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Housebuyers face growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising © PA
  • Fall in house buying confidence

    Confidence that the coming months will be a good time to buy a home has slipped back to its lowest levels in at least three years amid growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising, according to a consumer survey.

The number of personal insolvencies has generally been decreasing for around three years, figures show © PA
  • Insolvency numbers set to remain stable

    The number of people going insolvent in England and Wales is expected to remain steady in new official figures but experts warned that borrowers should start preparing now for potential "shocks" amid the prospect of interest rates rising.

Britain is forecast to be the fastest growing major economy in 2014 © PA
  • UK economy passes pre-crisis peak

    David Cameron hailed a "major milestone" in the recovery today as official figures showed Britain had finally emerged from its worst post-war downturn.

The number of children receiving weekly pocket money has declined by 2% © PA
  • Children's pocket money 'down 2.4%'

    Children are yet to experience the green shoots of economic recovery with their pocket money dropping 2.4% from a six-year high to an average of £6.35.

The momentum of price rises in the London market has "slowed dramatically" © PA
  • London house price rises 'slowed'

    House prices increased by just 0.1% month-on-month in July marking the weakest growth in 18 months amid signs of a rapid cool down in the London market, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

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