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  • Personal Finance | Astus Financial Planning Ltd.
    2016 01 27 09 53 LONDON Reuters British banks approved the fewest mortgages for house purchase since May last month though overall approvals were still up by almost a fifth on December 2014 industry figures showed on Wednesday UK lender Paragon sees regulatory changes slowing buy to let growth Wed 2016 01 27 08 41 Reuters Paragon Group of Companies Plc said recent fiscal and regulatory changes and proposals may soften the rate of growth for buy to let as time progresses but demand for rental properties would remain strong Legal General PGGM in 600 million pound Build to Rent deal Wed 2016 01 27 08 41 LONDON Reuters British insurer Legal General and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM on Wednesday said they were joining forces to build thousands of homes in the UK under a build to rent partnership UK names BoE s Andrew Bailey as new head of financial industry watchdog Wed 2016 01 27 07 22 LONDON Reuters Britain has chosen Andrew Bailey a Bank of England deputy governor to lead its financial industry watchdog and strike a balance between restoring confidence in banks and asserting the independence of the embattled regulator London rents too high even for young bankers Tue 2016 01 26 12 38 LONDON Reuters Rents in London have risen so sharply that the one group of young workers usually immune to worries about keeping a roof over their heads are starting to feel the pinch First BoE hike pushed back to fourth quarter Reuters poll Tue 2016 01 26 12 03 LONDON Reuters Expectations for the first hike in interest rates from the Bank of England have receded to the fourth quarter the second time in three weeks that analysts have pushed back their forecasts a Reuters poll found on Tuesday UK interest rate markets hint at chance of BoE cut dealers Tue 2016 01 26 11 59 LONDON Reuters UK derivatives markets moved on Tuesday to price in a marginal chance of a cut in Bank of England interest rates in the next six months a reflection of this month s growing gloom over the outlook for the global economy and sterling BoE s Carney says conditions not yet in place for rate hike Tue 2016 01 26 10 48 LONDON Reuters Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday that the conditions for an interest rate rise were not yet in place reiterating his comments last week suggesting the central bank was some way off raising interest rates High London prices see builder Crest Nicholson move to suburbs Tue 2016 01 26 09 37 LONDON Reuters British housebuilder Crest Nicholson plans to build more homes in London s suburbs because buyers are struggling to meet sky high prices in the centre of the capital it said on Tuesday BoE s Forbes says oil price fall allows a bit more time before rate rise Tue 2016 01 26 07 20 LONDON Reuters The latest fall in oil prices allows the Bank

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  • Personal Finance | Astus Financial Planning Ltd.
    UK estate agents Tue 2016 01 19 08 18 LONDON Reuters Britain s resilient property market is fuelling increasing numbers of online estate agents and investors are warming to a new business model whose fees often undercut those of traditional estate agents FCA girds itself for lion s den Tue 2016 01 19 07 46 LONDON Reuters The British government s shift toward a more accommodative stance when it comes to regulating banks has left its financial watchdog between a rock and a hard place with a bit of cack handedness compounding the discomfort BoE s Vlieghe patient on rate hike could back cut if slowdown worsens Tue 2016 01 19 07 15 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England s newest policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Monday he would take a patient approach to raising interest rates and there was even a chance he might favour a cut if a slowdown in Britain s economy worsened Equity fund exodus continues largest outflows in 18 weeks Fri 2016 01 15 11 22 LONDON Reuters Investors exodus from equity funds continued in the second week of January wiping 5 7 trillion off global stocks in the first nine trading days of 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch BAML said on Friday BoE says banks report big rise in demand for personal loans Fri 2016 01 15 09 46 LONDON Reuters British banks saw a notable rise in demand for personal loans and other unsecured credit in late 2015 which was expected to remain strong in early 2016 the Bank of England said Bank of England unruffled by oil slump and share price slide Fri 2016 01 15 07 03 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England said it expects only a slight drag on inflation from the renewed plunge in global oil prices as policymakers voted overwhelmingly again on Thursday to keep interest rates at a record low Bank of England sees oil slump weighing a bit on inflation Thu 2016 01 14 12 04 LONDON Reuters Bank of England policymakers expect the recent plunge in oil prices will weigh a bit on British inflation in the coming months but said it remains unclear if the impact would be lasting First UK rate rise call pushed to Q3 EU future main economic concern Reuters poll Thu 2016 01 14 11 27 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England will hold off raising interest rates at least until July later than economists forecast as recently as last week according to a Reuters poll Lofty valuations and crumbling commodities raise doubts over European dividends Thu 2016 01 14 08 47 LONDON Reuters Investors looking to dividends as a shelter from volatile European markets will be challenged this year with payouts in jeopardy from falling commodity prices and lofty valuations of usually dependable payers UK motor insurance premiums see biggest rise since 2011 Thu 2016 01 14 07 42 Reuters Comprehensive car insurance premiums in Britain rose 13 2 percent in 2015 the biggest annual rise since

