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Monetary Policy Committee base rate decision

One member of the MPC voted for a rise for the third time last month. Andrew Sentance believes it’s time for rates to rise but will he have any support this month?
Find out on September 9.

Financial Services Authority conference

The FSA’s annual Asset Management Conference is a chance for companies, trade associations and the regulator to discuss major issues affecting the sector.

It takes place at the Brewery in London and will be chaired by FSA director of retail policy and conduct risk Dan Waters, with the regulator’s chairman Lord Adair Turner giving the keynote speech.

Monetary Policy Committee minutes

Find out why Andrew Sentance thinks it’s time for a rise and what the other members think when the Bank of England releases its MPC minutes.

Bank of England mortgage lending data released

See how the lending market responds when the Bank publishes its mortgage lending data at the end of the month. Five members of the Moneyspinners team get ready for a gruelling 600-mile bike ride




The financial strain of later retirement

Recent Office for National Statistics figures show the number of people working beyond age 65 has risen at the fastest rate since records began in 1992. Financial pressures are cited as the reason why an additional 40,000 people Q2 2010 felt unable to retire. I imagine that not many people relish the idea of having […]


Life in the old loan books yet!

New lending may be scarce in the current market, but there are still millions of mortgages in the UK to be managed, many of which sit under brands that no longer exist. Hence Lending Strategy’s round table and lunch this summer (sponsored by HML) explored the potential of legacy mortgage books


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