In a decade of slow recovery, the rapid rise in asset prices has been the standout. But how sustainable has price growth been, and could we be in the midst of a bubble?
It feels like a lifetime ago, but it’s worth remembering that, prior to the 2008 financial crisis, returns on savings accounts of 5 per cent were nothing unusual.
Last week, a controversial landmark was achieved: gender equality in the state pension age. Having spent decades apart, the process of convergence began in 2010 (off the back of legislation passed 15 years prior), at which point the state pension age for women was 60, while for men it was 65.
The housing crisis in the UK needs little introduction, and the statistics say it all. Rates of home ownership plummeted from 73.3 per cent in 2007 to just 63.4 per cent by the end of 2016.
It may have come to your attention that, over the last six weeks, our headline lender rates have decreased. In the wake of the Brexit vote, and with the subsequent cut in Bank of England rates, many people might be inclined to draw a direct link between the two.
Today we reveal the results of a poll we conducted to survey our lenders' attitudes towards peer-to-peer (P2P) lending following the surprising result of the EU referendum vote on 23 June.