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Abbey’s credit policy clampdown effectively shuts the door on professional landlords wanting residential loans. And it’s sad Nigel Stockton is leaving Lloyds group – our loss is Countrywide’s gain



villain of the week

is Policy Exchange which claimed the base rate could reach 8%. Needless to say this grabbed lots of column inches and scared a lot of people.

I bet the percentage of trackers versus fixes sold last week fell.



Cooking up trouble on the regulatory front

I was either brave or foolish when, in 1969 at the tender age of 22, I bought a house with a mortgage despite the fact that there was no Lord Adair Turner or an industry of quangos to watch over me.

Jason Werth

Double running is common nowadays

Being a chartered surveyor and belonging to an institution that is revered around the world has always filled me with pride. It therefore comes as second nature to maintain high levels of professionalism and integrity when conducting business. I was recently asked about my views on double running. This is where an estate agent represents […]

Year-on-year rise sees GDP hit the 1.2% mark in Q2

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics – released last week – showed that gross domestic product in Q2 2010 was 1.2% – 1.7% higher than for the same period in 2009. Household expenditure rose 0.7% compared with a fall of 0.1% in Q1 this year. Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First, […]

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Thinking of expanding overseas?

Whether you’re a small company or an established larger employer, expanding overseas into emerging markets can be an extremely attractive prospect for growing your business. However, with this comes a duty-of-care requirement to any staff based overseas.


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