Green mortgage: Energy efficient home buyers offered better interest rates

The European Investment Bank is providing €150m to Bankia, which is matching the amount for the scheme

E.ON teams up with banking group to offer green mortgages

The scheme would allow first-time buyers and re-mortgagers to borrow further via a linked energy efficiency home improvement loan to improve their properties

Energy UK calls for VAT removal from energy bills and energy efficiency measures

The trade body says that would reduce bills by nearly £60 a year

Major European banks pilot energy efficiency mortgages

Under such schemes, buyers can get reduced interest rates on their mortgages for greener and more energy efficient homes