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Marching in Manchester

The Transport & General Workers Union, Amicus and Community joined forces outside the Labour conference in Manchester on Tuesday calling for 100 per cent restoration of the estimated 100,000 workers’ pensions’ lost when firms were wound up before the Pension Protection Fund was running.

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No regulation required

The buy-to-let market is unlikely to see any significant future innovation because it is mature and has already undergone its metamorphosis. Brokers and lenders agree that the market remains buoyant and is not desperate for any new types of products or major changes. It is also doubtful if many new lenders will enter the sector […]

Long-playing record

Prospects: Helen Pow says this year has seen lending hit the heights and many new mortgage firms starting up but can the levels of business continue?

Silly lenders are still in the sector

Irresponsible lending is still a part of the buy-to-let sector, according to National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers chief executive Keith Heron. He believes that some lenders on the fringes of the market are still indulging in poor practices but that concern is one of the few issues that the experts have in an otherwise […]

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