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BUDGET 2007: Brown ups higher level Income Tax by 5,000

Gordon Brown has increased the higher-level Income Tax threshold from 38,000 to 43,000 from April 2009.

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BSA delighted at MP backing

The Building Societies Association says it is delighted that MPS have backed a new parliamentary bill which affects building society funding limits and the rights of investors.The bill, called the Financial Mutuals Arrangements Bill, also proposes to make it easier for different types of financial mutuals to merge.It received its second reading today, when MPs […]

eConveyancer takes HIPs on the road

eConveyancer is running a series of roadshows to help brokers exploit the commercial opportunities arising from Home Information Packs on June 1.The roadshows are taking place between the April 18 and April 27 at venues throughout the country, and aim to give brokers very practical assistance with their preparations for the launch of HIPs. eConveyancer […]

How brokers can cover their backs

The inability of some borrowers to understand a single thing about their loans used to be a taboo subject. Cynical people might suggest that it was only taboo because borrower weakness was something brokers were happy to exploit and therefore wanted to keep quiet. Or that lenders were keen to avoid the authorities’ beady eyes and avoid mis-selling scandals while continuing to shift unsuitable products.

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