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  • A plan to free the US mortgage market2014-04-20

    The trick is to devise a system that combines the government’s financial muscle with the market’s ability to price risk

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  • UK retirement housing set to come of age2014-04-20

    Property developers predicting time has come for UK sector to mature in line with world market as demographic shifts and pension reforms come together

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  • Going the distance2014-04-18

    Problems faced by long-distance commuters include deciding whether to buy or rent in each part-time base, and how many mobile phones to carry

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  • Rent growth at lowest rate for four years2014-04-18

    Rent growth slows to four-year low as buy-to-let sector expands and more first time buyers enter the market

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  • French property CGT relief nears end2014-04-17

    Second homeowners looking to sell their property have four months left to benefit from 25 per cent discount on capital gains tax

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  • US jobless claims near lowest since 20072014-04-17

    Brazil unemployment declines and inflation lower than forecast while in Japan signs of the waning of Abenomics in consumer confidence figures

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  • One in 10 London households ‘overcrowded’2014-04-17

    ONS data show that Newham is London’s most overcrowded borough with 25% of households there having fewer than the recommended number of bedrooms

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  • Taylor Wimpey reveals surging home prices2014-04-17

    Inflation threatening to negate impact of government’s Help To Buy schemes that were intended to ensure more people could afford to buy a home

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  • Gentrification sparks divisions in old city districts2014-04-17

    Locals feel squeezed out by incomers

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  • Leslau to float property assets on Aim2014-04-16

    Prestbury plans to add to portfolio and will specialise in assets that offer long-term income streams for investors seeking inflation-proof returns

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  • Overheated property leaves China in a fix2014-04-16

    The Chinese economy is approaching a dependence on property last seen in Ireland and Spain before the bursting of their real state bubbles

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  • Citic Pacific: one-stop China shop2014-04-16

    China mainland state-owned conglomerate is turning its ailing mining, property and telecoms offshoot into a big, heavily financial group

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  • Leslau charges back into stock market lists2014-04-16

    He hails from an era when property entrepreneurs were as untamed as his own flowing locks and proposal suggests he has not lost ability to dream up a deal

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  • Letting agents to face regulatory demand2014-04-15

    Three approved compensation schemes, which have the power to investigate complaints about hidden fees or poor service, will be introduced later this year

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  • China expected to show sharp slowdown2014-04-15

    Slumping trade, slowing real estate sales and manufacturing activity and lower consumption have led most economists to downgrade their expectations

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BBC News – Your Money

  • UK housing market 'shows resilience'2014-04-17

    The "resilient" UK housing market recorded another increase in mortgage lending in March, according to a lenders' group.

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  • Pensioners could get death estimate2014-04-17

    Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

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  • Lamb takeaways 'often another meat'2014-04-16

    Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat.

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  • New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'2014-04-16

    A teaching union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

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  • Average wages overtake inflation2014-04-16

    After nearly six years of falling living standards, weekly earnings have finally edged above inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics

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  • 'Shocking' rise in use of food banks2014-04-15

    Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

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  • House prices continue to accelerate2014-04-15

    The rate at which UK house prices are rising has continued to increase, official figures show, with prices up 9.1% in the year to February.

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  • Graduate starting pay 'falling'2014-04-14

    Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, new analysis suggests.

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  • 'Almost 85,000' Scots on zero-hours2014-04-13

    As many as 85,000 people in Scotland could be employed on zero-hours contracts, according to the Scottish Trades Union Council.

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  • Families on 'financial knife-edge'2014-04-13

    Almost 4m families are one month from homelessness because they have enough money to pay their rent or mortgage for only a month, housing charity Shelter says.

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  • Wages to pass inflation 'this month'2014-04-13

    Wages are set to rise by more than inflation for the first time in almost six years as the UK economy enters a "long period of low inflation", EY says.

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  • Botched DIY 'doubles building bill'2014-04-11

    The cost of home improvements could double if professional builders have to solve botched DIY jobs first, a building expert warns.

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  • Co-op Bank confirms £1.3bn losses2014-04-11

    The Co-operative Bank has confirmed it has made a loss of £1.3bn for 2013 and said it will not pay out £5m to former executives.

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  • Bank account switches top 600,0002014-04-11

    More than 600,000 people change their current accounts in the first six months of a scheme designed to make switching banks easier.

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  • Customer gives Npower 'final notice'2014-04-10

    A customer turns the tables on his energy company, "fining" Npower £50 for late payment after they held on to his money when he was in credit.

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