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8.5bn Sipp cash to go into property

Sipp investors will pump 8.5bn into the residential property market from next April, boosting demand in the housing market by almost 5 per cent. Research by Hargreaves Lansdown indicates that a further 1.5bn will be used to buy overseas property.

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Providers are risking significant loss on lifetime mortgage products if their actuarial research is inaccurate, warns financial research company Defaqto. The firm’s equity-release report warns lenders offering guarantees against negative equity that they need to be certain their actuarial calculations and house price projections are robust. Head of banking David Black warns lenders not to […]

‘High-risk lenders to lead sales in Europe’

The high-risk sector stands to benefit the most from cross-border lending in Europe, according to Mercer Oliver Wyman director Matthew Sebag Montefiore. A report from Mercer – Risk Funding in European Res- idential Mortgages – suggests that more than 80 per cent of growth potential will be in higher-risk lending products as the prime market […]

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Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]

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