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UK customers shop around

Customers in the UK are the most likely to shop around for financial bargains in the EU, says Datamonitor. UK branch managers at banks and societies say customers shop around for financial services more than they used to.

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E2M links up with Mortgage 2000

Easier2Move has joined Mortgage 2000s conveyancing panel.Mortgage 2000, part of moneysupermarket.com, offers a range of products and services to mortgage intermediaries. This link up makes Easier2Move a member of Mortgage 2000s conveyancing panel, which will see their services offered to any of the thousands of intermediaries who use one or more of Mortgage 2000s services. […]

When a gift is not as good as it looks

When builders offer gifted deposits they are offering to pay the deposits on properties people are buying from them. Builders tend to do this on new developments, with deposits ranging from 5% to 15%. Other incentives can be offered such as cashbacks, payment of legal fees or Stamp Duty or purchase price discounts.

Demand for traded endowments rises

The number of traded endowment policies purchased in 2006 more than doubled compared with the previous year, says the Association of Policy Market Makers. Brian Goldstein, chairman of APMM, says: “Last year, market-makers saw record levels of demand for TEPs. It looks like 2007 will be even more successful.”

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