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  • Only 5% of schemes to allow pensioners 'lump sum' access

    Over half (58%) of occupational pension schemes are still undecided about whether they will enable their members to do so, with 15% saying they will offer no new flexibilities, according to research by pension consultancy Xafinity. Read more

  • Govt: retirees don't need advice for DB exchanges

    More people approaching retirement with small defined benefit pensions will be allowed to exchange them for a defined contribution pension pot without having to take authorised financial advice, following an announcement yesterday. Read more

  • YBS launches 4.49% FTB fix

    Yorkshire Building Society is launching a two-year 4.49% fixed rate mortgage for borrowers with a 5% deposit today. Read more

  • Scottish Widows launches sub-2% fix

    From today, Scottish Widows Bank has cut the rates on its Professional and Flexible mortgage product range. Read more

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The reasons for the subsequent drop are clear in light of changes to Funding for Lending. In January, the scheme ceased to apply to home purchase mortgages. The changes were implemented because house purchase...

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george morley
george morley 26 Jan 2015

The article says "In the ten years since the first Pensions Commission, significant policy changes have been made" but it begs the question why has the frozen pension issue not been resolved. If this

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AMI is delighted that Treasury has listened to the voice of the broker and made changes to take brokers out of the scope of the consumer credit regime for unregulated buy-to-let loans. In addition the

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The decision of the ECB to commence quantitative easing starting with €60bn per month from March 2015 until September 2016 represents an important step in helping to put the eurozone economy on a firmer...

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In The Spotlight

In the Spotlight with Steve Stone, Commercial Director at Vertex Financial Services

We spoke to Steve Stone, Commercial Director at Vertex Financial Services, about challenges facing the industry post-MMR, and the hot topics in the mortgage market at the moment. Read more


A sustainable approach to equity release

Equity release lending totalled £365.7m in Q4 2014, making it a record-breaking year for the industry, with total lending reaching almost £1.4bn. Read more

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