isa – but should you bother?

First-time buyers have until 30 November to benefit from this government-backed savings product - but should you sign up?

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