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House price slowdown in May

In May, UK house prices grew at their slowest rate this year, research from Halifax reveals. The lender found that prices rose by 0.3% in May compared with 1.1% in April. May was the third month in a row growth has slowed.


Help is at hand

Networks were designed to help small firms cope with regulation and recent FSA findings underline their growing importance, says Gemma Harle

Comparison site flotation imminent

The flotation of Moneysupermarket. com is imminent now that a silent 48% shareholder has been bought out, a source in the company reveals.Last week, Simon Nixon, chief executive officer of Moneysupermarket. com, revealed he had formed a new company to acquire co-founder and si-lent partner Duncan Cameron’s 48% share in the business.Cameron, the brother of […]

BDS picks E2M as HIP provider

BDS Mortgage Group has appointed Easier2Move as its main supplier of Home Information Packs.The HIP service provided by E2M will be made available to all BDS network members as well as any other brokers who wish to take advantage of it. Additional options such as Home Condition Reports or environmental searches are also available from […]

Ensure your clients’ parachutes work

It’s conference season – always a great opportunity to get feedback from financial advisers. Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken at a couple of events about important improvements in clarity resulting from the Association of British Insurance’s statement of best practice for critical illness cover which came into effect at the end of last month.


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