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Buy-to-let lenders will need government help

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has warned that buy-to-let lenders will not be able to cope with demand unless they are able to access government support.

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Holistic approach needed for debtors

Mortgage arrears and repossessions are likely to reach record levels in 2009. For those who were advising debtors in the late 1980s and early 1990s there is a sense of déjà vu.

Honesty is the best policy for insurance

In recent weeks the issue of non-disclosure has reared its head in the consumer press. Cheltenham Borough Council has taken its former managing director, Christine Laird, to court, claiming she failed to disclose information about her health when she applied for the job.

Brokers to fight FSA over plan to raise fees

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is battling the Financial Services Authority over its proposed fee hikes and has formed an action group to tackle the issue.

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Guide: how to… certify your pension scheme

Certification is highly complex and surrounded by a minefield of information and auto-enrolment jargon, which can make it very difficult to understand. However, for many employers it is a necessary process that must be executed successfully.

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