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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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Richard Angliss
Richard Angliss 04 Jan 2016

I couldn’t agree more. The mortgage market is a very different environment to the one that lead to the suicidal lending practices pre 2007/8. Unfortunately I have been around long enough to remember...

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Richard Angliss
Richard Angliss 04 Jan 2016

Whilst this is great news for Accord I am afraid this appears to be massively bucking the trend and terribly misleading. Looking at the Bank of England statistics, whilst there has definitely been an...

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