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Software firm appointment

Home Buyer Systems has appointed Alison Griffiths to head its outsourcedcompliance and monitoring system for brokerages and networks.


Dear Delia…

My client Mark is a qualified reflexologist who set up his own business 10 months ago. He would like to buy a £160,000 flat and has a deposit of £45,000, which is made up of savings and a lump sum from his parents. His business is doing well and he estimates his annual income to be £29,000. Mark has been turned down for a mortgage by his existing lender as he is unable to produce any accounts. Can you help?

Switchers face fee shock

Application fees on best buy fixed rate mortgages have almost doubled in the past says that the 116,000 people coming to the end of their existing fixed rates each month on average could be in for a remortgaging shock because of soaring fees.The price comparison website says that in the past year, fees on […]

NAEA calls for perspective on house price gloom

The National Association of Estate Agents has called for perspective after the bleakest house price survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for 30 years was published.Peter Bolton King, chief executive of the NAEA, made the plea after a RICS survey showed the number of reported house price falls had reached a 30-year high.RICS’ […]

Partied out and penniless

December has left me destitute. My piggy bank lies broken and empty, my lunchtime meal deal feels like an extravagant expense and I’m down to the Bountys in my box of Celebrations. But I won’t mourn my dearly departed pennies. Between buying gifts for loved ones (then deciding to keep them for myself) to treating […]


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