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First rent fall for five years

Rent on residential properties fell for the first time in five years in October as property supply boomed, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Trio set up direct wrap for public

The former founders of Webline, Park Row and Quay Software are teaming up to launch a direct-to-consumer wrap platform.

A sign of things to come?

Last week’s changes to the FSA’s Treating Customers Fairly initiative have met with a cynical industry response with many suggesting they are designed to avoid a showdown with advisers.

FSA bans life assurance fraudster

The FSA has banned Peter King and his firm New Forest Mortgage Company Ltd for knowingly submitting applications for fraudulent life assurance policies.

The Merchants Trust PLC – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Merchants Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Simon Gergel. Portfolio Review The Merchants Trust reported results this month and the directors were pleased to announce a 35th consecutive year of dividend growth (subject to shareholder approval at the AGM). The Company is proud to be highlighted as […]


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