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Straw Poll: Brokers evenly split on lender retention policies

Mortgage Strategy Online readers are evenly split on whether the remortgage market will fall in 2007 because of lenders’ retention policies, with 49% saying yes and 51% saying no.

This week, Mortgage Strategy asks: “Do you expect the UK housing market to remain buoyant in 2007?”


Choose your partners with great care

Choosing the right partner can be fraught with difficulties. You only have to look at divorce statistics to see how it can go wrong. Fortunately, choosing a packaging partner in secured loans doesn’t have to be so fraught and time spent researching packagers can save time and heartache down the road.

India budget: BJP focuses on growth

By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities

With markets kept open on Saturday, finance minister Arun Jaitley delivered a promising budget focused on growth and decentralisation. While many complained about a six-day working week, there was much to be pleased about and the markets rallied in the afternoon to finish in the green.


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