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OFT developer guidance goes to consultation

The Office of Fair Trading has launched a consultation on draft guidance for estate agents and property developers. The consultation is open until December 9.


Too big to fail

There have been so many accounts of the financial crisis that it’s hard to be original when recalling the events leading up to October 2008. Too Big To Fail isn’t breaking new ground but it has the star quality of a renowned cast and expensive production by US television channel HBO. Paul Giamatti is Ben […]


Short-term finance shines in the gloom

With the restrictions on commercial and development finance and lack of appetite among high street lenders for this type of business, bridging finance can often be the best option for small-scale housing developers. There is a plethora of well-funded bridging lenders in the market all vying for business and happy to lend on a wide […]

Mental health in the mainstream

By Amanda Docherty, senior marketing consultant Apart from career success, millions in the bank and, on appearance, coveted lifestyles, what else do Rio Ferdinand, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding all have in common? They’ve all demonstrated that the power of celebrity can sometimes have a more altruistic purpose than idle gossip. Recently we’ve seen respected […]


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