Edwin and Lorraine McLaren, from Renfrewshire, were found guilty of property fraud totalling about £1.6m.
BBA figures show credit card lending has hit 11-month high but consumer credit growth is slowing.
The treatment of the double amputee and prospective homeowner sparked an outcry on social media.
Bank of England data reveals fall but consumer lending expanded at the fastest pace in 11 years.
McDonnell vows to help those 'at the mercy of an unforgiving, unrestrained housing market and landlords'.
Lender says house prices will depend on building activity keeping pace with increasing demand.
Lib Dems claim 'rent-to-own' scheme will help first-time home buyers struggling to raise deposits.
House prices at London rose by more than 15% or £81,619 over the past year.
Monthly rents across England & Wales drop to £768.
With a mortgage of £254,000, you can buy 250m² property in Spain, compared to 72m² house in London.
Acceptable housing must be located within an hour's commute of work and include basic services.
Young professional couples would be offered 20% discount to get on housing ladder
Russian lender looking to cash in on popular superstition and boost mortgage business.
Nationwide has seen its underlying profits more than double for the 2013/14 year to almost £1bn.
The FOS received a record number of complaints about mortgages last year.
The homelessness charity says one in five rent or mortgage payers has borrowed money to cover their housing costs
US District Judge Katherine Forrest upheld earlier ruling against Fabrice Tourre.
BoE chief economist Spencer Dale says property market could turn from 'lukewarm to scalding hot'.
YouGov/Sun poll finds majority think they'd be worse off or no better under Labour.
Bank of England policymaker says would be foolish to curb housing market so early in UK recovery.
SEC said ML misled investors about mortgage securities it structured and sold
Christopher Willford fined £30,000 over failure to notify board about level of risk.
JPMorgan has stumped up billions of dollars in legal fees and settlements this year
British Chambers of Commerce lifts growth forecasts, but cautions recovery driven by household consumption not trade.
Federal authorities nearing settlements over JPMorgan's involvement in Madoff case.
Warwick Business School claims high probability of UK housing bubble amid unaffordable values and sluggish earnings.
Official figures show UK goods exports in decline despite an emerging global recovery
UK's financial district has submitted plans to build 3,100 homes alongside skyscrapers
Bank of England Governor keeping eye on UK house prices as they rise sharply amid Help to Buy.
OBR forecasts question claims of moves away from household consumption to manufacturing.