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Council Tax Bill

The Council Tax Bill has been published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. This follows the announcement on September 20 that the government had extended Sir Michael Lyons’ inquiry into local government funding.

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Sub-prime scandal warning

Cartel managing director Carl Wright is warning the sub-prime market is in crisis and runs the risk of becoming the next big mis-selling scandal. He says the recently announced Financial Service Authority investigation into the market will discover that a significant number of brokers are wrongly advising clients to take out sub-prime mortgages when 50% […]

Second homes boom predicted

Research by financial marketing specialist Teamspirit shows the self invested personal pension provision is likely to cause an increase in the number of people purchasing second homes.

Readers prefer BM Solutions deal to BoS tracker

Most Mortgage Strategy Online readers say they would rather use BM Solutions’ 3.75% two-year rate product than Bank of Scotland’s large loan tracker, with 62% voting in favour of the BM Solutions product. BM Solutions launched a batch of mainstream products last week in the wake of the departure of a number of key figures […]

Online chat room for brokers to be set up

Brokers will soon be able to share their experiences of lenders with other intermediaries in an online chat facility. Jason Hegarty, a sole broker and mortgage adviser at Leiston Mortgage Centre, has founded 1BigTable.co.uk to provide a research facility and online community for mortgage intermediaries. Hegarty is hoping the site’s facilities will help raise standards […]

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