» Self-employment at '40 year high'
20/08/14 15:06 from BBC News | Business | Your Money | UK Edition
The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

» Mortgage lending highest since 2008
20/08/14 10:09 from BBC News | Business | Your Money | UK Edition
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.

» First-time buyers pay £22,000 more than last year
20/08/14 06:00 from Telegraph Property News
Typical prices paid by first-time buyers in the UK increase by 12 per cent in a year, amid strong rises across the country

» Agents' usefulness 'overstated' says Quirk
20/08/14 00:00 from Estate Agent Today
eMoov chief executive Russell Quirk says the role of traditional estate agents has been overstated and that their principal purpose in many transactions is to act as “a conduit to get properties on to the portals.” Quirk, who has been sp...

» London agent says Rightmove and Zoopla are 'musts'
20/08/14 00:00 from Estate Agent Today
A London estate agent has taken the unusual step of explaining to clients why his firm would be “selling them short” if he did not continue to advertise properties on Zoopla and Rightmove, despite what he calls their horrifying fees. The...

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