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House prices on hold

The Halifax House Price Index shows prices in October remained unchanged. Though price movements during recent months show the market has strengthened, static prices in October suggest that another sustained period of sharply rising property values is not on the cards.

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Report serves the interests of non-advising sellers like Tesco

From Kevin Carr The report into the selling of life insurance published by Consumer Intelligence is clearly drawn up to further the cause of Consumer Intelligence’s main clients, the non-advising protection sellers such as Tesco, Direct Line and many others. I believe this report to be both contradictory and flawed in its understanding of the […]

Mortgage repossessions decreased for Leeds

A recent report by the Department for Constitutional Affairs stated that the number of mortgage possession actions in England and Wales had increased by 55% in Q3 2005 compared to the same period last year. It was also the highest quarterly figure since Q3 1993.However the increase in mortgage possession actions has not been experienced […]

BoS rates on hold

Bank of Scotland Mortgages has decided to maintain its large loan and mainstream rates for as long as possible.

Focus announces strategic partnership with Dashboard Software

Focus Business Solutions, a provider of customer management solutions to the financial services market, has announced a strategic partnership with Dashboard Software, to deliver a suite mortgage technology solutions helping to further streamline the sales process.The partnership combines the technology expertise and industry knowledge of both organisations to provide a number of technology solutions for […]

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Pension over-taxing

800,000 people are at risk of being over-taxed on their pensions, writes Steve Webb, director of policy at Royal London Hundreds of thousands of people receiving company and personal pensions should check their tax code to make sure that they are not being over-taxed, according to a leading pensions firm. Mutual insurer Royal London has […]

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