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TFC Homeloans launches affordability calculator

TFC Homeloans has launched the First National affordability calculator for a limited period.
                    
The calculator assesses the ability to pay on gross monthly income and total monthly outgoings.

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Equifax launches anti-fraud tools

With estimates that the direct and indirect costs of corporate ID fraud could be as high as 50m per annum, business information expert Equifax is tackling the problem with new anti-fraud tools.Working in close partnership with the Metropolitan Polices Stirling initiative launched earlier this year, Equifax has introduced two services designed to bring increased protection […]

Pink launches fixed buy-to-let with Paragon

Pink Home Loans has launched a semi-exclusive fixed buy-to-let product in conjunction with Paragon. The product offers a competitive headline rate of 3.95%, fixed until February 28 2007. The product is available to first-time buyers, professional landlords, portfolio applications and limited companies and is available for single properties or for portfolio purchases.David Copland, marketing director […]

Retention fees could turn into a mis-selling scandal

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David Cameron appoints former adviser to Tony Blair as new pensions minister

Following a cabinet reshuffle in light of last week’s general election, David Cameron has announced that Ros Altmann will be replacing Steve Webb as pensions minister. As the industry works with one of the largest reforms to the sector in almost a century, the former adviser to Tony Blair has been tasked with ensuring that the pensions revolution does not stray off track.

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