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Sub-prime borrows to shrink in long term

The number of borrowers classed as sub-prime will shrink by 2.2 per cent a year, according to independent research by Datamonitor. Approximately 7.9m individuals currently fall into the sub-prime category, but low interest rates and low unemployment means this figure will fall to 7m by 2006. The research also predicts that sub-prime lenders will have to cross-sell insurance products in order to bolster future growth prospects.

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IFAs put their trust in paper

IFAs are turning their backs on electronically created compliance documents and data storage systems in favour of paper files at a time when compliance burdens are set to increase.Only 4 per cent of IFAs create their main compliance documents exclusively through an automated computer system, with only 2 per cent storing all their compliance documents […]

Research identifies top firms

Inter-Alliance, Marsh and Brooks Macdonald Gayer have been pinpointed as three of the UK&#39s most successful IFAs in a survey by research consultancy Plimsoll aimed at identifying the 50 best firms.Its Best Trading Partner survey of IFAs looks at a combination of strong balance sheets, profitability, cash control and market share based on information from […]

Newbury Building Society – 5 Year Stepped Discount

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Japan 2017 Outlook: Abenomics 2.0

By Chris Taylor, head of Japanese Equities, Neptune Abe, having reinforced his political position domestically, will most likely hold off any further major policy enactments until after president Trump has settled into the White House and enacted some of his own. Then a relaunch of the Three Arrows programme is likely, or Abenomics 2.0, including […]

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