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Equity partners

The Exchange has entered into a strategy partnership with Just Retirement, the annuity and equity release specialist.


IOU, says 10m fraudster

Financial adviser and Halifax agent Graham Price left an IOU for 7m in the branch safe – after stealing almost 10m to fuel his horse racing obsession. Swansea Magistrates Court heard that over four years, Price took money from the safe and also diverted funds from private investors’ accounts. In one nine-day spree he is […]

IF revises fixed rate products

Intelligent Finance will be revising its fixed rate mortgage products from Sunday. The changes will see the withdrawal of the five-year fixed rate product, repriced two-year fixed rate products and the introduction of three year fixed rate products.The new non-offset fixed rate range includes two products, the two year fixed 80 with 4.59% until February […]

Dear Delia

Dear Delia One of my clients is an experienced landlord with nine properties worth 1.27m. As he is in his 40s and concerned about retirement he has asked me if he should put some of these properties into a self-invested personal pension after A-Day. He is also interested in buying more properties and would like […]

Roll up product is star of Just range

Just Retirement has finally announced the launch of its roll up and fixed lifetime mortgages. It has been courting the equity release market for some time and since early 2005 has been testing the water, in particular with its fixed lifetime product.


Under the radar – Fit for Work and sickness absence

Earlier this month we sat in on a presentation delivered by the Fit for Work service, and this session did highlight one small but important change to the offering that we must admit had slipped under our radar. The Sickness Absence Review published in 2010 suggested that the Independent Assessment Service (now branded Fit for Work) should have three access points; referral by […]


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