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How Five Years of Rock-Bottom Interest Rates Have Changed Britain

Five years ago this week, on 5 March 2009, the Bank of England took the dramatic step of cutting interest rates to their lowest...

If Investors Bail on Housing, What Then?

Investor demand, large and small, put a floor on home prices after the housing crash and ignited a recovery. While institutional investors made up...

The Damage From the Housing Bubble: How Much Did the Greenspan-Rubin...

Eduardo Porter asks how much the housing bubble and its collapse cost us in his column today. (He actually asks about the financial crisis,...

Will We See Easier Mortgage Lending in 2014?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2014. I'll try to add some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for...

New Online Mortgage Tracker Lets Canadians Shop for the Best Mortgage...

Canadian homeowners overpay on their mortgages by hundreds of millions of dollars each year because they lack complete rate information, says RateSpy.com founder via New...

Is London Housing a Boom or a Bust?

Earlier this week, FT Alphaville published an article questioning the notion that London housing is in the midst of another boom/bubble, instead arguing that...

Mortgage Alert: Borrowers Change How They Cheat

The good news: Fewer borrowers are lying on their mortgage applications. The bad news: The remaining cheaters may be pulling a more dangerous scam....

UK Housing Market: The Unpredictable Housing Cycle

Mark Carney’s first speech as Governor of the Bank of England led to widespread media speculation about how, when and in what circumstances the...

First-time Buyer Lending in London at Highest Level Since 2007

First-time buyers accounted for 11,200 loans for house purchase in London in the second quarter of 2013, the largest quarterly number since the end of...

CML: UK Lender Funding Outlook

While the talking heads continue to debate prospects in the eurozone and the global economy that affect UK lenders' funding outlook, it has become...