Nationwide’s housing forecast for 2005 says the average property price will rise by just 2 per cent as more realistic price expectations will act as a brake on the market. Predicted net mortgage lending for 2005 is £73bn from an expected £97bn in 2004.
Former Cabinet minister Stephen Byers is urging the Government to adopt a policy to help first-time buyers get on to the housing ladder with interest free loans.
IFAs say the way the FSA has calculated market-average commission is flawed because it has included execution-only business.
The Government has pledged to make additional payments into kids’ Child Trust Funds accounts when they reach age seven.In his pre-budget speech, the chancellor vowed to make an additional payment of 250 to children and 500 to the poorest kids. Eligibility will be measured in the same way as for the initial payment and the […]
December 1, 2004Depolarisation rules take force. Transition period beginsFirms wanting to depolarise must inform the FSADepolarised firms must implement all rules simultaneouslyJanuary 14, 2005FSA rules for general insurance and protection beginNew disclosure documents and statements of client needs and demands implementedAll firms must have procedures for referring complaintsJune 1, 2005Transition period ends. All firms must […]
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