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28 May

Mortgage approvals jump to highest level for two years

Britain’s housing market shows signs of reboundBritain’s housing market has shown signs of a rebound after figures revealed banks and building societies approved the largest number of mortgages for more than two years last month.Trade association UK Finance said lenders approved 42,989...

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28 May

Sensible Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger could be undone by politics

Frosty relations between France’s Macron and Italy’s Salvini could scupper talks over £29bn mergerThat there is an economic case for the proposed €32.6bn (£29bn) merger between Fiat Chrysler and Renault goes without saying. A link between the two companies to form the...

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27 May

I want to extend the lease on my flat, but the freeholders won't help

The person who owns 60% of the freehold would be uncooperative as we had a disputeQ I live in a Victorian house that has been converted into five flats. I bought my flat several years ago and own 20% of the freehold....

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26 May

Why London’s not such a capital place to live | Letter

Figures that appear to show Londoners are significantly better off than people in other parts of Britain don’t tell the whole story, says Maggie KemmnerThe article (Big regional gaps revealed in disposable incomes across UK, 23 May) is very misleading. It makes...

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25 May

‘My flat was built in 2017 so why can't I get BT or Sky broadband?’

Jennifer Offord’s new-build does not allow her to sign up to internet and TV from major providersWater, gas, electricity and broadband are essential household utilities, but a large number of new homes are being built without the infrastructure for a decent broadband...

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25 May

Tesco and Which? to stop offering mortgages

Supermarket giant and consumer body say existing customers will not be affected for the time beingTwo household names this week announced they are pulling out of mortgages, seemingly because the margins aren’t big enough.On Tuesday, Tesco announced it had stopped new mortgage...

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25 May

Is it worth spending £350 on an inflatable hot tub?

We saw Aldi was selling one, but were wondering if they were throwing money down the drainEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best...

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