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JCS integrates with Assureweb

JCS has integrated with Assureweb’s quotation system. This move gives JCS’ customers access to products from 35 providers, displaying quotes on term and critical illness, mortgage protection, income protection, investment bonds, personal and stakeholder pensions, annuities, and pension term assurance.


The rising costs of raising children

Those of us with kids know the joys and frustrations that raising children can bring. Those who haven’t been down this road as yet – and those who can’t imagine anything worse – may have smugly read the recent findings from Liverpool Victoria regarding the huge costs this journey can bring.

Lenders should not shy away from shared ownership deals

From Andrew Botte Why is arranging the first purchase of either shared ownership or a housing trust property so easy, but when it comes to remortgaging these properties lenders run away? Most lenders are happy to finance a final buyout but if a customer is happy staying at, say, a 75/25 split in their favour […]

Nationwide reports further house price rise

Nationwide has revealed that house prices have jumped 1.4% in November. Although many have predicted a price cooling in 2007, it seems that there is significant momentum still in the market.Fionnuala Earley, group economist at Nationwide, says: “House prices jumped by 1.4% in November as the housing market refused to cool. As a result, the […]

A&L targets professional landlords

Alliance & Leicester Commercial has launched a wholesale buy-to-let product aimed at professional landlords with larger portfolios of predominantly residential investment properties. The launch follows the bank’s move into the retail buy-to-let market earlier this year, A&L plan to develop a specialist commercial property lending business encompassing both the commercial and residential investment markets.A&L Commercial […]

Get your New Year off to a flying start

Ross Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager There’s no denying that these days we expect things quickly. You might have noticed it first-hand during the flurry and rush of the Christmas period. The fact is that in a world of smartphones, social media and click and collect, most clients expect to get an instant response and a […]


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