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Personal advice spurs saving

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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BBA welcomes tax cuts

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 […]

PMPA offers DB fixed deal

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 […]

Putting forgotten money to good use

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.

AMPD to offer Freedom self-cert

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 […]

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