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Disaster for eConveyancer’s Vanessa Blount last week.

With only a month to go before she runs the London Marathon, she was geared up for a week of heavy training. Then man-flu struck, meaning training was out of the question. She lost 3lbs as a result.

“I was due to run 22 miles on Sunday but it now looks unlikely I’ll make that sort of distance any time soon,” an upset Blount told Mole.

Mortgage Strategy also lost 3lbs this week, but we’re still about 4lbs behind Blount.


Primrose offers sourcing access

Primrose Premier is offering brokers access to Evaluate’s sourcing software. It covers sub-prime products and includes multiple lender options.

House building target is under threat

With the chancellor’s proposal about graded mortgage assets still ringing in my ears, I hear house builder Bovis Homes has reported falling volumes. With the company recording a 6% drop in profits and home completions, it has obviously felt the power of the liquidity crisis.

Borrowers are overstretched and unlikely to get remortgage says vast numbers of UK borrowers have borrowed themselves into a position of vulnerability in order to buy property and are not in a position to remortgage.Nearly 35% of respondents to its recent survey are juggling a mortgage debt more than three times their gross annual salary.The website says that of these, nearly 30% […]

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.


Pension over-taxing

800,000 people are at risk of being over-taxed on their pensions, writes Steve Webb, director of policy at Royal London Hundreds of thousands of people receiving company and personal pensions should check their tax code to make sure that they are not being over-taxed, according to a leading pensions firm. Mutual insurer Royal London has […]


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