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Confidence in economy falls

Britons’ confidence in the UK economy is at its lowest level since 1994, research by GfK NOP shows. Its confidence data has fallen four points to minus 17.


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Dear Delia, My clients have found a property that they want to purchase as a buy-to-let investment. The problem is that it requires extensive refurbishment and is not suitable for immediate occupancy. Also, the vendor wants to complete as soon as possible – in three weeks at the latest. How can they buy the property in a way that minimises the deposit required and complete the deal in the timescale involved?

Wowing and wooing on Budget day

Michael Coogan is convinced that chancellor Alistair Darling’s forthcoming Budget will be the most exciting one for years


Servicing – recipe for recovery

The EuropeServicing conference on 28-29 April at the British Film Institute is themed around Vertigo – Hitchcock’s classic film that exploits our fear of falling from on high. Toni Moss, driving force behind the event, considers it the perfect metaphor for the state of European mortgage lending industry

Founder of PMPA retires from board

Ian Nelson has resigned from the Professional Mortgage Packagers Alliance’s board to concentrate on his retirement.The PMPA founder’s decision follows the recent sale of his majority stake in BDS Mortgage Group to Pink Home Loans.He says: “The market has changed dramatically and the packaging sector needs to show more professionalism than ever, so PMPA will […]

China tech and Global Alpha: a new great leap forward

By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager and CEO

Internet giant Alibaba is exactly the type of entrepreneurial company that the high-conviction, top-performing Neptune Global Alpha Fund seeks to invest in. Established just 14 years ago in an apartment in Hangzhou, today Alibaba is larger than Amazon and eBay put together and is challenging some of the most powerful internet companies in the world…

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