Face-to-face financial advice is the key to helping to bridge the UK’s £2.3trillion protection gap, claims Co-operative Insurance. Its research has found personal advice is a key factor in encouraging previous non-savers to get into the savings habit – a process that should be replicated in the protection market.
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British Bankers Association welcomes cuts to personal and business taxes.Following the Budget Income Tax was slashed from 22p to 20p and Corporation Tax Rate for small companies rose from 19% to 22% from April 2008.Angela Knight, chief executive of BBA, says: The chancellor has announced a significant number of tax changes and we need to […]
The Professional Mortgage Packagers Alliance has teamed up with DB Mortgages to offer exclusive deals on its sub-prime range.PMPA is releasing two-year fixed rates on DB’s light, medium, heavy and unlimited ranges, pegged at the December 2006 level of a 0.25% reduction in the lender’s core fixed rate. There will be no increase in the […]
Budget week is always busy – a number of long-awaited announcements seem to come at once. And last week was no exception. On top of the Lyons review into Council Tax reform there was a consultation on what to do with forgotten accounts in banks and societies.
Freedom Lending has launched a two-year self-cert tracker mortgage available exclusively via members of the Alliance of Mortgage Packagers and Distributors.The product has a rate of 5.43% to 85% LTV, which is + 0.18% above the Bank of England base rate, or 5.63% to 90% LTV, + 0.38% above the base rate.There are also optional […]
After a volatile 2015, Peter Saacke considers the prospects for a (smooth) recovery in 2016.
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