Bad headlines have been the name of the game for the banking sector since 2007, but things took a surreal turn in 2013 when a video surfaced in November of former Co-operative Bank chairman and Methodist minister Paul Flowers buying illegal drugs.
Halifax says the likely impact of the mortgage guarantee Help to Buy has been “exaggerated” by a number of commentators and there is still no sign of a house price bubble. It is predicting that the UK will see broadly similar house price growth next year of between 4 per cent and 8 per cent and […]
I find myself at a bit of a milestone – this is my centenary Marketwatch column, the big 100, and I couldn’t have timed it any better coming at the end of another year of hard graft for brokers and lenders alike. What is most pleasing, apart from the fact I have not lost quite […]
Council of Mortgage Lenders director general Paul Smee has dismissed the idea that an increase in base rate will lead to a wave of new repossessions. Giving evidence to the Treasury select committee today, Smee was asked whether an increase in base rate will lead to an increase in the number of repossessions. Smee said […]
It’s that time of year when most of us can take a deep breath, put our feet up for a few days, eat, drink and be merry. However, spare a thought not only for those less fortunate but also for those having to plough on work-wise throughout the Christmas period. Although for some this is […]
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