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Forecasts & Predictions

Forecasts & Predictions

New research released by Barclays Bank, the Barclays UK Property Predictor, provides a three-to-five year forecast of investment hotspots on the residential property market.  It reveals the areas across the UK where house prices and rental incomes are expected to...
A Nation of Savers?

A Nation of Savers?

More than one in four (28 per cent) say they are saving less than this time last year.  This is compared with only one in five (20 per cent) who are saving more. The sharpest fall was among millennials, with a third (33 per cent) of those aged 25-34 saying they are...
Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

To coincide with Stroke Awareness Month in May, Scottish Widows is highlighting the nation’s lack of a financial back-up plan should a stroke or any other serious condition like this be diagnosed. Stroke occurs approximately 152,000 times a year in the UK, which is...
Spend Spend Spend

Spend Spend Spend

The latest Family Spending Survey has been released by the Office for National Statistics which suggests the average weekly household spending remained level at £528.90 in the financial year ending 2016. Low-income households continued to spend a higher proportion of...
On the Market? The clock is ticking

On the Market? The clock is ticking

Data from over 5,000 estate agent branches across Britain shows how the eventual price paid for a property steadily decreases over time. After four weeks on the market, sellers typically accept just over 98% of their original asking price; after eight weeks this drops...