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Markets down on more eurozone concerns

European markets have fallen back this morning as concerns after a rise in bond yields in Italy and Spain raised fears that the eurozone debt crisis is going to worsen.

At 11.01, the FTSE 100 was down almost 1 per cent to stand at 5467.42, while the French Cac 40 and the German Dax were both down almost 2 per cent.

The falls in France and Germany come inspite of improved growth figures for the third quarter of 2011.



Aegon: Why we launched cash-rebate model despite FSA plans

Aegon says it is operating a cash-rebate model on its at-retirement platform and plans to do so until the FSA comes out with rules stating that it cannot so do. Aegon Retirement Choices soft-launched on Monday to 50 adviser firms and will roll out to the wider market in the early part of 2012. At […]

Hinckley & Rugby cuts 90% LTV discount deals by 0.4%

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut interest rates on two of its 90 per cent LTV discount mortgages by 0.4 per cent. Its lifetime discount mortgage is being reduced from 4.64 per cent to 4.24 per cent, while its two-year discount deal is being reduced from 4.59 per cent to 4.19 per cent. Both […]

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Plans for a new definition of tax residence cover a combination of connection with time spent in the UK

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