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Lib Dems slam Cameron’s debt plan

Responding to the Conservatives’ plans to tackle personal debt, the Liberal Democrats have criticised the Tories’ view of the current personal debt crisis.

Vince Cable MP, shadow chancellor for the Liberal Democrat, says: “For the Conservatives to come to the table and argue that personal debt is a matter of social responsibility is utterly two-faced.

“It was under the Tories with David Cameron in the Treasury that personal bankruptcies and home repossessions hit their highest levels.

“For too long the Tories have been quiet on solutions to this major problem affecting households. It is simply not credible for them to pipe up now. This is nothing more than spin from a shadow chancellor who has no grasp of issues affecting British families.

“The Liberal Democrats have been warning about this issue for some time now, and for the Conservatives to jump on the bandwagon now is feeble.”


Marketing Brief

Support is critical in the mortgage industry. Kevin Paterson’s A-Z review rates the marketing material that lenders issue to help brokers with sales and business development

MiFID qualifications alarm

Brokers could work unqualified throughout their careers under Markets in Financial Instruments legislation.This warning comes from the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries over the Financial Services Authority’s implementation of MiFID.The concern is that MiFID will remove the requirement for brokers to pass exams within a specified time, which in theory means they might never need to […]

Kylie competition hots up as Bolton’s bid is beaten

Michael Bolton’s £4,500 bid to win front row tickets to a Kylie concert has been knocked off the top spot just a day before the auction closes. The £10,000 bid from The Money Group’s managing director Tony Murtagh came in just one day before the competition is due to close, and is more than double […]

House prices are higher in spa towns

Halifax has revealed that home-buyers are prepared to pay a premium to live in a spa town.All 18 spa towns have higher average house prices than their region, while 16 out of 18 spa towns have higher average house prices than the neighbouring towns in their county.Spa towns tend to rank highly for quality of […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Many commentators have suggested the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune Head of European Equities Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Click here to read more Important informationInvestment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is […]


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