Halifax: First time buyer numbers hit ten year high

The number of first time buyers hit a ten-year high in 2016, according to Halifax research. The lender’s latest First Time Buyer Review says there were 335,750 first time buyers last year, up 7.3% from 312,900 in 2015. Halifax says the 2016 fi...continue reading

Prevention is better than cure to beat winter plumbing damage

Prevention is always better than cure and protecting plumbing before a drop in temperature can dramatically reduce the chances of any damage being caused. As Britain faces sub-zero temperatures at the end of the week, commercial insurer NFU Mutual i...continue reading

Homeownership still important to young Brits

A UK-wide study from First Direct highlights the meaning of success to people across the UK and reveals what they deem as ‘successful’ and important throughout different stages of their lives. The research shows that young Brits aren&rsq...continue reading

£60m house building fund established with stamp duty revenue

The government has set up an annual £60m fund to help communities ‘affected by second homeownership’ using revenue accumulated from stamp duty hikes. The fund will be allocated to almost 150 councils over five years to assist them i...continue reading

The UK’s favourite household items

A report from Lloyds Bank Insurance takes a look at what gadgets have topped the UK’s most owned household items list. The Britain at Home report found that a wide variety of non-essential items are now found in the home, from cooking tools (t...continue reading

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