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Equity release is not a last resort

Equity release should not be seen as a last resort but considered as a possible solution to financing retirement, says a report from financial research company Defaqto.

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Sub-prime lenders rapped

Sub-prime lenders have been criticised for not doing enough to get their clients back onto prime deals after putting them on credit repair products. Thomas Reeh, chief executive officer of blackandwhite.co.uk, says: “Lenders are not interested in credit repair as long as they have their customers on sub-prime deals. They rely on clients being lazy.” […]

House buyers prefer online conveyancing

A survey carried out by one of the countrys top conveyancing firms has revealed that nearly two-thirds of people prefer not to see their solicitor when buying a house.Barnetts Solicitors surveyed nearly 1,700 people in a web poll and 64 per cent of the voters believed it was not an advantage to have a face […]

JEREZ 2006: Brokers urged to prepare for HIPs

Brokers have been warned that if they fail to prepare for Home Information Packs, then they must be prepared to fail once the legislation becomes mandatory in June 2007. Speaking at the Mortgage Summit in Jerez on June 23, Alan Dring, sale director at e-Conveyancer, says that now is the time to start looking at […]

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