Mortgage Strategy’s top 10 stories of 2013

Well, another year has come and gone but for the first time in a number of years there is a sense of optimism in the air. So as we head into the New Year, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at some of the biggest stories that shaped 2013. We hope you enjoy and have a happy and prosperous Christmas and New Year.

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Media Spotlight: Top books of the year

Managing stress at work Stephen Evans-Howe Do threats and a major hair-drying from your boss improve your performance or turn you into a jibbering wreck? If it is the latter then Managing Stress at Work by Stephen Evans-Howe is the book for you although it is more of a practical guide than something to whiz […]

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NatWest Intermediary Solutions to launch H2B 2 range in January

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will launch products for the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme next month. There are no product details at this time and an exact launch date is expected in early January. NatWest’s parent, Royal Bank of Scotland, has already launched products for the scheme, along with Halifax, HSBC, Aldermore and Virgin Money. […]

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Lloyds mortgages director is new CML chairman

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has appointed Lloyds Banking Group mortgages director Stephen Noakes as its new chairman. From the beginning of January Noakes will succeed Nigel Terrington, chief executive of the Paragon Group of Companies, who has been chairman for the last year.   Noakes will be supported by two deputy chairmen – Royal […]

Time for a new approach to asset allocation

Trevor Greetham, RLAM’s head of multi asset, introduces the recentlylaunched RL GMAPs. Asset allocation has become an increasingly difficult challenge for investors and advisers in the years since the financial crisis. Sometimes violent price swings in stock and commodity markets coupled with the collapse in the rate of interest on bonds have made it harder […]

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