Monday, 4 December 2017 | Admin
Stamp Duty to be cut for first time buyers
Stamp duty land tax will be scrapped for first time buyers on properties worth £300,000 or less in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Additionally, those buying a first property worth up to £500,000 will only pay stamp duty of the value of the property over the £300,000 limit.
Thursday, 9 November 2017 | Admin
'We had £300,000 taken in payment scam'
People who have been conned into authorising their bank to pay a fraudster could find it easier to get compensation, under plans being put together by the regulator. The Payment Systems Regulator is trying to devise a way to reimburse victims of authorised push payment (APP) scams.
In the first half of this year, 19,000 victims lost £100m to APP scams. One such, Kate Blakeley, described the "sheer horror" of discovering the loss of almost £300,000 through such a scam.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 | Admin
Mortgage lending soars in June, says CML
The amount of money being borrowed by homeowners last month soared to its highest June level for eight years, according to estimates.
Total loan advances reached £20.7bn, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said. That was 16% higher than the previous month, and 3% more than in the same month last year.