Rebecca Goodman is an award-winning personal finance journalist with more than a decade's experience in the industry. Her areas of expertise include insurance, mortgages, energy and savings.
Over the years her work has appeared in specialist publications including Money Observer, Moneywise, MoneySavingExpert and ThisIsMoney as well as writing for national media titles including the Mirror, Guardian, Independent, Telegraph and The Sun.
House prices shot up again in April, by 4.1% according to Zoopla, and they’re rising fastest in areas where they are most affordable including Wales and the North of England, but although many factors are aligning to make it easier to buy a property, including the stamp duty holiday and low interest rates, the buying frenzy means we are running out of available homes fastRead More
House prices continue to soar, rising 10.2% to March 2021, the highest growth seen since August 2007 according to government data of recorded house sales, largely fuelled by the temporary stamp duty holiday, the continued growth of the UK economy following the coronavirus shutdown and the successful vaccine rollout.Read More
Lifetime deposits for renters, greater tenancy rights, support for those living with unsafe cladding, and a relaxation to ground rent rules are just some of the announcements made in the Queen’s SpeechRead More
House prices continued to soar in April, up 1.4% from March and 8.2% in a year to an average of £258,204 according to the latest Halifax index.Read More
Interest rates have been held at 0.1% by the Bank of England in May, just over a year since they were temporarily cut in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Read More
House prices continue to storm upwards rising monthly by 2.1% and annually by 7.1% to an average of £238,831 for April, according to the latest Nationwide house price index. The growth has largely been fuelled by the extended stamp duty holiday and the UK’s continued recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.Read More
House prices rose again in March, by 1.1% monthly and 6.5% annually according to Halifax, thanks to the extension of the stamp duty holiday and the continued recovery of the economy as the coronavirus pandemic pushed up demand for new homes.Read More
The places in the UK it’s easiest - and hardest - to afford a home on the a local salary have been named, with some unlucky people needing to find more than 27 times their annual income to afford a home near where they live.Read More
New figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed the postcodes with the cheapest and most expensive homes in England and Wales, with values ranging from just £25,000 to £5.8million depending on where you are in the country.Read More
The Bank of England base rate has again been held at the all time low of 0.1% for March, as confirmed by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday.Read More