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125% Loan deal from A&L

Alliance & Leicester has launched a mortgage called PlusMortgage which combines a mortgage with an unsecured personal enabling people to borrow up to 125 per cent loan to value.


Survivors’ share

In this penultimate article in my short series on director sharepurchase arrangements I will cover the possibility of the company buying a deceased director’s shares, before moving on to consider the implications for life insurance.

Split looms over compensation

Former Standard Life finance director Alison Reed is believed to be taking legal action for compensation from the insurer following her departure last October. Standard insists Reed resigned and no compensation has been paid.

Hot property cools down

A slowdown in commercial property is predicted at last, but returns should still satisfy many investors.

Life cover for life

Jennifer Gilchrist Proposition Lead – Design, Royal London When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that way because before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more […]


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