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BUDGET 2008: Darling creates new car tax bands

The chancellor will create new car tax bands for the most polluting cars from April.

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While the back pages of the newspapers indicate that Kevin Keegan is starting to think Ron Sandler has the more comfortable of the two hottest seats in Newcastle, the financial press continues to satisfy itself by poking the twitching remains of Northern Rock.

Leadbay launches debt leads service

Leadbay will now provide debt advice leads to brokers interested in individual voluntary arrangements, debt consolidation and Scottish Trust Deeds.Advisers buying debt leads can specify postcode and debt amount and is able to choose how much to pay for leads and how many they would like to buy.Advisers buying an IVA lead will receive a […]

InterBay rejigs LTVs and loans

InterBay Commercial has reset its maximum LTV to 70% and its minimum loan value to £100,000 as part of its efforts to reduce business volumes. Its proc fee stands at 1.5%.

Adding up the commercial benefits

One of the fundamental questions asked by commercial lenders when assessing loan applications is whether the business is profitable and represents an acceptable risk.

Who cares?

By Tracey Dickson, marketing consultant There are almost 7 million carers in the UK – that’s around 10 per cent of the population who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously ill or older loved one.1 But according to a report from the charity Carers UK, 20 per cent of people providing 50 hours or more of care […]

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