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Brokers sceptical over carbon target

A survey by UCB Homeloans shows 67% of brokers believe the government will not achieve its target of making all new homes carbon-neutral within 10 years.

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Heritable releases new products for promotional range

Heritable has released a range of several new products in conjunction with its ‘reasons to love Heritable’ range. The range offers introducers the choice of enhanced introductory fees, reduced arrangement fees for customers or a combination of both.The new product are offered across the buy-to-let, self-cert, semi-commercial and status mortgage ranges. They include two-year fixed […]

We don’t want US sub-prime disease

Brokers, lenders and especially overstretched borrowers gave a collective sigh of relief last Thursday when the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee decided to hold rates for a second month.

FSA has a cheek accusing advisers of being unclear

Having to drive my wife’s car to work the other day, rather than get grief for messing with the stereo I left it on the local radio station she listens to. Imagine my surprise when during one of the commercial breaks, an actor’s voice started talking gibberish, trying to make the point that financial advice […]

5D in service link with Crown

5D Finance has appointed Crown Mortgage Management as its servicing partner. 5D will continue to process applications inhouse through to completion and Crown will administer completed loans.

Value for money in DC pensions

The Pension Policy Institute (PPI)’s recent report “Value for money in DC pensions” tries to identify factors by which people can assess whether their pension offers fair value for money (VFM). Fiona Tait provides an overview of the findings. Positive Outcomes It is extremely hard to assess VFM in a pension. Press activity naturally focuses […]

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