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Light breakfast

Meanwhile on the other side of town at the Butchers Hook and Cleaver in Farringdon, Mortgage Strategy hackette Natalie Holt was enjoying her own pint of Guinness at 11am at the Key Retirement Solutions breakfast briefing. A rather lightweight Natalie tippled back into the office at around midday wearing her Guinness hat and boasting about the benefits of equity release.


Abbey launches flexible offset deals

Abbey for Intermediaries has launched a range of flexible offset mortgages, giving borrowers the chance to use their savings to pay off their mortgage while interest rates are low.The products are at base rate plus 3.25% and fully flexible. They are available up to 75% LTV and have a fee of £1,495.The range is available […]

Equity release can be boon for elderly

A by-product of the credit crunch has been the effect of falling interest rates on pensioners’ income, primarily affecting savings and annuities.

Jet blast

While the rest of us are cutting down and swapping our triple quilted toilet tissue for the supermarket’s budget range, it was good to see Royal Bank of Scotland trimming some of its spending.


Guide: reporting to the Pensions Regulator — what and when?

Johnson Fleming has published a step-by-step guide demonstrating the importance of record keeping and reporting, and how it can ensure you operate a successful scheme. The guide takes you through some key questions you need to ask and identifies the information you need to obtain. The topics include: why you need to keep records and the benefits of doing this; registering your scheme; what information you need to record to ensure you meet the Pensions Regulator’s requirements; and what items need to be recorded and when.


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