Mortgage brokers are branching out and starting to offer advice on gas and electricity supplies along-side mortgages, a study by Data-monitor has revealed.
First-time buyers are a hot topic at the moment, with much talk of how we can encourage them into the market. So it’s interesting to look at just who are first-time buyers, what do they want and how has this changed over the last six months.
Santander has reported an annual UK profit of £991m for 2008, an increase of 21% from 2007 levels.
Brokers are showing their survival spirit by continuing to work despite being snowed in.
By Kunal Desai, Neptune India Fund
As global investors continue to scour emerging markets through the lens of reform potential, India shines bright. Indeed, we think it can sparkle even brighter. We anticipate India’s self-imposed 10-year ‘policy holiday’ to turn into one of the most pro-growth and pro-investment policy calendars seen in Asia in years. The Indian electorate has engineered a historic verdict. We now have the strongest Indian government since 1984, with the pro-market Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieving an absolute majority for the first time in the party’s history.
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