Economy

First homes cost £222,000 thanks to pandemic price climb

UK house prices fall in January as property market runs out of steam

First homes cost £222,000 thanks to pandemic price climb First homes cost £222,000 thanks to pandemic price climb First-time buyers now have to find an extra £14,675 on average to get on the housing ladder thanks to emergency policies that have helped fuel a property market that continues to defy common sense. Tax relief, record low interest rates and now …

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Why your boss wants to know about your debts

Why your boss wants to know about your debts

Why your boss wants to know about your debts Why your boss wants to know about your debts Covid shook up our relationship with work like nothing else. It changed the conversation about where, how and under what circumstances we work – both as a nation and also as a labour force of individuals. At the same time, a similarly …

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Shoppers warned not to spend the pennies all at once when lockdown ends

Shoppers warned not to spend the pennies all at once when lockdown ends

Shoppers warned not to spend the pennies all at once when lockdown ends Shoppers warned not to spend the pennies all at once when lockdown ends There were already signs of a spending spark back in the dark depths of February. Figures released this week show that as we received news of the roadmap to get us out of lockdown …

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Consumers warned of Covid insurance gaps as uncertain holiday season approaches

Consumers warned of Covid insurance gaps as uncertain holiday season approaches

Consumers warned of Covid insurance gaps as uncertain holiday season approaches Consumers warned of Covid insurance gaps as uncertain holiday season approaches Millions of us flocked to holiday websites in the hours and days after Boris Johnson revealed the timetable for the latest lockdown easing, despite warnings that the chances of being able to get off our islands this summer …

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PagoFX: Easy and secure international money transfers, backed by Santander

Pago FX: Easy and secure international money transfers, backed by Santander

PagoFX: Easy and secure international money transfers, backed by Santander PagoFX: Easy and secure international money transfers, backed by Santander The number of options for transferring money internationally has multiplied in recent years with an array of different apps and start-up companies now offering their own services. That’s good news but transferring money across borders can still sometimes seem costly …

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Pago FX: Easy and secure international money transfers, backed by Santander

Pago FX: Easy and secure international money transfers, backed by Santander

Pago FX: Easy and secure international money transfers, backed by Santander Pago FX: Easy and secure international money transfers, backed by Santander The number of options for transferring money internationally has multiplied in recent years with an array of different apps and start-up companies now offering their own services. That’s good news but transferring money across borders can still sometimes …

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House sales taking 295 days to complete thanks to Covid

House sales taking 295 days to complete thanks to Covid

House sales taking 295 days to complete thanks to Covid House sales taking 295 days to complete thanks to Covid UK house buyers and sellers now wait for almost ten months to get their hands on keys and cash as the demand for property sees councils and legal professionals buried under an avalanche of admin. A deep dive into data …

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Will a lifetime mortgage help your home hopes?

Will a lifetime mortgage help your home hopes?

Will a lifetime mortgage help your home hopes? Will a lifetime mortgage help your home hopes? Not one but two mortgage companies will start offering lifetime fixed-rate mortgages in 2021, in a move that could fundamentally change how we finance house purchases. Whether you should fix your mortgage and how long for is a common question on The Independent’s money …

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The gender pay gap is bad but the 40% gender pensions gap is far worse

The gender pay gap is bad but the 40% gender pensions gap is far worse

The gender pay gap is bad but the 40% gender pensions gap is far worse The gender pay gap is bad but the 40% gender pensions gap is far worse Every year at around this time, a flurry of statistics call out the wide and various discrepancies between male and female incomes, savings, investments and every other money matter under …

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Online Budget calculator: What does it mean for your tax?

Online Budget calculator: What does it mean for you?

Online Budget calculator: What does it mean for your tax? Online Budget calculator: What does it mean for your tax? Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech paid a lot of attention to support for the economy during the pandemic, to changes to company tax and the national debt, but for most of us there is one immediate question: how will it affect …

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