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Loans for home purchase up by 4%

The number of loans made for house purchase rose by 4 per cent to 52,700 in May from April’s figure but remortgaging fell by 14 per cent to 71,000 loans, says the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Remortgaging was down by 23 per cent year on year.

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So, the Competition Commission has decided to tackle the problem of payment protection insurance misselling head-on. It is easy to sell and easy to buy, which is why many people are talked into buying it. The trouble is, it is not very good compared with the alternatives.

Fortis finally arrives

While it was probably the protection industry’s worst kept secret, Fortis has finally launched its UK life insurance business this week.

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Almost nine in 10 employers admit failings with post-DRA compliance

The default retirement age (DRA) was abolished more than three years ago, yet new research from Jelf Employee Benefits suggests that the vast majority of employers still have some way to go to fully understand, comply and communicate the landmark legislation change that prevents older employees being forcibly retired on the grounds of age alone.

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