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Politicians set to talk business

Gordon Brown and David Cameron will present their pro-business credentials at the Confederation of British Industry annual conference next month. With the relationship with business at the top of both men’s agenda, each will be keen to respond to questions at the interactive conference.

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What’s bad for FTBs is good for B2L

The government is taking action to address the shortage of new homes that is fuelling rising house prices but for now it’s good news for the buy-to-let sector, says Sally Laker

primemove.com warns of upset market after rate rise

Henry Pryor, founder of primemove.com, says: “The move to a 5% base rate will only upset what is already a fragile market. “Nationally, house prices have been increasing at a healthy rate over the past year, but the overall inflation masks regional differences. London and the South-East have performed well but peripheral regions, including the […]

Mortgage fees could reach £2,700 by 2016

Moneyfacts.co.uk has investigated the rapid growth in mortgage fees over the last 10 years, and predicts that mortgage fees could be as much as £2,700 by 2016 if the trend continues at the same rate.A spokeswoman for Moneyfacts, says: “Ten years ago, mortgages fees averaged £300, today this figure has trebled, to an average cost […]

Presence of mind

A marketing presence is increasingly important for firms but it can do more harm than good if the strategy is not properly thought through, says Christine Toner

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Health Shield announces strong results

Health Shield, a corporate health cash plan provider, has announced that it has increased gross annual premium income to more than £25m in another year of strong organic growth.

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