Average prices grew by 1.8 per cent over the period, but in the last three months the cost of an average home fell by 0.7 per cent, marking the biggest quarterly decline since February 2012. On a monthly basis, prices rose by 0.3 per cent in June.
How to get the best value from your Avios: We reveal the tricks to make the most of your British Airways air miles
There have been several revisions to the Avios scheme over the years, unsurprisingly all meaning your points don't get you quite as much or they are harder to earn. But the scheme isn't worth ditching yet, particularly if you are clever about how you spend them your points. We have run the numbers and unearthed the tricks to stretching your points further afield.
FTSE LIVE: Stobart finance chief quits ahead of today's AGM; Rolls-Royce offloads commercial marine business; Inmarsat rebuffs £2.45bn takeover
Stobart's finance boss Richard Laycock has resigned just hours ahead of today's contentious annual general meeting, Rolls-Royce fetched £500m for its Commercial Marine business in a sale to to Norwegian firm Kongsberg and British satellite firm Inmarsat has rejected a second takeover approach by US rival Echostar.
Want a decent pension? Workers need to save 12% of their salary, says industry report - and employers should pay the lion's share
People should save at least 12% of their salary into pensions and employers should be made to stump up half of that, according to a new report. Savers should also be given meaningful retirement targets based on real-life ambitions like being able to afford an annual holiday, a reasonable car, meals in restaurants and bottles of wine, recommends an influential pension industry group.
What Car? received feedback about 14,000 UK-registered vehicles in the latest reliability survey, with owners reporting how many faults their motors had in the last year. These were the 10 models with the worst track records, including (from top left to right) the Fiat 500X, Nissan Qashqai, Volvo XC90, Mercedes E-Class, Range Rover Sport and Jeep Renegade.
SIMON LAMBERT: The will they or won't they game is on - and it's not just England, it's an August rate rise too
The will they or won't they game is back on. No, I'm not talking about England's tilt at World Cup glory after winning their first knock-out tournament match since before the financial crisis. This game rolls round more often than English footballing success - it's the question of are interest rates about to rise? And August is the date we're now playing for.
Amazon plots the launch of free TV channels: Online giant's new threat to ITV, Sky and Channel Four, and BT
In a move that could put it in direct competition with the other commercial broadcasters ITV, Sky and Channel Four, and BT the internet giant would offer programmes at no cost or by funding them through adverts shown during shows. Its plan emerged in a job advert for a new London-based 'head of free to air TV and advertising'.
How to borrow for your small business: What you need to know about loans and finance to start-up or expand
Money can be tight when running a small business and sometimes a financial helping hand is required to fund investment, or simply to keep a business afloat through a cash flow hiccup. To help you navigate the array of options on offer, we've come up with a simple guide to the different types of finance available to businesses and when they might be suitable for yours.
Retailers and restaurants are avoiding going bust by persuading landlords to let them off the hook: So what is a CVA and can it save the High St?
A gale is blowing through UK high streets, and retail and restaurant chains are feeling the sting. In this cut-throat environment where relevance is paramount, household names Toys R Us, Maplin, East, Poundworld and Prescott & Conran have already gone to the wall. Other marginally fitter chains are frantically closing shops.
MARKET REPORT: Online estate agent Purplebricks losses rise to £21.3m as experts question sales and warn investors to stay clear
The firm, which boasts of charging homebuyers no commission, made losses of £21.3m in its 2018 financial year - significantly more than the £5.1m it lost the previous year. And though it claims 81per cent of listings on its site ‘sold’ in the 12 months to April, this also included exchanges and sales that were still subject to contract.
How the UK's middle class savers are being dragged into the 55% pension tax trap that was meant for millionaires
The absolute maximum the Government allows you to build up in a pension is £1.03m But many workers whose salaries have risen to about £80,000 unwittingly breach this allowance. The result is a £70 million jump in pension tax collected by HM Revenue & Customs over the past two years - and the numbers of people caught out is doubling.
ASK TONY: Virgin Mobile billed me £91 for data used while I was asleep when I have broadband in my home
I pay Virgin Mobile £6 per month for a SIM-only tariff. I occasionally exceed my usage, but never by more than £5 or £6. But, on May 8, I got a bill for £91.10. My account details suggested I'd used the internet and exceeded my limit on most days from April 7 to May 5. The time of the usage on April 7 was at 7am and the rest at midnight.
Here's a thought to hold on to as you slog through a day's work in this heat: you may have won a life-changing £100,000 Premium Bond prize, but no one's told you because it's been allocated to someone long dead. There are all sorts of conspiracy theories surrounding Premium Bonds, such as that older ones are less likely to be drawn, or those held by people in the South East have more chance of winning.
