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July’s house price growth lowest since June 2006

House prices in England and Wales increased by 0.1 per cent in July, the lowest rate of growth since June 2006 according to the Land Registry’s monthly House Price Index.

The average house price rose to £181,460. London continues to lead the rest of the country when it comes to house price growth with an increase of 1 per cent for the month bringing the average house price to £342,936.

The annual change in house prices is 8.8 per cent for England and Wales. The London figure is 15.5 per cent. For the fourth month in a row London’s growth is around 6 per cent greater than England and Wales put together.


Two-thirds of consumers have never heard of wrap

Almost two-thirds of consumers have never heard of wrap and many who believe that they do understand the term think it relates to tax or a folder for holding investments in, according to research by Hargreaves LansdownThe company found that 63 per cent of clients have not heard the term wrap used in an investment […]

Helpline widens internet links for specialist cover

The Insurance Helpline, a specialist broker which finds life cover for clients with medical conditions, has added links on its website to PMI and travel insurance brokers which also specialise in this area.The firm, which is a subsidiary of Totally Insured Group, has been referring clients with pre-existing conditions wanting travel cover to Medici Travel […]

The trend is nigh

As a teenager, I found myself working in an upmarket men’s boutique to earn an income. Many of the lessons learned there in terms of treating customers fairly still hold good in my present role. Working in the boutique created an interest in clothes and being up to date but stopped at me becoming a slave to the latest fashion.


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