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  • DeVere CEO: pension reforms "alarmingly chaotic"

    The introduction of the new pension freedoms have been slammed by the the CEO of DeVere Group as “alarmingly chaotic” as he raises concerns about the implementation of the Freedom & Choice agenda announced in George Osborne’s 2014 Budget. Read more

  • Brokers 'needed more than ever', says Montlake

    Speaking at the first Financial Reporter Networking Breakfast, Coreco's Andrew Montlake this morning spoke of his 'optimism' for the mortgage market in 2015. Read more

  • Land Registry: annual house prices up 7%

    The latest Land Registry House Price Index shows an annual house price increase of 7.0%, bringing the average house price in England and Wales to £177,766. Read more

  • 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

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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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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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