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Nationwide raises MPPI premiums

Nationwide has increased the premiums on its mortgage payment protection insurance. For 12 months’ cover, accident, sickness and unemployment has increased from 5.39 to 5.89, accident and sickness has increased from 2.79 to 3.29, and unemployment has gone up from 3.66 to 4.19 per 100 insured.

For 24 months’ cover, accident sickness and unemployment has gone up from 6.47 to 6.99, accident and sickness has risen from 3.57 to 4.09, and unemployment has increased from 4.54 to 4.99 per 100 insured.


Tailors to take Mortgage Expo by storm

Mortgage Business Expo has teamed up with image consultants Dress2kill for the London Expo on November 16 and 17 2005. Visitors to the Expo at Earls Court 2 will for the first time be able to pay the image doctors a visit and get the prognosis on their fashion health. If your suits are flatlining […]

Government tax proposal ‘flawed’ say RICS

The Government’s proposals on land tax reform are ‘seriously flawed’ says a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors report.The Planning Gain Supplement, advocated by Kate Barker in her report for government on housing supply, is seen as a means of funding infrastructure requirements. However, the RICS research suggests it is based on a misunderstanding of how […]

Haresnape to leave RBS

Charles Haresnape is to leave the Royal Bank of Scotland this Friday as director of NatWest Mortgages.Haresnape says he is considering a number of offers, but will be staying within the mortgage industry.He says the move comes after a restructure within the company, and although his replacement has not been decided upon, it is thought […]

Pay the regulator a site visit soon

Familiarise yourself with the complicated layout and menus of the FSA website early on and you could save yourself time and frustration in the long run, says Bill Warren

Why we all need to back the housing underdog

The UK loves an underdog. There is something irresistible about the story of the little guy standing up to the established players and leaving them with a bloody nose, whether it is Henry Cooper putting Muhammad Ali on the mat or the Wallabies trouncing the Kiwis in rugby. At the Conservative Party conference, LendInvest championed […]


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