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Platform holds trackers until base rate rises

Platform Home Loans has pledged not to increase rates on its tracker products until the Bank of England base rate rises above 1%. The lender has also cut rates on fixed rate and tracker deals to offer two-year fixed rate deals from 3.59% and two-year trackers from 2.69%.

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Hamptons clients can search for homes on iPhone

Hamptons Inter-national has be-come the first UK residential estate agent to launch an iPhone appli-cation for buyers and sellers. Users can look for properties and check prices by using a built-in search facility. They can also access property details and pinpoint the location of houses they are interested in buying. The application allows users to […]

The death of retirement – a boost for protection?

According to our recent report on the death of retirement, changes in workplace pension provision mean that coming generations of retirees could have a radically different experience of retirement from their parents. The average contribution rate into an old-style final salary pension was around 20% of total wages, the statutory minimum for a new automatic […]

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