The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ gross mortgage lending target looks set to be missed this year as the market becomes more subdued, say industry experts. In December the CML forecast gross lending of £222bn in 2015, up by 8.8 per cent from £204bn last year, and rising to £240bn in 2016. But in a “state […]
I cannot remember how long it took me to switch from actively managed funds to passive ones. Nor do I recall the time it took to incorporate lifetime cash flow modelling and then lifestyle financial planning. It could have been months, if not years, and I still have situations where my beliefs are challenged. I […]
One of the big headline grabbers from last month’s Budget was the Help to Buy Isa. Like pension freedom, a superficially easy concept to present and understand. Also like pension freedom, however, there is a little bit more detail to get to grips with. The most obviously available further information on the Help to Buy […]
The FCA has fined Clydesdale Bank £20.6m over serious failings in the way it handled payment protection insurance complaints. This is the largest ever fine imposed by the FCA for PPI-related failings. The FCA says in mid-2011 Clydesdale implemented inappropriate policies which meant that its PPI complaint handlers were not taking into account all relevant […]
After an “interesting” year, Peter Saacke separates the so-what stories (the Swiss franc, Grexit) from the ones with lasting impact on global equities.
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