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Brokers think base rate won’t rise in February

The nos just ABOUT have it this week with 54% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers voting that they are doubtful that the Bank of England will increase interest rates again next month.

However, bruised after January’s shock rise, 46% think another rate rise is on the cards.

This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Is the Financial Services Authority’s ruling on exit fees a cop-out?”

Q: Do you think the Bank of England will increase the interest rate again in February?

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Dear Delia

Dear Delia

Nicola recently got divorced. She received a lump sum in the settlement enabling her to satisfy 2,930 of County Court judgements six months ago. She has a 10% deposit and will be buying a property in her sole name. Her previous business as an IT recruitment consultant was dissolved at the time of her break-up but she has now set up another agency in her own name and has been trading for nine months. What options are available?