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Young give up hope of buying homes- Yorkshire Bank

Millions of young people are giving up on the idea of owning their own home according to the latest Yorkshire Bank research.
Many first time buyers are prepared to offer over the odds for properties they do not like in areas the do not want to live in just to get on the property ladder according to the poll.


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In the right spirit of things?

Some might say the Financial Services Skills Council has been in the spiritual wilderness lately, stumbling on the path to exam framework enlightenment and failing as yet to find its qualifications nirvana. However, the Diary has heard that PR Kate Saunders is taking a transcendental approach to her work. Earlier this month, she climbed the […]

Weakening rental sector sparks house price fears

Private sector rental inflation was just 4 per cent in the year up to September 2003, according to the first official figures published for the sector. Although rents have risen overall by 22 per cent in the last three years, there is concern that weakening of the rental market could hit property prices as the […]

Govett funds to be merged into Gartmore

Gartmore is proposing to merge the majority of Gartmore Govett funds into Gartmore UK retail funds after its acquisition of the fund manager from Allied Irish Banks last November. Gartmore head of UK retail Paul Feeney says: “Since the acquisition last year we have been clear about our intentions to merge a number of the […]


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