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George Osborne champions small businesses

The shadow chancellor George Osborne has launched a series of new policy proposals specifically designed to help smaller businesses succeed. ?
Osborne says: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy.

Not only do they employ over half of the entire UK workforce and generate over half of the total UK turnover, but they’re also responsible for bringing new products and services to market, generating competition and expanding consumer choice.”

He adds: “I believe that government should be helping those running small businesses, not making their lives harder, as this chancellor has done.

A new direction is needed – one that helps small companies grow, instead of strangling them at birth.”


GE partners get improved deals

GE Money Home Lending is to offer its key partners improved products on its First National semi-exclusive range, including a 500 reduction on completion fees. As part of the deal, partners will benefit from lower initial rates plus improved reversionary rates and early repayment charges. The lender is also offering 500 off completion fees which […]

Landlord B&C cover up 88%

There has been an 88% increase in the number of landlords building and contents insurance policies taken out over the last 12 months, figures from Paymentshield reveal. Paymentshields figures coincide with the 10th anniversary of the buy-to-let market, which has seen a record 700,000 outstanding buy-to-let mortgages at the end of 2005, a rise of […]

Tories plot a revolution in Right to Buy

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 […]

Consumers need skill to guard themselves against scams

From Simon Burgess It is becoming increasingly important to raise the bar of financial literacy and acumen, not only to help British consumers make the best of the financial markets but also to prevent them falling foul of the worst of them. Financial scams are nothing new but the internet now allows con artists to […]

Building long-term relationships

Call us old fashioned, but we want to get to know you personally. That’s why we give you a named case manager and underwriter to look after all your cases from start to finish. Your underwriter will happily give you their number, so you can ring them directly with any questions you have. And your […]


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