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 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.
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.
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.