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Abbey withdraws last 100% deal

Abbey has pulled the last 100 per cent mortgage deal from the market. A spokesman says: “This is normal given the current market conditions and is in line with recent moves by other lenders.”


Warning of broad brush approach to bonds

Advisers have warned life offices against using a “broad brush” approach to promote the benefits of bonds over mutual funds for self-preservation purposes following the capital gains tax changes.Accountants Financial Services managing director Paul Scarff says there is a flaw in the assumptions used by Standard Life head of savings and investment Ian McLeod, writing […]


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The number of best advice systems has increased considerably over recent years.

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I have been quick to criticise the doom-mongers in the past who have been talking the mortgage market down and negatively affecting overall consumer confidence.


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