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Cash for social rents and shared equity schemes

The government has allotted 775m for social rented housing and shared equity schemes. The money will be brought forward from the 2010/11 budgets.


Repossession victims to be given two-year payment holiday

The Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a two-year deferment of mortgage interest payments for borrowers who face unemployment.The deferment of mortgage interest payments for two years will apply to properties worth a maximum of £400,000.The eight largest UK lenders have so far signed up to the plan – these include HBOS, Nationwide, Abbey, Lloyds […]

Ian Giles to leave Kensington

Ian Giles, director of marketing and communications at Kensington Group, is set to leave the lender at Christmas as part of its recently announced restructure.

Life cover for life

When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that waybecause before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more or less exactly what they were. For advisers thinking […]


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