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A&L reveals mortgage boost

Alliance & Leicesters borrowing monitor shows an increase in peoples confidence to take on a mortgage.

At the beginning of this year 7 per cent of households said they were thinking of moving, buying a property for the first time or remortgaging by mid-summer.

When questioned recently, 15 per cent said they planned to do so before next winter.

A&L stresses that although not everyone acts upon these plans, the change demonstrates much higher activity levels in the housing market.


A climate of change

Helen Monks says advisers need to take account of a sea-change in attitudes towards socially responsible investment

Departure of Threadneedle sales director

Threadneedle sales director Guy Beech is leaving in a reshuffle that will see Gary Collins take over as head of UK retail sales. Beech, who had been with the firm for 10 years, is understood to be taking a break from the industry. Collins joins from Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where he was director of […]

Union protests as Pru plans Belfast closures in India move

Trade union Amicus is campaigning against Prudential’s decision to close three offices in Belfast, including its admin office, and move jobs to India. The union claims that Pru’s decision, which it believes could lead to the loss of around 500 jobs in Belfast, is an act of corporate irresponsibility. Union members paraded a “Prunocchio” puppet […]

Spending review is make or break issue

Treasury officials have reportedly described the proposed 2012 date for linking the basic state pension to earnings as optimistic. Delivering the White Paper to Parliament, Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton said that the affordability issue is “absolutely fundamental”. The White Paper also suggests that its objectives are subject to affordability and fiscal position. Cicero […]


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