View more on these topics

Camerons right-to-buy doomed says moneysupermarket.com

Tory leader David Camerons proposal for a return of right-to-buy is doomed to failure, according to moneysupermarket.com.
Head of mortgages Louise Cuming says some local authority properties are already very difficult to borrow against and the policy could create a glut of tenant-owners left with properties that are difficult to sell on.
She says many local authority tenants rely on the council for repair and renewal of their rented properties and it is unlikely a large number would be able to afford this service if responsibility was shifted onto their shoulders.
Cuming says Camerons call to scrap Hips is a sensible one and suggests a policy area the Tories should be focusing on is stamp duty.
Cuming says: Any initiatives to help first time buyers will always prove welcome- but Camerons right-to-buy proposals look doomed to failure.

Recommended

Sesame chief Gale’s tied tirade

Sesame chief executive Patrick Gale claims multi-tied rivals, including Barclays and Openwork, run a quasi-tied model while Sesame’s Select offering allows advisers independence of thought. Gale says Select advisers can go off panel and access the whole of the market while other companies restrict their advisers’ choice of provider and have effectively just tagged extra […]

Teamspirit launches PR business

Financial services specialist marketing agency Teamspirit has launched a new public relations business.Teamspirit PR will focus on getting personal finance brands beyond the money pages into the news media, including online, TV and radio. The division will be headed up by former deputy managing director at Teamspirit’s sister company QBO Bell Pottinger, Jo Carr who […]

2

The MM Profile: Dr Marius Barnard

At the age of 79, the architect of critical-illness insurance, Dr Marius Barnard, is inexhaustible in his crusade to close the protection gap.

Aifa fears IFAs will be trapped in chaser rules

Aifa is lobbying the Department for Constitutional Affairs to ensure that IFAs carrying out normal business are not caught up in the regulation of claim management companies. Consultation on the regulation of claim-chasers, to be included in this year’s Compensation Bill, closes at the end of August and Aifa is submitt-ing a response amid fears […]

Artemis Global Income: favouring Europe over the US

With a 10 per cent return from his Global Income Fund in the first three months of 2015, Jacob de Tusch-Lec talks to journalist Alexis Xydias about the drivers and why he favours Europe and Asia over the US. Jacob believes European companies remain cheap and is still finding opportunities amid value stocks – in contrast […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm

    Email: customerservices@moneymarketing.com