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