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Temple officially in default

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has officially declared RJ Temple in default opening the way for individuals who have lost money to claim compensation from the FSCS. The Scheme says most claims against the firm will be resolved within six months.


Kevin Duffy on mortgages

England&#39s epic achievements in Sydney triggered a morass of media features all striving to expose newsworthy sub-plots. My own keepsake was the revelation that England coach Clive Woodward had twice remortgaged his home along the path to personal financial security. Woodward is a man of convictions. So much so that his services are now courted […]

Market boosts endowments

The number of underperforming mortgage endowment policies has fallen to 1.5m because of improvements in the stockmarket, according to ABI research. The Consumers&#39 Association website says more than 4.4m endowment mortgages may suffer a shortfall but the ABI says campaign groups have inflated numbers of people affected.

Leeds & Holbeck – 25-Year Fixed Rate

Type: Fixed-rate mortgage Fixed term: Until March 1, 2029 Fixed rate: 5.99% Minimum loan: £25,000 Maximum loan: Up to 90% of valuation subject to a maximum of £300,000, up to 85% of valuation subject to a maximum of £400,000, up to 80% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000 Income multiples: Up to 90% […]

Graham Bates

Graham Bates is a firm believer in the IFA as entrepreneur. The extrovert founder of Leeds IFA Bates Investment Services has been setting up and running businesses since he was at school. He recalls sitting in the back of maths class working out calculations for his own enterprises – at the time a disco and […]


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