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Cumberland Building Society – 5 Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

Cumberland Building Society – 5 Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

Update: Home purchase rates reduced by 0.1% on products up to 75% LTV




House prices 10% shy of 2007 peak

House prices are now only 10 per cent less than their October 2007 peak, according to Nationwide’s monthly house price index. The figures show there was a 0.5 per cent increase month-on-month in May following an increase of 1.1 per cent in April. House prices have also inc-reased by 12.2 per cent since the February […]

Increasing state pension age to save £2bn a year

The Pensions Policy Institute says that the Government’s proposals to increase the state pensions age could save £2bn a year. A PPI review of the coalition Government’s pensions policies suggests that raising the male pension age to 66 from 2016 would save £2bn a year from 2017 and if the female state pension age was […]


HMRC says don’t rely on its pensions data

HM Revenue & Customs has admitted that some of its pension systems are suffering “widespread” problems and as a result some of the data it has provided “should not be relied upon”. In a letter responding to a freedom of information request by AJ Bell for data on the lifetime allowance, HMRC says: “Pension scheme […]

A modern horror story

Every day a quick scan of the news reveals some new horror that will change the lives of those involved forever – the unlucky accident on the way to work, a tragic illness that cuts a young life short or the holiday accident that leaves more than just a scar to cope with. We barely […]


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