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  • Personal Finance | Astus Financial Planning Ltd.
    01 06 08 07 LONDON Reuters Shop prices in Britain fell in December for the 32nd consecutive month the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday the latest sign that inflation is likely to remain tame HSBC says access to online banking service resuming steadily after outage Wed 2016 01 06 07 26 LONDON Reuters HSBC said on Tuesday online banking was returning steadily to service after a blackout affected its customers in Britain Senior MP asks HSBC to explain IT failures Wed 2016 01 06 07 26 LONDON Reuters A senior MP Andrew Tyrie said on Tuesday he would ask the head of HSBC and regulators to explain repeated technical failures at Europe s biggest bank after customers were unable to access online banking services HSBC apologises for online banking outage says customers will not lose out Tue 2016 01 05 14 42 LONDON Reuters HSBC said on Tuesday that customers affected by a blackout on its personal banking online services in Britain will not lose out as technical problems suffered by Europe s biggest bank ran into a second day BoE expected to raise rates in Q2 low wage growth Brexit a risk Reuters poll Tue 2016 01 05 08 07 Reuters The Bank of England s first rate increase in more than eight years is likely to come in the second quarter of 2016 as previously expected bolstered by the Federal Reserve s decision to raise U S rates last month a Reuters poll found BoE expected to raise rates in Q2 low wage growth Brexit a risk Reuters poll Tue 2016 01 05 07 18 Reuters The Bank of England s first rate increase in more than eight years is likely to come in the second quarter of 2016 as previously expected bolstered by the Federal Reserve s decision to raise U S rates last month a Reuters poll found PwC says insurance payouts from December s storms could reach 2 8 billion pounds Mon 2016 01 04 11 47 LONDON Reuters Consultancy PwC raised its estimate of the economic impact of the three storms that battered Britain in December to between 2 2 8 billion pounds on Monday and warned losses could climb further with scores of flood alerts still in place UK consumer credit grows at fastest rate in almost a decade in November Mon 2016 01 04 09 33 LONDON Reuters British lending to consumers expanded at the fastest annual rate in almost a decade in November and banks approved more mortgages than forecast showing a buoyant mood among households towards the end of 2015 Storm Frank batters northern Britain experts see costs rising Wed 2015 12 30 15 36 LONDON Reuters Torrential rain and gale force winds battered northern Britain on Wednesday cutting power to thousands of homes and forcing some to evacuate flooded streets in the third major storm in a month British wage growth likely to disappoint in 2016 industry body Wed 2015 12 30 11 11 LONDON Reuters British wage

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    LONDON Reuters Britain s Treasury will introduce a secondary market in annuities from April 2017 it said on Tuesday extending a shake up in the pensions market which has curbed demand for these fixed rate pensions products FTSE set to gain in 2016 but seen missing earlier forecast Reuters poll Mon 2015 12 14 13 45 LONDON Reuters Britain s top share index is set to rise nearly 13 percent by the end of 2016 from current levels according to analysts polled by Reuters in the past week although the latest forecasts are sharply lower than those made just three months ago Bank of England s Shafik says need to see sustained wage growth before backing rate hike Mon 2015 12 14 12 04 LONDON Reuters Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik said she wanted to see sustained growth in wages that would push up inflation before backing higher interest rates but rates could then rise faster than the market expects Women in London s financial sector expect lower bonuses than men Mon 2015 12 14 07 20 London Reuters Women working in financial services in London have much lower expectations for their annual bonuses than their male colleagues reflecting the fact that they are less well represented in more lucrative jobs a survey has found Number of Britons expecting BoE rate rise falls to two year low Fri 2015 12 11 13 34 LONDON Reuters The number of Britons expecting the Bank of England to raise interest rates in the next 12 months has fallen to its lowest in two years a central bank survey showed on Friday BoE points to new oil price fall slower wage growth Thu 2015 12 10 18 06 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England remains unhurried about raising interest rates pointing on Thursday to a new fall in oil prices and slower wage growth as it kept borrowing costs at the record low where they have sat since 2009 Global regulators target capital charges on buy to let mortgages Thu 2015 12 10 11 06 LONDON Reuters Banks across the world would have to set aside more capital to cover buy to let mortgages and place greater emphasis on a borrower s ability to repay a home loan under draft rules from global banking regulators on Thursday UK surveyors report rapid November house price growth lack of homes Thu 2015 12 10 07 44 LONDON Reuters British property valuers reported sustained price increases in November and a record shortage of houses to sell but expressed some hope that incentives for first time buyers would lead to more sales in the coming months Bank of England might send message on distant rate hike bets Thu 2015 12 10 07 28 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England on Thursday might seek to challenge the view in financial markets that it is still a very long way from raising interest rates nearly seven years after it cut them to a record low FCA says may

