[LINKS]: Links of the week

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  1. UK Two-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Reach Highest Level Since 2008 – Increasing interest rates impact mortgage affordability for UK homeowners. Read more
  2. StepChange Debt Charity Reports Surge in Clients Seeking Car Finance Debt Advice – The demand for debt advice regarding car finance has significantly increased according to StepChange Debt Charity. Read more
  3. Buy-to-Let Arrears Worsen at a Faster Rate Than Residential Properties – Cases of arrears in the buy-to-let sector are deteriorating more rapidly compared to residential properties. Read more
  4. Half of UK Mortgage Borrowers Express Concern About Potential Home Loss – Rising interest rates cause anxiety for 50% of mortgage borrowers, fearing the loss of their homes. Read more
  5. UK Lenders Pass Stress Tests, But Bank of England Warns of Future Mortgage Challenges – Major UK lenders demonstrate resilience in stress tests, but the central bank cautions against potential mortgage difficulties. Read more
  6. Economic Weather Watching Think Tank 4.2 Provides Insights on Debt Collections – Experts analyze economic conditions and their impact on debt collections and customer vulnerability. Read more
  7. Virgin Media Faces Investigation Over Complaints Regarding Contract Cancellations – Ofcom initiates an investigation into Virgin Media following customer complaints about contract termination issues. Read more
  8. Elon Musk Launches xAI, an AI Company Focused on Understanding Reality – Elon Musk establishes xAI, a new artificial intelligence company, aiming to explore the understanding of reality. Read more
  9. Inflation and Interest Rate Confusion Undermine Financial Resilience – Increasing inflation rates and confusion surrounding interest rates impact financial stability. Read more
  10. UK Businesses Maintain Resilience Amid Challenging Economic Climate – Despite economic uncertainties, UK businesses exhibit resilience through data-driven insights. Read more
  11. Impending Collapse of Zombie Firms Anticipated Due to Rising Interest Rates – Debt-laden “zombie firms” face potential failure as borrowing costs rise. Read more
  12. UK Cost of Living Payments Prove Ineffective as Short-Term Remedy – One-time cost of living support is deemed an expensive and inefficient solution lacking precise targeting. Read more
  13. Quantum Computing Achieves Record-Breaking Entanglement of Qubits – Researchers successfully entangle 51 superconducting qubits, setting a new record in quantum computing. Read more
  14. UK Economy Experiences Listless Growth Over the Past Four Years – Economic stagnation hampers job security and wage growth, impacting people’s ability to cope with rising prices. Read more
  15. Passenger Drop-Off Fees Escalate at Over a Third of UK Airports – More than one-third of UK airports introduce or raise charges for dropping off passengers. Read more
  16. Proposed Changes to Consumer Credit Act Impact Section 75 Protection – Modifications to consumer credit regulations may influence consumer protections, including Section 75 coverage. Read more
  17. Debt Charity Observes Increased Demand for Car Finance Debt Advice – Debt charities witness a surge in clients seeking guidance on managing car finance debt. Read more
  18. UK Lenders Face Pressure as Mortgage Payments Are Set to Rise – The Bank of England predicts an increase in mortgage repayments, impacting household budgets. Read more
  19. Rising Energy and Wage Bills Contribute to Struggles of UK’s “Zombie” Firms – Escalating costs and interest rates result in a surge of company insolvencies. Read more
  20. Coronation-Related Disruptions Lead to Economic Slowdown in the UK – The coronation event causes a deceleration in certain industries while benefiting sectors like arts and entertainment. Read more
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