The UK outlook has dived as the crisis in Europe takes its toll, while the global slowdown is tightening its grip in the US and emerging markets. As the chances of more QE next month rise to cope with this, interest rates must stick
We all know that being authorised by the Financial Services Authority to give best advice, you should offer clients the chance to go direct to a lender if the direct rate is cheaper than one we can offer.
A startling statistic by Shelter caught my eye recently and served as a reminder that the buy-to-let sector cannot afford to become complacent.
I was interested to read the recent blog by Stephen Johnson, managing director of commercial lending at Shawbrook Bank, about the role alternative lenders could play in providing funding to small firms and borrowers.
For many intermediaries in financial services, bridging is an option rarely used, or even considered.
The rental sector is one of the few parts of the property market that continues to flourish despite the instability of the UK and European economies.
The current tone of the discussion among my economist friends is enough to keep anyone wide awake at night. The extent and complexity of our current economic situation are both fascinating and academically challenging.
Lucky strike Mole was flicking through local paper the Evening & Star when his eye caught a familiar advertisement on a red bus in one of the pictures.
2 – The number of years since Metro Bank launched. It celebrated the news by revealing it is piloting a scheme to use mortgage brokers. 11.8% – The increase in taxpayer funding for Prince Charles, rising from £1.9m in 2010/11 to £2.2m in 2011/12, Clarence House figures show. -1.1% – The annual drop in house […]
Mark Screeton, distribution director of Legal & General Network (second from left) and fellow L&G staff get set for the Three Peaks challenge.
“Martin auditions new actors for the reconstructions on Crimewatch.”