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  • House price growth continues to slow

    The latest Nationwide House Price Index shows that annual house price growth continued to moderate at the start of 2015, slowing to 6.8% in January from 7.2% in December. Read more

  • 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

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The slowdown we are seeing is largely psychological. People began to feel that prices were getting out of control in many areas and became cautious. We should be welcoming this trend, not decrying it.

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george morley
george morley 28 Jan 2015

The British MP who has in the past stated his passionate beliefs so eloquently and so publicly to uprate UK expat state pensioner's frozen pensions was Steve Webb, the current Minister of State for Pensions. Those...

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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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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

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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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