LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - British house prices fell for the first time since mid-2015 in March, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Friday.
Nationwide said house prices declined by a monthly 0.3 percent, compared with a rise of 0.6 percent in February.
In annual terms, prices were 3.5 percent higher, the weakest increase since August 2015.
Economists polled by Reuters had expected house prices to rise by 0.4 percent in March from February and annual growth of 4.1 percent. (Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Alexander Smith)