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L&G covers three more illnesses

Legal & General is launching a critical illness product covering three additional illnesses. The new policy incorporates mandatory changes to the definitions of critical illnesses as set out by the Association of British Insurers.

It also includes wider definitions for some illnesses. The intention of this development is to improve clarity for consumers.

The three additional illnesses that are now covered are encephalitis, systematic lupus and primary pulmonary hypertension.


Co-op to add eco-features to mortgage portfolio

The Co-operative Bank say it is working on new eco-features that will be built into its mortgage portfolio.The bank has welcomed the chancellors invitation to major banks and lending organisations to seize the opportunities of a new market in green financial products.The Co-op says it believes eco-home loans will become the norm in the future. […]

Friends of Earth calls for council tax rebates for green homeowners

Friends of the Earth has made a plea to the chancellor to pour out over 2bn to encourage homeowners to get green.This call follows the green pressure group writing a letter to housing minister, Yvette Copper that has been leaked to Mortgage Strategy.This will involve Council Tax rebates and exemption of VAT on environmental refurbishments […]

February house prices up £50 a day

House prices rose by over £50 a day in February, an average of the main house price indexes, compiled by Assetz reveals.Indexes from, Halifax, the Department of Communities and Local Government, the Financial Times and the Nationwide, show the average price of a home in February was £201,650, up from £200,628 in January. Assetz […]

North-East tipped as next hotspot

The North-East has been tipped as a potential property hotspot by SG Hambros. A study by the wealth management group says that while the North-East presently has the lowest house prices in the UK, this is unlikely to be the case for long. It predicts that by 2015 property prices in the area will be […]


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