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Virtual payback

A 23 year old gamer has recouped the 13,700 he spent on building a virtual island by selling land for homes and taxing other gamers to hunt and mine on the island. Known as Deathifier, he says: “The money we have made to date is only a taster of what can be achieved with my virtual island. We’ve only just begun exploiting the estate sales and land management sectors. There is still more room for growth and revenue when it comes to the untapped resources in the surrounding sea.”

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Helping themselves

The big financial institutions stand accused of the inappropriate selling of payment protection insurance – and they do have a case to answer, says Mortgage Strategy

Garage worth more than two FTB homes

A garage in central London could be sold for more than 300,000 this week – at least twice the price of an average first-time buyer home. It is on the market for 300,000 but will go to a sealed bid this week as it has attracted so much attention. This means it is likely to […]

Wills service for brokers unveiled

Broker Wills has been launched to offer brokers a high tech will-writing service specifically designed for brokers and financial advisers. Legal solutions company Epoq, which designed the service, says that unlike existing services that provide advisers with a small royalty or make them spend time preparing all the paperwork for clients’ wills, Broker Wills offers […]

Seeking quality in uncertain markets

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

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