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Rob Jupp: Judge mortgages like life assurance

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Countrywide appoints former Royal Mail Chief

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ASTL: bridging lending hits £2.59bn in 2015

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Halifax: fixed and variable rate gap widens 'significantly'

TMA announces three key appointments

TMA announces three key appointments

NIESR: fall in GDP growth indicates 'subdued' 2016

NIESR: fall in GDP growth indicates 'subdued' 2016

IFISA falls short of expectation

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IFISA falls short of expectation

Barclays appoints former JP Morgan exec as COO

Barclays appoints former JP Morgan exec as COO

Latest News

Rob Jupp: Judge mortgages like life assurance

Rob Jupp: Judge mortgages like life assurance

Adviser business volumes at seven-year high

Adviser business volumes at seven-year high

Countrywide appoints former Royal Mail Chief

Countrywide appoints former Royal Mail Chief

Twenty7Tec launches MCD compliant system

Twenty7Tec launches MCD compliant system

ASTL: bridging lending hits £2.59bn in 2015

ASTL: bridging lending hits £2.59bn in 2015

Halifax: fixed and variable rate gap widens 'significantly'

Halifax: fixed and variable rate gap widens 'significantly'

TMA announces three key appointments

TMA announces three key appointments

NIESR: fall in GDP growth indicates 'subdued' 2016

NIESR: fall in GDP growth indicates 'subdued' 2016

IFISA falls short of expectation

Special feature
IFISA falls short of expectation

Barclays appoints former JP Morgan exec as COO

Barclays appoints former JP Morgan exec as COO



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Latest Comments

We need to look at mortgages for people whose circumstances fall outside of the norm in the same way that someone would be looked at were they to apply for life assurance.

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I don't think we can trust the person who presided over the worst financial meltdown in history to tell us who are or aren't lending geniuses.

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The past few years have seen the pace of innovation pick up but advisers want to see more products and specifically ones which address the interest only issue and enable mortgage customers to move seamlessly...

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rozijones
rozijones 03 Feb 2016

Hi Joe, Unfortunately the research we received didn't cover Northern Ireland, but I can certainly contact Charter Savings Bank and see if they have any. Hope this helps!

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joe phelan
joe phelan 03 Feb 2016

If this is a report that covers the UK, do you have the Northern Ireland figure?

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Mortgage approvals reached a near two-year high in December, rounding off a successful year for borrowers.

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Mark Carney's prediction - made last summer - that we would have greater clarity on interest rates at the start of 2016 has been completely overtaken by events. Six months on, the prospects for UK interest...

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Today's figures from Rightmove show that house prices continued to rise over what is typically a quieter period, as a lack of supply coupled with rising demand squeezes the market.

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The Bank of England base rate once again remains static. As our Savings 2025 report with Cebr forecasts, it is likely to rise at the start of 2017, increasing to a steady state of 2% by the end of 2018,...

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People's access to the mortgage market should be based on their ability to repay a mortgage and it is therefore crucial that the specialist lending sector continues to grow in line with the wider market....

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martin melton
martin melton 09 Jan 2016

I am also in favour of ensuring workers have sufficient pension arrangements for their future so long, as an employer, we are not pressurised to fund this further, as we already do through our returns....

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The numbers of people accessing their pensions has increased very substantially; if the government were now to scrap up-front tax relief in favour of tax-free withdrawals, it could remove the remaining...

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