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Archives: December, 2016

Ipswich Building Society: Shared ownership from Generation Rent to First Time Buyers

When The Who sang about My Generation it became a symbol of teenage angst. Released in 1965, “their generation” experienced the gaining popularity of the cassette recorder, could buy a loaf of bread for 9p (1970) and the average first time home owner in the 1960s was just 23, rising to 26 in 1974.

Magellan Homeloans: The cost of Christmas

Christmas is coming…

…and so are the bills to pay for it. I hate to sound like a humbug, but the reality is that Christmas places a big burden on many households’ budgets. A survey recently undertaken by OnePoll on behalf of Nationwide, reveals that on average Brits spend almost half (44%) of their monthly salary on Christmas, with some spending considerably more. In Northern Ireland, for example, families spend 67% of their monthly salary on Christmas and in the North East the figure is 56%.

Skipton Intermediaries: 2016 the year of surprises

As 2016 is the year of surprises, Brexit, Donald Trump and Leicester City, what could we expect from the autumn statement?

Royal London: Backwards and forwards

You might be forgiven for beginning to think you can breathe a sigh of relief as the end of 2016 looms into view. It certainly seems to have been a rollercoaster of a year with some real highs and it feels like more than its fair share of lows. As the year draws to a close it’s inevitable that some of us turn to look back at what happened with a real mix of emotions.

Santander: Let it build, let it build, let it build…

Recent reports showing the number of house purchases increasing by 1% in October has led to some suggesting the summer “drought” was over. However, this was against a 4% drop in September as lending filtered through from post Brexit sales.