British-based Palatine Private Equity will acquire TF Financial Planning and John Charcol subject to regulatory approval.
Mortgage Strategy in-depth
Mortgage Personality of the Year winner Roger Morris survived a host of quirky jobs, 18 years as a fireman and liquidating his highly successful business before finding his ideal role at Precise
With UK inflation widely expected to fall below zero in the coming months, experts are upbeat about the likely impact on the housing market while highlighting the crucial distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ deflation
Having relaunched in the middle of the financial crisis and lived to tell the tale, the joint chiefs of Positive Lending are embracing the changes facing the industry and are confident the specialist packager will become an even bigger player in the second charge market
Like Gordon Brown, George Osborne is a highly political Chancellor but one who understands how personal finance resonates with the public.
There is more to stamp duty move than simple electioneering.
The Chancellor’s decision to axe the hated “slab” stamp duty system could seal the 2015 election for the Conservatives.
Too many delays lay solely at the feet of this one element of the home-buying process.
Halifax is encouraging lower-quality lending and penalising the applicants it should be looking to help.
The decision by the Treasury to regulate buy-to-let loans where there is an accidental landlord is a clever sleight of hand to capture the smallest niche possible.
As advisers we are often expected to be adviser, marriage guidance counsellor and often clairvoyant.
The old adage that “rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools” has never been more appropriate.
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When the lenders can go no lower on headline rates, how will they compete? Hopefully by improving their criteria
With the FTSE hitting a new high and Greece extending its bailout, things are looking up. But have mortgage rates hit their nadir?