National Statistics- published figures show there are 920 fewer homelessness acceptances in London compared with the same period last year.This is the latest in an overall downward trend in acceptances nationally since the beginning of 2004.
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Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has commented on the governments forthcoming draft legislation on Real Estate Investment Trusts. It believes REITs will provide a stable savings product that is accessible to private investors for savings and pension investment, especially if introduced as ISA, PEP and CTF eligible.The draft legislation will present the UK with a window […]
This year seems to have been a rollercoaster ride for protection. Critical illness insurance was once again given a bashing in the consumer press, because of a claim that wasn’t paid due to non-disclosure.
From Guy Garrard How refreshing to read Nigel Payne’s response to Simon Mouncher’s letter in Mortgage Strategy (November 14). The Mortgage Business is “firmly behind packagers” and sees them as being “closely linked” to its growth. What a shame then that as a major UK packager all of five minutes’ drive from TMB’s Chester offices, […]
Kensington Mortgages has launched a fixed plus payment option on all its standard products, which combines the benefits of fixed and tracker features.
Maybe not as frightening as coming face to face with the Daleks but the problem of how employees access their defined contribution (DC) pension schemes and ‘decumulate’ seems to be growing and exercising a lot of capable minds in the pensions world. With income drawdown on the increase (now the most popular form of ‘decumulation’ […]
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