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BUDGET 2007: Brown pledges to fund insulation of pensioners’ homes

Brown has pledged to give pensioners grants of £300 to £4,000 for insulating their homes.


IFA firm picks Convex for conveyancing service

Convex Conveyancing, is to roll out its conveyancing service to independent financial advisers, The Clarkson Hill Group. Duncan Samuel, managing director at Convex, says: We are delighted to offer our service to one of the largest IFAs in the country.We are confident that clients and advisers will benefit greatly from using our system.Bill Moncrieff, director […]

FSA sets outs FSCS reforms

The Financial Services Authority has set out proposals to reform the funding of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.A consultation paper has been published by the regulator to outline the reforms are designed to create a funding system that will be more robust and sustainable than the present set-up.The key proposals in paper introduce a widening […]

Purely and ITV unveil virtual mortgages plan

Purely Mortgages last week signed a deal with ITV to launch an online mortgage service that it predicts will lead to nationwide, virtual online mortgage deals.

Back from reality

Ruth Badger starred as a no-nonsense contestant on BBC TV’s The Apprentice but now she’s come home to the mortgage industry as the public face of The Help Group campaign to reduce lead costs, she tells Nicolette Botbol

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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