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Kent boom

Kent Reliance took more than 10 times its usual share of new savings and mortgages business in the six months to June 30.

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Labour should forget about HIPs

The government must drop the duff idea of Home Information Packs or Michael Coogan will find he is the scapegoat when things go pear-shaped, says Justine Tomlinson

Byers does have a point on IHT

With the Conservatives pretty much having free reign to make political capital out of the housing market over the last couple of months, it was perhaps unsurprising that someone from the Labour Party finally struck back.

ID responsibility

Brits do not hold lenders or the police responsible for protecting people against ID theft, research from online credit report service MyCallcredit reveals.

FSA fines friendly society

The Financial Services Authority has fined The Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society 55,000 for financial promotions failings, including substandard television adverts and direct offer packs which targeted the elderly. This is the first time the FSA has fined a friendly society for financial promotions failings.

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