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Tuesday 06th of July 2010

News Tag: 20%

June 28, 2010

New ATMs launched to boost circulation of £5 note

by Kay Murchie
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In a bid to boost circulation of the £5 note, ATMs which only dispense fivers have been installed across Britain, following a two-year trial in London. Almost two dozen machines, run by the ATM operator Bank Machine, have been installed in various locations, including Manchester, Stroud, Oxford, Cardiff and Portsmouth. The 21 new £5-only machines will be housed in ...



December 29, 2009

US house prices flat in October

by Kay Murchie
US house prices flat in October
The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas remained flat in October after rising by a revised 0.4% the previous month. The latest figures dashed hopes of a sixth consecutive monthly increase and fell short of analysts expectations who had hoped for a 0.2% rise. Meanwhile, on an annual basis, the 20-city index was 7.3% down compared with a year ago. ...



December 8, 2008

HSBC to up mortgage lending by 20%

by Gill Montia
HSBC to up mortgage lending by 20%
HSBC is proposing to increase its mortgage lending by 20% in 2009, making up to £15 billion available to UK homebuyers and remortgagers, in total. The bank, which also provides home loans via its online brand, First Direct, has been less affected by the credit crisis than some of its High Street rivals because of its focus on emerging markets. It now ...