The 10 counties with the biggest house price gains over the past 12 months are all outside southern England, according to Halifax's regional index. Four are in Wales - Gwynedd, Dyfed, West and Mid-Glamorgan - while two - Dumfries & Galloway and the Highlands - are in Scotland. Three are in the North - County Durham, Cumbria and Cleveland - with North Humberside and the Humber making up the remainder. All saw house prices rise by at least 30 per cent.
Bankhall protection arm Point One and health insurer Health-on-Line have teamed up to provide the first PMI service in the UK which allows advisers to submit business directly to the provider via Health-on-Line's new e-submission service called Choices. Health-on-Line's PMI plans allow the selection of benefits from a range of options letting the client and […]
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With the advent of mortgage regulation, general insurance regulation and depolarisation, even the most dedicated compliance officer could probably be excused for allowing the FSA's proposal for electronic reporting to slip down their priority list in recent months. This may be understandable but it may yet turn out to be a painful oversight if plans […]
Out of all the ideas that are thought up every day, some are crazier than others. Most disappear without a trace while some develop sufficient momentum to live a short while. Others acquire the necessary oxygen to merit attention. These become the items on our “to do” lists. They clog up our electronic mailboxes, tie […]
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