The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint made by the Spicerhaart Group against Abbotts Estate Agents, part of the Countrywide Group.
The latest Agency ExpressProperty Activity Index shows that whilst UK monthly house sales fell in November, it was a far less significant drop than the previous three years.
Experienced advisers know that any decision on equity release from a client’s perspective is made by combining two factors – how long they are likely to live and how much their property’s value will change in this time. From this point it is possible to estimate the amount eventually owed and what the final cost […]
The ifs School of Finance has laun-ched a higher level qualification for mortgage advisers. Its Diploma in Mortgage Advice and Practice offers an advanced level of learning to CeMAP, the established benchmark qualifica-tion for mortgage advisers. Anne Kiem, vice-principal at the ifs School of Finance, says: “In-creased regulation is here to stay and there can […]
An investment bond offers investors certain tax advantages, one of which is the ability to take partial surrenders from the investment. This facility allows the policyholder to withdraw amounts up to 5% of the amount invested each policy year on a tax deferred basis, without incurring any immediate tax liability. This tax deferred allowance can […]