Peter Williams, executive director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association says the government’s Homeowner Mortgage Support scheme may not provide help for everyone.He says: “This is a further component in the mechanisms put in place to help mortgage borrowers who are in difficulty, and has been worked up following discussions between government and a number […]
This week’s Budget will more closely resemble a performance by magician Paul Daniels than a speech by Vilfredo Pareto or Arthur Cecil Pigou, both influential economists. With little if any cash at his disposal chancellor Alistair Darling’s second Budget is likely to produce more smoke and mirrors than anything of substance for taxpayers, let alone the mortgage market.
What does a well-diversifed portfolio look like? What were the quarterly trends in model portfolios in Q4 2015? The Portfolio Barometer highlights trends uncovered by analysis of 210 model risk-rated portfolios managed by UK financial adviser and wealth management firms in the three months from October to December 2015. The model portfolios under review were […]