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Bankruptcies up by 66%

Insolvency figures from the Department of Trade and Industry for Q2 2006 reveal a 66% annual rise in the number of people being made bankrupt.

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Pink adds edeus to panel

Pink Home Loans has appointed edeus to its packaged panel. This follows last weeks announcement that edeus had been added to Pinks direct-to-lender panel.David Copland, sales & marketing director at Pink, says: It is all about choice, by adding Edeus to both panels it allows brokers to choose whether they would like to use the […]

GE Life cuts lifetime mortgage rate

GE Life has lowered its lifetime mortgage interest rate from 6.09% to 5.95%.It is also set to reinstate its cash back facility, whereby all customers, irrespective of the size of the loan, or who their financial adviser is, will receive a 250 tax-free cashback on completion of their equity release lifetime mortgage.Simon Little, marketing and […]

AHIPP continue to support HIPs

The Association of Home Information Pack providers has pledged its commitment to the future success of the HIP despite the controversy surrounding Home Condition Reports.AHIPP and its members are in the final stages of planning a regional roll out which will commence later this year. The objective of the roll out will be to demonstrate […]

Buy-to-let here to stay, says Moneyfacts

The buy-to-let market will continue to grow after ten succesful years, says Moneyfacts.co.uk. Alan Harper, senior researcher, says: Buy-to-let was a label created by ARLA, the Association of Residential Letting Agents, in the autumn of 1996 at a time when the UK had come out of a lengthy recession. There was a shortage of good […]

Mental health in the mainstream

By Amanda Docherty, senior marketing consultant Apart from career success, millions in the bank and, on appearance, coveted lifestyles, what else do Rio Ferdinand, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding all have in common? They’ve all demonstrated that the power of celebrity can sometimes have a more altruistic purpose than idle gossip. Recently we’ve seen respected […]

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