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TMP to help chldren’s hospice

Claire House Children’s Hospice is The Mortgage Partnership’s charity of choice to support in 2007. TMP has pledged its support for the whole year.

The new year is wellunderway and it is traditional at this point to reassess priorities and aspirations. For some this will mean gym memberships, faddy diets and trips abroad. For others it will mean buying their first home or freshening up their finances with a remortgage.

So, this week Mortgage Strategy asks…

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BIBA supports FSA’s PPI plans

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has lent its support to the Financial Services Authority’s announcement that its plans to strengthen sales practices in the Payment Protection Insurance market have entered a new phase.Eric Galbraith, chief executive of BIBA, says: “It is important that consumers realise that they don’t have to take out PPI from the […]

Carr-Smith joins C-NLIS board

The Council for the National Land Information Service has appointed a former member of the British and Irish Ombudsman for Estate Agents to its executive board. Stephen Carr-Smith will help the C-NLIS develop standards for the property search industry, ensuring that home buyers are protected and receive up-to-date and authoritative information.

Freedom completes £20m sale to Saffron

Freedom Lending has completed a £20m portfolio sale to Crocus Homeloans, a subsidiary of the Saffron.The portfolio comprises a mix of self-cert, buy-to-let and Freedom’s on-track credit repair mortgages. Richard Spinks, director of risk at Freedom, says: “We’re delighted to have completed this portfolio sale with Saffron. “We are also keen to identify additional potential […]

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Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy