Help to Buy 2 is operating at just over a tenth of its capacity, according to new research by mortgage insurer Genworth. Chancellor George Osborne pledged the scheme could enable up to £130bn of lending over three years, equal to £43.3bn a year. However, Genworth’s analysis shows the scheme supported £5.7bn in 2014, just 13 […]
The Conservatives have secured the 326 seats needed to form a majority government following a stunning election night which saw Labour hammered in Scotland by the SNP. The Tories are forecast to win a total of 331 seats, compared to just 232 for Labour. In Scotland the SNP won 56 of 59 seats, reducing Labour’s […]
Annuity rates at lowest level for at least two years.
To help you to keep up with the fundamentals of tax, retirement and financial planning, try answering these questions.
By Robin Carr, Head of Adviser Development At Royal London, we have a tool on our adviser website that shows the relative risks of death, critical illness or being unable to work due to incapacity. We measure these risks using the age and gender of the client and over a period of time prescribed by […]
- Top trends
News and expert analysis straight to your inboxSign up