Ministers from 29 European countries convened in Bristol last week to discuss the creation of sustainable communities.Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott hosted the two-day meeting of EU ministers, with Danuta Hubner, the European commissioner for regional policy, Peter Sedgwick, the vice=president of the European Investment Bank, and representatives of the European Parliament and the Committee of the Regions in attendance.
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David Cameron stormed to victory in the Tory leadership race last week so I thought I’d cast my eye over the politics of housing.<
Skipton has launched a three-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.99% – equivalent to initial monthly payments of just 528 for a 100,000 repayment mortgage over a 25-year term. Jennifer Holloway, head of media relations at Skipton, says: “Feedback from our branches and brokers is that fixed rate mortgages are still the loan of choice for […]
Peter Griffiths, chief executive of Principality, will be attempting to climb to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in the New Year to raise 20,000 for the NSPCC in Wales.The five-day gruelling 20,000ft assent to the peak of the worlds tallest free standing mountain will start on January 13, with the last leg starting at 2am […]
Most brokers are disillusioned with mortgage regulation and many are cautious about using some of the newer lenders, says Henry Samuels Marketing Services. These findings come from the Mortgage Intermediaries – One Year After Regulation report, based on research conducted among intermediaries about their experiences since Mortgage Day. The report found that most intermediaries are […]
Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune’s Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]
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