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Two thirds of homebuyers pay below the asking price

The majority of homebuyers in the UK are more prepared to negotiate on the price of prospective property, according to research by Which? Mortgage Advisers.

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Care costs vary across country

The cost of care varies across the country a freedom of information request submitted by Which? has revealed.

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Cost of children's school equipment rises

Parents will spend an average of £164 on purchases for children starting the new school year, research has found.

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Consumers look to new payment technologies

Almost 4 in 10 current account holders think the rise of technology will eliminate the need to use cash in 10 years' time, research by Lloyds Bank suggests.

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A third of pensioners in debt

Almost a third of retirees were still in debt at the time they stopped work, research by Old Mutual Wealth shows.

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Protection insurers in record daily payout

Insurers helped a record number of families in 2014 with more than 350 payouts being made every day, according to figures published by the Association of British Insurers.

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Banks not meeting needs of younger customers

More than two thirds of people aged 18-34 think their bank fails to cater for the financial challenges younger people face, research by uSwitch has found.

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Value of insurance fraud at record high

The number of fraudulent insurance claims detected by insurers increased by 9% between 2013 and 2014, research by the Association of British Insurers has found.

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Fake financial services top cold-call scams

Fraudulent banking services, credit brokers and investment opportunities are the most common scams used by cold-callers, according to analysis by Citizens Advice.

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Optimism for first-time buyer market grows

Confidence in the first-time buyer market has grown over the past 3 years, a report by Halifax has suggested.

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