Halifax House Price Index: House prices to remain stable in 2013 after rise in December

HalifaxFollowing hot on the heels of the Nationwide’s figures released last week, the Halifax has now revealed its own house price data for December. The figures make interesting reading. Whilst they show an annual drop of 0.30%, lower than the Nationwide’s reported fall of 1%, there is evidence that prices are “firming” with a 0.6% increase over the past quarter and a 1.3% rise during the month of December itself. According to the Halifax the average home ...

6 financial resolutions for the New Year

6 financial resolutions for 2012After you've gorged on turkey, Christmas pudding and mince pies, opened your presents and watched the inevitable reruns of perennial Christmas favorites on TV, your thoughts might drift to 2013 and what the New Year has in store. Why not take some time over the break to plan your finances for 2013? Our six financial resolutions should give you some inspiration. 1. Set your goals This doesn’t have to be as grand as it sounds, but as we start the New Year, think back to ...