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Mortgage tide turns as five-year rates creep up

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:00

The cost of five-year mortgages has started to rise as lenders price in future interest rate increases.

Planning to raid your pension pot? Be wary of inflation

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 15, 2014 at 15:22

For those planning to strip money out of their pension, be warned that inflation will quickly erode its value.

Week Ahead: chuck the chocs and devour this data!

by Daniel Grote on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:30

Markets won't let another short week get in the way of churning out a whole heap of economic data.

Rate hike still on cards for our 'Goldilocks' economy

by Daniel Grote on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:17

Another fall in inflation does not dent economists' confidence of interest rate rises at the beginning of next year.

Week Ahead: markets brace for four-day frenzy of figures

by Daniel Grote on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:07

After a quiet few days on the data front, markets will have plenty to get their teeth stuck into over the coming week.

Friday 5: shares see red in role reversal

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:48

It's been a bad week for shares but emerging markets and some bonds edged higher, according to our 'Accumulator' table. 

Can you afford a 7.5% mortgage? Lenders want to know

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 11, 2014 at 15:41

Lenders are under orders to check borrowers can afford to repay their mortgages when interest rates start to rise next year.

'Ullo John, got a new ISA?

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:56

Anyone who can spend thousands of pounds on a new car that will definitely lose money can probably gamble on stocks and shares.

Consumer panel challenges pension schemes to cut costs

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:54

Sue Lewis of the Financial Services Consumer Panel helped reform the annuity market and now wants to tackle expensive pensions.

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