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  • Personal Finance | Astus Financial Planning Ltd.
    UK house prices to rise 4 6 percent in 2016 Halifax Fri 2015 12 04 07 45 LONDON Reuters British house price are likely to rise more slowly next year with prices increasing by between 4 and 6 percent compared with growth of nearly 10 percent in the past 12 months mortgage lender Halifax forecast on Friday German start up launches pan European bank for mobile users Thu 2015 12 03 10 18 FRANKFURT Reuters Number26 is looking to succeed where traditional lenders have struggled by relying on mobile phones to build a true pan European bank German start up launches pan European bank for mobile users Thu 2015 12 03 10 18 FRANKFURT Reuters Number26 is looking to succeed where traditional lenders have struggled by relying on mobile phones to build a true pan European bank Stamp duty hike sees slowest London prime property price growth in six years Wed 2015 12 02 12 42 LONDON Reuters An increase in a property levy paid on top end homes in London and uncertainty over future tax changes saw the lowest price growth in the capital s prime property market in just over six years a consultancy said on Wednesday Stamp duty hike sees slowest London prime property price growth in six years Wed 2015 12 02 12 42 LONDON Reuters An increase in a property levy paid on top end homes in London and uncertainty over future tax changes saw the lowest price growth in the capital s prime property market in just over six years a consultancy said on Wednesday UK festive grocery spending seen up 1 4 percent Wed 2015 12 02 09 25 LONDON Reuters Britons will spend 20 3 billion pounds on groceries over the festive period a 1 4 percent increase on last year industry research group IGD forecast on Wednesday UK festive grocery spending seen up 1 4 percent Wed 2015 12 02 09 25 LONDON Reuters Britons will spend 20 3 billion pounds on groceries over the festive period a 1 4 percent increase on last year industry research group IGD forecast on Wednesday Bank of England might move on buy to let market Cunliffe Wed 2015 12 02 08 53 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England might take action after a sharp increase in the number of properties acquired by investors with the intention of renting them out a top policymaker at the central bank said on Wednesday Bank of England might move on buy to let market Cunliffe Wed 2015 12 02 08 53 LONDON Reuters The Bank of England might take action after a sharp increase in the number of properties acquired by investors with the intention of renting them out a top policymaker at the central bank said on Wednesday British shop prices fall faster in November Wed 2015 12 02 08 28 LONDON Reuters A fall in British shop prices accelerated and was the joint weakest reading on record in November the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday

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    11 30 12 04 LONDON British investors allocations to UK equities rose to 16 month highs in November but they dumped U S stocks and bonds ahead of a likely interest rate rise there next month a Reuters poll of investors showed UK October consumer credit rises strongly Mon 2015 11 30 10 28 LONDON Reuters British consumer credit continued to grow during October at rates not seen since 2006 while mortgage approvals edged up Bank of England data showed on Monday BoE s Vlieghe says relaxed about waiting to hike rates Mon 2015 11 30 07 24 LONDON Reuters Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday he was relaxed about waiting longer before deciding to raise interest rates from record low levels Black Friday focus goes online as Britons hunt bargains Fri 2015 11 27 11 01 LONDON Reuters Britons chased Black Friday shopping bargains on Friday with initial signs that many were going online rather than heading to stores for an event imported from the United States UK house price growth slows in November Fri 2015 11 27 07 55 LONDON Reuters British house price growth slowed this month according to a survey published on Friday which suggested the recovery in the housing market which recently pushed prices to new record highs is advancing at a modest pace UK consumer confidence slips to six month low Fri 2015 11 27 07 29 LONDON Reuters British consumer morale has slipped to its lowest level in six months and growth among services companies cooled according to two surveys that suggested to a further moderation of economic growth Barclays fined for lax crime checks in deal of century Thu 2015 11 26 14 20 LONDON Reuters Britain s financial watchdog has fined Barclays 72 million pounds for cutting corners in vetting wealthy customers in order to win a huge transaction described by one senior manager as potentially the deal of the century FCA sets 2018 deadline for claims in UK s costliest bank scandal Thu 2015 11 26 12 39 LONDON Reuters Britons who were missold loan insurance in what turned out to be the country s costliest consumer finance scandal will have until 2018 to claim compensation under regulatory plans intended to draw a line under the issue FCA seeks data on charges for cashing in pension pots Thu 2015 11 26 09 06 LONDON Reuters Britain s financial regulator will ask pension and insurance companies to spell out how much they charge people to cash in their pension pots it said on Wednesday Osborne s U turn on tax credits unlikely to hurt UK welfare push Thu 2015 11 26 07 51 LONDON Reuters Chancellor George Osborne s U turn decision not to cut state support for low income workers will provide short term relief for many households across Britain but is unlikely to dent his broader attempt to rein in welfare spending Factbox Key announcements in budget update from Osborne Thu

