Five-year fixed rate mortgage deals have increased tenfold since April 2007, according to Moneysupermarket. com. Three years ago there were just 39 five-year fixed rate deals compared with the 411 currently available.
A report on the selling of payments protection insurance at point-of-sale has generated more questions than answers, particularly on MPPI as it is unclear what constitutes the actual point-of-sale for the product
Measures to achieve savings from welfare benefits, including radical plans to reform the incapacity benefit system, have been outlined by the coalition government. All 2.6 million people claiming incapacity benefit will be reassessed and those regarded as being capable of work will be moved on to Jobseeker’s Allowance, which is less generous. Many people mistakenly […]
Prospects for the new-build sector of the housing market are expected to improve this year. The government is keen for new-build to prosper, having committed £443m in the first two rounds of its Kickstart initiative to get mothballed schemes finished. And to help first-time buyers to purchase these new-build properties, the Homes and Communities Agency […]
The Financial Services Authority is tarred with the same brush as big, bad banks in a new study by the Reputation Institute which measures the corporate reputation of 140 UK business organisations in its recently released UK Pulse Report. Top of the pile in the reputation stakes are Alliance Boots and Rolls Royce Aerospace, while […]
Johnson Fleming has partnered with Openwork in order to make its managed auto-enrolment service available to Openwork’s advisers.
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