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IFS changes its name

The Institute of Financial Services has been renamed ifs School of Finance. The name has been chosen to reflect the ifs as it develops its financial education provision for industry and for consumers.

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GE Life cuts lifetime mortgage rate

GE Life has lowered its lifetime mortgage interest rate from 6.09% to 5.95%.It is also set to reinstate its cash back facility, whereby all customers, irrespective of the size of the loan, or who their financial adviser is, will receive a 250 tax-free cashback on completion of their equity release lifetime mortgage.Simon Little, marketing and […]

GE lowers rate

GE Life has lowered its lifetime mortgage interest rate from 6.09% to 5.95%, as well as reinstating its 250 cashback facility.

Home inspectors to take legal action

Over 1,000 home inspectors are to take legal action against the government following the Home Condition Report fiasco. The move comes as the government controversially revealed it is to train people as energy inspectors, which some trained home inspectors see as direct competition. Energy inspectors will be trained to carry out the Energy Performance Certificate […]

An advisory service for advisers

Apologies to anyone who might think this is an advert. It definitely is not, but I have been asked by Mortgage Strategy’s illustrious editor (I think that’s how he describes himself) to give an update on Lifetime Advisory Services. I have also been asked to explain why the proposition is services-only rather than offering full […]

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Pension Wise — now taking calls…

Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.

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