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    LONDON Reuters UK markets have not even begun to discount the chance that Britain could vote to leave the European Union next year raising the risk of a blowup closer to the vote and complicating the timing of any Bank of England interest rate rise top investors say Five years into austerity Britain prepares for more cuts Mon 2015 11 23 07 25 LONDON Reuters After laying off nearly half its staff over the last five years scaling back street cleaning and relying on volunteers to work at some of its libraries the London borough of Lewisham is getting ready for what could be much more painful spending cuts Nationwide CEO sees 3 4 percent house price growth in healthy market Fri 2015 11 20 08 28 LONDON Reuters The boss of Britain s second biggest mortgage lender Nationwide said the UK housing market was healthy and strong and he expected house price inflation to continue at about 3 4 percent although there could be a cool down in the London market Bank of England s Broadbent says market rate bets can mislead Wed 2015 11 18 11 17 LONDON Reuters A senior Bank of England policymaker said on Wednesday that pricing in financial markets for when Britain s record low interest rates are likely to rise could be misleading and risked changing quickly FCA reviews value for money in asset management Wed 2015 11 18 11 14 LONDON Reuters Britain s markets watchdog is to review the country s 6 6 trillion pound asset management sector saying that more transparency may not be enough to guarantee investors value for money Under a quarter of UK households see rate hike in next six months Wed 2015 11 18 09 33 LONDON Reuters Less than a quarter of British households expect the Bank of England to raise interest rates in the next six months after the central bank offered no hint in its latest economic outlook that it was gearing up for an imminent rate hike UK consumer prices dip again in October but look set to head higher Tue 2015 11 17 13 22 LONDON Reuters Britain marked two consecutive months of falling consumer prices for the first time on record in October but economists said the bout of mild deflation is likely to end in the next few months Bank of England s Haldane sees no need for UK rate hike any time soon Fri 2015 11 13 07 16 LONDON Reuters Britain does not need an interest rate hike in the near future because wage growth has fizzled and the outlook for the global economy is uncertain the Bank of England s chief economist said on Thursday UK house price growth picks up steam in October Thu 2015 11 12 08 46 LONDON Reuters British house price growth accelerated in October fueled once again by a shortage of new homes coming to the market a body representing property valuers said on Thursday UK jobless rate falls but wages

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    LONDON Reuters The Bank of England gave no sign that it was in any more of a hurry to raise interest rates on Thursday predicting near zero inflation would pick up only slowly even if borrowing costs stay on hold all of next year UK house prices rise more strongly than expected in October Thu 2015 11 05 08 22 LONDON Reuters British house prices rose at a much faster monthly pace than expected in October according to a survey from mortgage lender Halifax on Thursday that suggested prices will keep climbing Bank of England s Carney to signal if early 2016 rate rise is still on cards Thu 2015 11 05 07 22 LONDON Reuters The prospect of an interest rate hike by the Bank of England early next year could be revived on Thursday when Governor Mark Carney presents the British central bank s latest economic forecasts UK shop prices drop again more falls expected Wed 2015 11 04 07 27 Prices in British shops in October were 1 8 percent lower than a year earlier a slightly less marked rate of decline than in September the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday FCA concerned about long term debt in credit card probe Tue 2015 11 03 07 49 LONDON Reuters Britain s credit card market is not working well enough for customers in long term debt the country s financial regulator said on Tuesday recommending a number of measures to make the market work better Carney may need help from friends as BoE readies new rates signal Fri 2015 10 30 12 40 LONDON Reuters Bank of England Governor Mark Carney may be hoping for a bit more dissent from fellow rate setters as he prepares to explain next week why the central bank is keeping interest

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