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L&G increases mortage market share

Legal & General increased its share of the UK mortgage market to 6.8 per cent in 2000, with home loans placed by intermediaries worth £8.1bn.

The figures compare with £7.2bn in loans completed in1999, representing 6.3 per cent of the UK market.

The majority of these mortgages were arranged through L&G&#39s Mortgage Club.


Pet shop ploys

The end of the financial year is looming and this is a good opportunity for advisers to help clients consider what tax planning activities should be undertaken before April 6. The first type of planning to be considered is income tax planning. Given the level of advertising across almost every type of media, it would […]

Saving graces

In a move that has attracted a fair amount of early praise, the Conservatives have announced their plans to remove all tax liability on savings income that falls below the threshold for higher-rate tax – currently £32,785 – before deducting the personal allowance. This was stated to be in response to the savings ratio having […]

Chocs away as Scot Mut gets sexy

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