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Rise and stall of house prices in 2011 forecast

After year-on-year growth of 6.4% in 2010 the housing recovery will stall in 2011, leaving prices 1.7% lower than last year, says the Centre for Economics and Business Research.


Match the product with the customer for equity release

Kevin Bray, insight analyst for banking at Defaqto,talked about how equity release was a product that relied on the expertise of the adviser to match the right product with an individual customer (Mortgage Strategy February 14). I agree with the comment that advice not price should drive equity release sales. The last consideration a planner […]

The curse of long-term cash

Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, reveals why clients should be seriously concerned when short-term holdings of cash turn into a long-term investment. There is nothing wrong with holding wealth in the form of cash on a short-term basis. For many people capital stability is important and access to ready cash […]


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