Becoming the executor of a family member’s estate is laudable – but it could land you with a sizeable inheritance tax bill.
Government moves to clampdown on letting fees and cuts to mortgage interest tax relief lead Emma Lunnto ask if the good times are over.
Financial firms received almost 2.7 million complaints during the second half of 2009, according to the Financial Services Authority.
House prices fell slightly last month and look likely to remain flat through 2010, according to the Halifax house price index.
Personal insolvencies in England and Wales are at an all-time high, according to new figures.
New rules come into effect this week that mean banks must warn savers about interest rate cuts and give them the chance to move their money before the lower rate applies.
Europe’s financial crisis intensified at the end of April with Greece, Spain and Portugal having their credit ratings downgraded. Meanwhile, Germany questioned whether Greece should have been allowed to join the monetary union and the euro hit a new low against the dollar.
Banks and building societies are among the worst service providers, according to a new survey.
First-time buyer numbers have dropped below 350,000 for the first time in 20 years, making home ownership a distant prospect for millions.