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House prices hit record high as market shakes off Brexit doom-mongers

The average UK home price now sits at £222,293, after rising by 1.1 per cent last month, taking annual growth to 2.6 per cent, as measured by lender Halifax. The market has been downbeat in recent months, but experts said the figures showed the market remains strong. Lack of supply and low interest rates have […]


This simple pension trick could boost YOUR child benefits by £536 a year

A family with two children an extra £536 a year in benefits by simply saving extra for retirement, Royal London found. The little known connection between retirement savings and child support payments affects families where one parent is earning between £50,000 and £60,000 year. These households face a high income child benefit charge that wipes […]


Parents urged to save THOUSANDS to cope with cost of bringing up children

GETTY Most parents need to plan early for the expense of raising their children Most parents need to plan early for the expense of raising their little princes and princesses, which can amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds. The responsibility does not end when they turn 18 either, as many families contribute towards adult […]


Dash from cash warning: Rise in savers who prefer to gamble on stock market

GETTY/ALAMY Britons hold tens of billions of pounds in stock and shares Isas than in cash Isas Britons now hold tens of billions of pounds more in stock  and shares Isas than in cash Isas, thanks to rapid stock market growth and rock-bottom interest rates. However, you could be taking on too much stock market […]


How to avoid a disaster on your home improvements

GETTY Home improvements are a great way to add value to your home but can also become a nightmare Yet every year tens of thousands of dodgy tradesmen make a hash of home improvements, leaving unhappy homeowners to sort out the mess. New research exposes the scale of the misery inflicted on British households by […]


Rising car insurance – The five minute guide

Worryingly, the number of uninsured motorists on UK roads has started to accelerate again, increasing the danger to every driver. Motoring experts blame the recent surge in car insurance premiums, which have been fuelled by a string of Government tax hikes, and have made cover unaffordable for the young in particular. As ever, honest motorists […]

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