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IHT is still a big issue for many

Rocketing house prices and the need for financial security mean Inheritance Tax is still a key issue for many people despite the recent increase in thresholds, says the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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IHT is political battleground

Inheritance Tax is being pumped as an important electoral issue that could see Labour win or lose a string of marginal seats in constituencies where the average house price is above the 285,000 threshold.

AMI offers FSA support for depolarisation consultation

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has offered its support to the Financial Services Authority’s consultation on depolarisation but says changes still need to be made. The FSA has announced plans to consult on the impact of depolarisation and its disclosure documents in October and has instructed advisers to comply with its rules on disclosing product […]

Hamptons’ business rockets by 87%

Hamptons Mortgages has reported a whopping 87% rise in business over the last three months compared to the same period last year. June, July and August saw record- business at the London-based brokerage, coinciding with rocketing gross mortgage levels across the industry – the Council of Mortgage Lenders reported gross mortgage lending of 30.4bn for […]

Interest-only deals are not FTBs’ biggest problem

From Thomas Reeh  Is it me or are others also getting tired of Isabelle Kassam’s rants on subjects she clearly has a poor grasp of? Her gem of August 21 was entitled ‘Interest-only trap could snare FTBs’. Kassam is selective in her use of Council of Mortgage Lenders facts and not surprisingly brokers are held […]

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Thinking of expanding overseas?

Whether you’re a small company or an established larger employer, expanding overseas into emerging markets can be an extremely attractive prospect for growing your business. However, with this comes a duty-of-care requirement to any staff based overseas.

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