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MPLC extends

valuations deal Mortgages PLC has extended its free valuations scheme. It will continue until the end of 2007.

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Brokers can ensure interest-only mortgages are not the next mis-selling scandal by making borrowers aware of the consequences of taking out these increasingly popular deals, says Stephanie SpicerBrokers can ensure interest-only mortgages are not the next mis-selling scandal by making borrowers aware of the consequences of taking out these increasingly popular deals, says Stephanie Spicer

74% of brokers predict a good year for the market

A whopping 74% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers predict a buoyant year for the housing market in 2007. Just 26% of readers expect a downturn. Whether the number of pessimists will rise as a result of last week’s base rate increase remains to be seen.This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Will the housing market dip in […]

Commercial opportunity

European commercial properties may become bigger money-spinners than UK alternatives, fund manager and property analyst Seven Dials predicts.

Can UK companies satisfy global appetites?

By Mark Martin, Manager of Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

Rapid economic and income growth is leading to a dramatic shift in diet towards protein products right around the globe. UK companies such as Genus, the world’s largest livestock breeder, are benefiting from this increasing demand. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses this investment theme.