Buy-to-let broker Mortgages for Business is warning that while the drop in Bank of England base rate is good news there are still tough times ahead in 2009.
Repossessions specialist Moore Blatch has warned brokers that with buy-to-let arrears and repossessions levels rising it’s vital that they use investment style warnings to cover their own backs.
Royal Bank of Scotland Intermediary Partners has cut the rates on its select 2-year fixed rate products.
Alliance & Leicester has dropped its SVR by 0.5% to 5.84% from January 2.
The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.
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