Best-buy tables are vital tools for brokers and are also useful for consumers. However, best-buy tables are not an even playing field. The trend to charging extortionately high arrangement fees means products at the top of the short-term residential best-buy tables work out to be far less attractive once this extra cost is factored in.
Safe Home Income Plans has revealed research which claims that average equity release rates are lower than average standard variable rate for mainstream mortgages. Examining the annualised interest rates for the top ten equity release providers, Ship has calculated the average interest rate to be 6.14 per cent. In contrast, the average standard variable rate […]
The number of new complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service concerning Sipps has nearly doubled in the last year, latest data shows. FOS stats released this morning show the adjudicator handled 521 new Sipp cases between April and June 2017. This has now risen to 922 for the same period in 2018. In total, the […]
Marmite and President Trump both sharply divide opinion, but you can ignore Marmite if you’d rather not put the glutinous, salty, black yeast extract on your teatime toast. As an investor you simply cannot ignore Donald Trump. Without wanting to give a running commentary of recent events, Trump’s actions continue to have an impact. The […]
Suggestions that secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey may no longer be committed to the delivery of the pensions dashboard project has caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth around the industry. Personally, I do not see the problem. This is the perfect opportunity for it to take back ownership and control of […]