View more on these topics

Energy certificates may cut emissions

The National Home Energy Rating scheme says Energy Performance Certificates are a good way to tackle climate change and promote energy efficiency. Austin Baggett, head of the NHER scheme, says: “The housing sector is responsible for nearly 30% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions. EPCs are a neat way to promote energy efficiency.”

Recommended

PACKAGING SUMMIT 2007: PMPA slams lenders

The Professional Mortgage Packager’s Alliance has attacked lenders who have failed to deliver in terms of technology links at Mortgage Strategy’s Mortgage Packager’s Summit.One sweeping rumour was that PMPA was referring to edeus – although this has been flatly denied.O’Brien says: “Some companies have been very tight lipped concerning their dealings with packagers. If they […]

Lenders’ dual pricing system will lead to loss of volume

Lenders have been accused of mistreating packagers by operating a dual pricing system for direct-to-broker and packaged products. Roger Morris, managing director of em-financial, told delegates that lenders have developed the practice of dual pricing because they don’t understand what packagers do and the value they add to the mortgage chain. Morris also suggests that […]

TMB extends House 2 House criteria

The Mortgage Business has extended the criteria on its House 2 House scheme to allow borrowers to fund a second buy-to-let property. TMB calculates that 60% of borrowers on this scheme have the income available, coupled with the desire to fund the purchase of a second property under House 2 House rules, and predicts a […]

Stroud & Swindon increases SVR

Stroud & Swindon has increased its SVR by 0.25%.The increase takes the societies SVR from 7.04% to 7.29% and will affect existing borrowers from February 1.The increase in line with the Bank of England base rate increase of the same amount.

Iain Chadwick

The Budget 2015: a brief overview

Following George Osborne’s delivery of his sixth Budget as chancellor and the last of this current parliament, we have provided a brief overview of the initiatives put forward in his statement, focusing on the topics that have an impact upon the pensions landscape, savings, personal taxation and businesses.

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up