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Flat rate income protection deal

Safetyfirst.co.uk has launched a flat rate income protection product. Standard policyholders can be charged different premiums according to factors such as their age, occupation, smoking habits and gender. They can also have to wait several weeks for the underwriting process to be completed before cover starts. But the Safetyfirst.co.uk product charges everyone the same flat rate of 5 a month per 100 of monthly cover.

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Tory Leader David Cameron plans to revolutionise the Right to Buy market by allowing every council tenant the right to have their rent payments converted into mortgage repayments. Should the Conservatives be elected and implement this proposal it would give a considerable boost to the already buoyant Right to Buy market.Cameron says: “Right to Buy […]

BM Solutions’ fundraising goal

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Investors urged to look further than holiday lets

Most British investors are missing a trick by focusing solely on holiday lets when buying overseas, reveals Assetz.Its research suggests much more reliable returns with a lot less work can be gained by investing in properties to let to the local market. There is a common misconception that overseas property investment must mean holiday homes, […]

MEX stays cool about new lenders

New entrants in the buy-to-let market will not have a big impact and are not regarded as competitors, says Mortgage Express. Gus Park, head of buy-to-let and equity release at MEX, says: “Entrants may make a big noise at first but in reality most of our competition comes from the usual suspects – firms that […]

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Mothers missing out on millions

New HMRC figures show number of ‘mothers missing out on millions’ in pension rights has doubled in two years – Steve Webb Figures published on 24th March by HM Revenue & Customs show a doubling in the number of mothers missing out unnecessarily on vital pension rights because of a change in the rules on Child […]

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