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House price growth at slowest rate in five years

House prices have increased at their slowest rate since March 2013 at just 1.5% higher than last year, according to latest figures from Halifax.

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Women’s state pension age now matches men’s

Campaign groups argue that the speed of the change has caught millions unaware, leaving many women born in the 1950s worse off.

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Three key takeaways for investors from the US mid-term elections

Whether the US economy will see further fiscal expansion is unclear, while US/China trade tensions are unlikely to cool off. 

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Probate costs could hit £6,000 as banded fees confirmed

Grieving relations could see the cost of probate increase by thousands of pounds after the Ministry of Justice confirmed tiered fees from April 2019.

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Interactive investor scraps exit fees for all customers

Interactive investor, the parent company of Money Observer, has permanently scrapped exit fees for all its customers. 

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Top 10 most popular funds – October 2018

Our list of 10 most popular funds is dominated by ‘star’ fund managers and tracker funds.

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UK profits reach record high; oil and mining lead the way

Pre-tax profits for UK companies grew by 13.7% in the third quarter of 2018, almost double the yearly growth rate for the

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Markets start to recover – is the worst of the sell-off over?

After a grim October, markets around the world appear to have stablished this week, primarily on the back of growing optimism around the US/China trade dispute.

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Which FTSE 100 shares did the best and worst in October 2018?

October was painful for markets across the globe, and the FTSE 100 index was no different. Here are the index's biggest winners and losers. 

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House price growth slows to five-year low

Brexit uncertainty and the squeeze on household budgets has an impact, Nationwide figures reveal.

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Remember, remember, November's middling performance is becoming weaker

In recent years, the stock market has been noticeably weak in the autumn month, says Stephen Eckett.

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HMRC over-taxing on pension cash surges upwards as record numbers reclaim tax

More than 18,000 people claimed back tax on pension withdrawals in the third quarter of 2018.

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