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CETA embraces equity release

CETA has added equity release to the range of financial services available through its Premium Portal after agreeing a partnership with the Equity Release Advisory Service.


Islamic boost

Gordon Brown last week celebrated the “invaluable” contribution of Muslims and said he wanted to make Britain the global gateway to Islamic finance and trade.

Steady but not glorious period ahead

It has been a great six months for the mortgage market. Monthly lending records have been tumbling after a surge in confidence early this year.

JEREZ 2006: US Banks Big swinging dick mentality

The return of US lenders to the buoyant UK mortgage market is down to their big swinging dick mentality as they seek to ensure they play in the same growth markets as their key competitors.This surprising remark was made by Peter Beaumont, deputy chief executive of Mortgages PLC a wholly owned subsidiary of US investment […]

FTBs get a helping hand from Chelsea

Chelsea has launched a helping hand mortgage for first-time buyers exclusively through Openwork. First-time buyers can use the income of parents or close family members. Up to three incomes can be used and there can be up to four applicants. The term of the product is based on the child’s age rather than the parent’s. […]

The curse of long-term cash

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, reveals why clients should be seriously concerned when short-term holdings of cash turn into a long-term investment. There is nothing wrong with holding wealth in the form of cash on a short-term basis. For many people capital stability is important and access to ready cash […]


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