This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor’s prediction that house prices will increase by 4% in 2006 an underestimation?”
General insurance provider Select & Protect says sales of its age-banded mortgage payment protection insurance product, Intego, has increased by 100% since its launch in August.
The Financial Services Skills Council has a range of initiatives planned for 2006 and mortgage professionals must keep abreast of the changes to stay ahead of the game, says Brad Baker
Barclays has admitted that it needs to invest more into its mortgage products through The Woolwich brand next year. The bank recently decided to bring its entire mortgage processing inhouse and will also count service as a key priority for 2006. It hopes the decision to take control of its mortgage operations from product development […]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is warning that chimneys could be a thing of the past, because with new homes not featuring one and many older homes not maintaining or restoring their existing ones.John Reyers, spokesman for RICS, says: “There are three things working against the old-fashioned chimney – an increasing focus on energy […]
By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst The definitions of adjusted income and threshold income used to determine whether, and to what extent, someone’s annual allowance will be reduced can be confusing. Here we try to make sense of it all. The annual allowance will be reduced for high income individuals from […]
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