The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is drawing up plans to persuade the Conservatives that helping to fund the mortgage securities market is a good idea.
Bradford & Bingley madea loss of £26.7m in the first half of this year compared with a £180.4m profit in the same period last year. It says £18m of losses were due to mortgage fraud.
The Far East has been a topic of much discussion for some time now among investors. Led by the giant stories of China and India, the region’s rapid rise upward captured attention and had started to change the way people saw investing in Asia.
Investors could be losing out on tens of thousands of pounds due to their funds being placed in a bond rather than a collective wrapper, according to Fidelity research.
By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager When I first took out critical illness cover, I was overwhelmed. It wasn’t just the form filling, it was finding out about the sheer number of illnesses I was covered for. Did it give me peace of mind that I was covered for neuromyelitis optica or systematic lupus erythematosus? […]
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