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House price rise fuels rates speculation

The average UK house price rose by 2.4 per cent in January giving an annual rate rise of 16 per cent, according to Halifax, further fuelling speculation on an interest rate hike.

When compared with January 1999 figures the increase gives a projected annual house price inflation rate of 16 per cent.

The surge takes the average UK house price to £85,168.

Halifax spokesman Ian Beggs says: “The recent interest rate rises appear to have done little to slow the pace of the housing market. We think there will be an expectation of further interest rate rises.”


Isa sales boost

Isa sales are set to match those of Peps, according to figures by the Association of Unit Trusts and Investment Funds.April 1999 launched Isas saw gross sales of £5.5bn up to the end of December, compared with Peps which saw gross sales of £7.5bn in the same period of 1998.Autif director-general Philip Warland believes Isa […]

Zifa “endorses greater professionalism”

Zurich IFA Group is giving members of its mortgage network free Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice training in a move to “endorse professionalism in the industry”.ZIFA is running a national programme of 60 one-day revision courses featuring practical CeMAP revision over the next few months.CeMAP revision delegate Lee Warman of ABG Financial Services says: […]

Figures confirm stakeholder debt fears

Up to a third of the Government&#39s stakeholder target group may be too heavily in debt to realistically afford a pension, according to figures from the DSS.Pensions minister Jeff Rooker has released figures from the British Household Panel Survey in response to a Parliamentary question from Lib Dem social security spokesman Steve Webb.The figures confirm […]

NatWest independence hopes boosted

National Westminster Bank&#39s hopes of remaining independent have been boosted after a leading banking analyst urged it should resist hostile takeover bids by Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland.HSBC Securities research analyst Michael Lever argued both bids by the Scottish suitors involved an unacceptable degree of risk.All three banks are preparing to present […]


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