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February has been and gone and for those of you running home and contents and general insurance books I think we can agree that 2012 has so far been okay, which should hopefully make it more likely that we’ll get profit shares from our providers. That said, one key issue emerging with our lender friends is that things are getting more difficult again.
Interest-only mortgages are at a crossroads. Ten years ago 15% of purchase loans were interest-only, doubling to 32% in the next five years.
Saffron Building Society has reported gross mortgage lending of £751m for 2011, 10% higher than the £682m it lent in 2010.
On a scale of one to 10, how loyal would you say you are? Most people would probably rate themselves highly given that in general, disloyalty is not considered an attractive trait.
By Ewan McAlpine, Senior Client Portfolio Manager In uncertain times, investors naturally seek safety. But in fixed income markets, what does that really mean? Ewan McAlpine outlines the approach RLAM’s Fixed Income Team will be adopting across its credit funds in response to potentially volatile markets this year. Click here for full article