The residents' parking charges postcode lottery: Where Britain's motorists are stung with the most expensive fees of up to £1,250 A YEAR
Car owners face a postcode lottery of widely differing charges - including administration fees and idiosyncratic add-ons - depending on where they live in the UK. The audit by consumer motoring experts at Carbuyer and Auto Express of charges from 243 UK councils running controlled parking zones - dubbed CPZs - reveals how motorists are paying hundreds of pounds a year into council coffers to park in their own streets.
The SCAMBUSTERS: Meet the secret army of OAPs who go undercover to catch mail fraud gangs who trick the elderly out of their life savings
The band of secret enforcers - with an average age of 75 - have all fallen victim to postal fraud in the past. Now they are turning the tables on the scammers who cheated them out of their life savings. Sigrid Hambley became a Mail Marshal after falling victim to a scam. She received a letter from a fake law firm telling her that a distant relation had left her £2m in their will
Prepare for takeoff! Devon farmhouse with its own aircraft hangar and runway is on the market for £1.75m
It's not rare to see a house for sale with an annexe, or even some outbuildings, but a Devon farmhouse on the market stands out from the competition with a unusual feature indeed. The house, near Tiverton, has an aircraft hangar and a 300m runway that is suitable for light aircraft. The six-bedroom house sits in almost 60 acres and comes with various outbuildings that include a separate two-bed barn conversion, as well as small areas of woodland.
Could savers soon get table-topping rates from Goldman Sachs? Marcus is a huge hit in the US and is set to shake up savings over here
Marcus says it will offer savings products firmly aimed at the UK retail market in the late summer having already secured its banking licence. The accounts it offers in the US have proved incredibly popular. Within an 18 month period, it garnered a mammoth $22billion in deposits and approved $3billion in personal loans.
Where millionaires look for cheap investing: Ten most popular ETFs held by those with £1m in their accounts
We've taken a look at the exchange traded funds picked by those with hefty portfolios who want to keep costs low, easily access a basket of assets, or simply doubt a fund manager can beat the market. Our analysis looks at the most popular ETFs for those lucky enough to hold at least £1million with Hargreaves Lansdown, Interactive Investor and AJ Bell Youinvest.
Would you turn this beautiful period property into your own Grand Design? Unique five-bed Edwardian home near Dorset's Sandbanks looks set for the developer's wrecking ball...
The large Edwardian Arts and Crafts property is for sale for £1.15million via fixed-fee estate agents Yopa, which describes the property as a 'seaside villa of great charm and character'. But experts suggest that it could be knocked down and replaced with a new home due to its proximity to wealthy Sandbanks in Poole.
Ten years ago, who would have thought that super-SUVs combining supercar performance with limo luxury would be all the rage? Today, there's no shortage of choice in this market. Which one rules? Here's out top 10 countdown, including the (from top left to right) Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, Lamborghini Urus, JE Motorworks Zulu2, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes-AMG G 63.
Britons regularly underestimate the cost of living and how much they need to save for a comfortable existence at retirement, according to a new study. On average, savers expect living expenses to account for 38 per cent of their yearly retirement income, but existing pensioners say they shell out 53 per cent to cover these costs.
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Aldermore pays 1.65% AER interest on its two-year fixed rate Isa account. Interest can be paid monthly or yearly. Allows transfers in from other providers, minimum deposit is £500.
Al Rayan pays 1.35% AER on its easy access Isa account. The bank is Sharia compliant and therefore pays an expected profit rate rather than guaranteed interest. Allows transfers in from other providers, minimum deposit is £50.
Charter Savings Bank offers a cash Isa fixed for one year paying 1.51% AER monthly. The minimum opening deposit is £1,000. Transfers in are allowed and the bank offers Portfolio Isas so you can open several accounts within the same Isa wrapper.
Skipton BS offers a rate of 1.35% AER interest on its 18-month fixed rate cash Isa - one of few accounts over the term available. You can open with a £500 deposit and it allows transfers in.
Ford Money pays 1.45% interest on its one-year fixed rate Isa. interest paid monthly at a rate of 1.44%. The provider offers flexible accounts that allow withdrawals without affecting your annual tax-free allowance. It requires a minimum deposit of £500.
What next for interest rates? The 'dead certain' hike that never arrived - Bank holds at 0.5% but door left open for an August move
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee kept interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent, in spite of forecasts of a 90 per cent chance of a rise just three weeks ago. Policymakers voted 7-2 for a hold, with the two members who called for a rise saying that they believed there were 'upside risks' for inflation.
Borrowers are being offered a raft of cheap fixed rate mortgages as lenders attempt to lure them into remortgaging or buying a home. But HSBC has decided to buck the trend and launch a new rate mortgage that is a tracker instead. We pick out the best fixed and tracker rate mortgages and look at what next for rates.
Buy-to-let is much tougher than it once was. A tax crackdown on buying properties and a tax raid on the rental income from owning them has seen to that. But for many Britons the idea of investing in property still appeals, as they trust bricks and mortar and may feel that they can add value to a property. Read our top ten buy-to-let tips
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