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Uncovering the property trap

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation says over 1.25 million younger households in England, Scotland and Wales have incomes too high to qualify for Housing Benefit if living in social rented accommodation but too low to afford a mortgage on even the cheapest homes for in their areas.


Britannia launches anti-racism campaign

Britannia has teamed up with Stoke City FC to raise awareness of racism that still exists in the sport. On Saturday Britannia and Stoke City FC will launch a campaign to educate local school children about the negative effects of racism. Using the City Rhythm and Rhyme competition they aim to encourage youngsters to use […]

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 […]

Pru letter does not invite remortgaging with Halifax

From Steve Colton I read with interest the letter from Dave King of ASK Financial Management (Mortgage Strategy October 10) headlined ‘Endowment letter from Pru refers clients to Halifax’ and the related news article, ‘Pru accused of non- compliance’. We believe these misrepresent our position in that they infer Prudential is ‘inviting’ policyholders to remortgage […]

True online binding decisions make for better service

From Jeff Knight Reading about other lenders’ service problems shocks me. Given the technology that exists, intermediaries should not be subjected to lenders’ blowing up and giving poor levels of service. It’s not good for intermediaries or their clients. But if more lenders offered true online binding decisions this would not happen. For example, over […]


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