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Remortgaging bolsters lending

July’s gross mortgage lending reached £21.3bn, 12 per cent higher than the same time last year according to the British Bankers’ Association. The BBA says the strength of lending figure reflects higher levels of remortgaging activity.

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Standard Life has announced its private equity investment management business will be restructured as a limited liability partnership, SL Capital Partners LLP.Forty per cent of the LLP will be owned by nine members of Standard’s investment management team including chief executive David Currie, chief investment officer Peter McKellar and investment director Stewart Hay.In a statement […]

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A consultation on life insurance law has revealed concerns over restrictions on taking out cover

Borrowers back banks over IFAs

The majority of sub-prime borrowers would rather approach their bank than go to a mortgage adviser, according to research by Edeus.In a survey of 500 consumers, 58 per cent say they would approach their own bank or building society while only 40 per cent would go to a mortgage adviser or an IFA.When asked why […]

Pensions Dashboards around the World

Steve Webb’s latest policy paper British savers risk being left in the ‘slow lane’ unless the UK Government takes a more active role in ensuring the successful delivery of a Pensions Dashboard. The report, ‘Pensions Dashboards around the World’, coincided with a major conference that was held on Monday 16 May and brought together experts […]

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