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Budget 2016
Govt to cut CGT and Class 2 NI contributions

Budget 2016
Govt to cut CGT and Class 2 NI contributions

During today's Budget, George Osborne announced that from 2018, the government will abolish Class 2 National Insurance Contributions altogether.

16 Mar 2016

Budget 2016
OBR: Brexit could cause 'disruptive uncertainty'

Budget 2016
OBR: Brexit could cause 'disruptive uncertainty'

Speaking in today's Budget, George Osborne revealed that the OBR believe Brexit would "result in a period of potentially disruptive uncertainty".

16 Mar 2016

Budget 2016
GDP growth forecasts revised down until 2020

Budget 2016
GDP growth forecasts revised down until 2020

The Office for Budget Responsiblity has revised down economic growth expectations each year until 2020.

16 Mar 2016

Budget 2016
Osborne announces commercial stamp duty reform

Budget 2016
Osborne announces commercial stamp duty reform

The government will reform commercial stamp duty in a similar way to the residential stamp duty changes a year ago.

16 Mar 2016

Budget 2016
Personal allowance and higher rate threshold to rise

Budget 2016
Personal allowance and higher rate threshold to rise

George Osborne has confirmed that the government will raise the tax-free personal allowance to £11,500 and the higher rate tax threshold from £42,385 to £45,000.

16 Mar 2016

Budget 2016
Government to launch Lifetime ISA with 25% bonus

Budget 2016
Government to launch Lifetime ISA with 25% bonus

George Osborne has announced the launch of a Lifetime ISA which allows under-40s to save for their first home or retirement.

16 Mar 2016

FSE Glasgow 2016: Advisers 'must plug gap' left by welfare reforms

FSE Glasgow 2016: Advisers 'must plug gap' left by welfare reforms

Welfare reforms have 'significantly' changed the need for financial protection, said Scottish Widows' Johnny Timpson today, speaking at the FSE Glasgow expo to an audience of intermediaries.

16 Mar 2016

Mortgage Brain launches secured loan sourcing system

Mortgage Brain launches secured loan sourcing system

Mortgage Brain has announced the launch of its new, whole-of-market, secured loan sourcing system.

16 Mar 2016

Budget 2016
Government to scrap Money Advice Service

Budget 2016
Government to scrap Money Advice Service

The government has announced plans to close the Money Advice Service and restructure The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.

16 Mar 2016

Saffron launches limited edition FTB fixes

Saffron launches limited edition FTB fixes

Saffron For Intermediaries has launched a limited edition five-year fixed rate for first-time buyers in addition to its existing three-year range.

16 Mar 2016

 

Barclays cuts resi and BTL rates

Barclays cuts resi and BTL rates

Barclays is cutting rates across its residential and buy to let product ranges by up to 0.30%.

16 Mar 2016

Bluestone Mortgages joins Complete FS panel

Bluestone Mortgages joins Complete FS panel

Complete FS has announced the addition of Bluestone Mortgages to its lending panel.

16 Mar 2016

The downward spiral of high LTV lending

The downward spiral of high LTV lending

As we all know you can prove a lot with statistics, to such an extent that the same ones can be massaged in numerous ways to deliver completely different conclusions.

15 Mar 2016

SFO closes Forex investigation

SFO closes Forex investigation

The Serious Fraud Office has closed its investigation into allegations of fraudulent conduct in the foreign exchange market citing 'insufficient evidence'.

15 Mar 2016

Forex trader's prison sentence extended for two years

Legal

Forex trader's prison sentence extended for two years

A financial adviser has seen his 10 year prison sentence extended for a further two years after failing to pay a confiscation order.

15 Mar 2016

Paragon launches stepped fixed rate range

Paragon launches stepped fixed rate range

Paragon Mortgages has launched a range of stepped five year fixed rate products.

15 Mar 2016

John Cupis begins role at Openwork

John Cupis begins role at Openwork

John Cupis has taken up his role as Mortgage Director at Openwork.

15 Mar 2016

Yorkshire BS launches single access saver

Yorkshire BS launches single access saver

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a new single access savings account with a variable interest rate of 1.30%.

15 Mar 2016

L&G retirement lending drives 14% profit rise

L&G retirement lending drives 14% profit rise

Legal & General has reported a 14% rise in operating profit to £1.5bn in 2015, driven by strong retirement lending.

15 Mar 2016

CML: Basel revisions will have significant effect on lending

CML: Basel revisions will have significant effect on lending

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has responded to a Basel consultation that it says could ultimately have significant long-term effects on the UK mortgage and housing markets.

15 Mar 2016

L&G enhances Term and Terminal Illness Cover

L&G enhances Term and Terminal Illness Cover

Legal & General has enhanced all of its Term Assurance products and Terminal Illness Cover.

15 Mar 2016

MPs propose early state pension access for women

MPs propose early state pension access for women

The Work and Pensions Committee have proposed that women affected by the increase in state pension age should be allowed to draw their pension early on an actuarially neutral basis.

15 Mar 2016

Help to Save scheme 'risks mis-selling scandal'

Help to Save scheme 'risks mis-selling scandal'

Earlier today, the government announced the launch of its Help to Save scheme, which allows low-paid workers to save up to £50 a month and receive a 50% bonus after two years - worth up to £600.

14 Mar 2016

Rob Jupp: A return to irresponsible lending?

Rob Jupp: A return to irresponsible lending?

2008 to 2010 is now being coined as 'The Great Recession', but while the mortgage market may have picked up since then, life since 2010 has hardly been a bed of roses across the economy as a whole with both manufacturing and the construction industry still struggling.

14 Mar 2016

Government launches Help to Save scheme

Government launches Help to Save scheme

The government has announced a new bonus of up to £1,200 for low-paid workers.

14 Mar 2016

RBS to replace advisers with robo-advice

RBS to replace advisers with robo-advice

The Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to replace around 220 investment advisers with automated telephone and online systems.

14 Mar 2016

LV= pension business fuels 127% profit rise

LV= pension business fuels 127% profit rise

LV= has reported a 127% rise in its group operating profit to £195m in 2015.

14 Mar 2016

Demand pushes legal firms to exceed advice capability

Demand pushes legal firms to exceed advice capability

Accountants and law firms are becoming concerned that growing demand for personal financial advice from clients is putting them at risk of exceeding their professional expertise.

14 Mar 2016

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