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Weekly Round-Up,10th August 2018

Stamp it out 121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 taking advantage of the government’s cut to stamp duty, according to statistics released this week which cover the period until 30th June this year. Over the next five years, it is estimated that the government’s flagship housing policy will help over 1 million people

Weekly Round-Up, 27th July 2018

Switch on Industry figures on mortgage product transfers alternatively known as rate switches have been published for the first time by UK Finance. The numbers reveal that 390,200 homeowners switched product with their existing provider (product transfers) in the first quarter of 2018 which represents £53.7bn of mortgage debt refinanced internally. These figures do

Weekly Round-up, 15th June 2018

Positive headlines According the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the UK housing market saw a stable trend in new instructions in May, with the headline indicator turning positive for the first time in more than two years (27 months). However, although the numbers of houses coming on to the market

Weekly Round-Up: 25th May 2018

Your Data, your choice Today marks the biggest change to UK data protection law in a generation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an evolution of the current Data Protection Act (1998) and comes into effect. Regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the new law gives people more control about how their

Weekly Round-up 14th May 2018

No change, no change  Despite plenty of speculation to the contrary, at its meeting ending on 9 May 2018, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 7-2 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. The MPC highlighted that their preliminary estimate of GDP growth in the first quarter was