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Limits raised on ISA contributions

Contribution limits on individual savings accounts have been increased to £7,200 and the limit on cash ISAs has been raised to £3,600.

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AToM launches combined remortgage fees deal

All Types of Mortgages is launching the Remo Package a deal that combines valuation and legal costs in one heavily discounted application fee.Richard Hearn, managing director of AToM, says: “We’ve been looking at a number of ways in which we can assist our introducers save money for their clients and over the last few weeks […]

Darling pledges £60m to help small firms

Chancellor Alistair Darling has pledged to inject £60m into the Small Firms Loan Guarantee scheme.The SFLG aims to provide funding for small firms which might not be eligible for conventional business loans because they don’t have assets to offer as security.The scheme provides lenders with government guarantees against default under certain circumstances.Darling says he will […]

HiFX says snowy peaks are top foreign investment destinations

HiFX says Alpine properties are the new top pick for foreign home investment by Britons.The firm’s latest Monthly global property hotspots report reveals Q1 is the busiest time for the ski chalet market with more buyers looking towards snow capped peaks in France, Austria, Canada and Italy. At the same time, interest in summer destinations […]

Technology will save the industry

In this new regular column, Julian Wells takes a look at some of the most pressing issues facing the mortgage industry and the professionals who work in it

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