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Cost of moving trebles

The overall cost of moving house has more than trebled over the past 10 years, says It estimates the cost now stands at £9,486 – up from £2,925 in 1996.


C&G service is so bad I will never use the lender again

Regarding Jan Bull’s recent letter (Mortgage StrategyMarch 12) regarding her experience with Cheltenham & Gloucester prompted me to add my bit to the discussion. I have used C&G in the past and although slow, with a bit of gentle prodding it has eventually got there. My most recent case started on the December 18 2006 […]

Time to focus on learning about HIPs

I know that someone out there reads my column. How? Last week, I got an email from a reader that took me by surprise. In fact, I was so surprised that I deleted the email, losing the person’s name and details. So if you recognise the question below as being yours, please accept my apologies for not replying directly.

Abbey launches 10-year fixed and lower rate tracker

Abbey has launched a new 10-year fixed rate and 4.99% tracker.Its no upfront fee deals include a two-year fixed at 5.59% and a remortgage deal fixed at 5.64%Its 999 upfront fee two-year is fixed at 4.99%, while its new 10-year fixed rate is 5.34% with a 499 fee.There is also a two-year fixed at 4.99% […]

Mosaic adds c2 to panel

Mosaic Mortgage Club has appointed c2-Financial as its exclusive packager following a comprehensive assessment of applications.

Life cover for life

When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that waybecause before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more or less exactly what they were. For advisers thinking […]


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