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Buy-to-let yields remain healthy

The greatest yields are still being achieved in Wales at 6.6%, Midlands at 6.5% and North at 6.4%. Two and three bedroom rental properties saw an increase in average monthly

News , Property

Government crackdown on pension liberation

Pensions minister Steve Webb has warned the public to beware of offers to transfer their pension that are “too good to be true”. Pension liberation schemes are becoming an ever

News , Property

Ten thousand Equitable Life policy holders get payout

The government announced today that the payments will now be paid this financial year (2013 to 2014) rather than the next financial year as previously planned. Letters to all individuals


Eurozone still weak as Italy stays in recession

Despite being worse than projected the fall was still smaller than falls recorded during the previous two quarters suggesting that the economic situation is getting gradually better. The expenditure breakdown


Viewpoint: Spike in European corporate defaults

It reported a total of 10 speculative grade defaults during the period totalling €8.7bn, compared to the 12 company defaults in Q1 totalling €2.4bn of debt. However, as it is


More evidence of housing market recovery

The figures from the Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority Further provide further evidence that the housing market in the UK is witnessing a recovery. The overall value of


Sellers return to the housing market

Relatively low numbers of new properties coming up for sale has been holding the market back in recent months. However, during August, 26% more chartered surveyors reported increases not decreases


Eight lenders offer adverse credit mortgages

As long as there have been no problems in the previous 12 months, they will accept applicants with a number of county court judgements (CCJ), defaults and even bankruptcies or

News , Tax Efficient Investing

Investigation into cash savings teaser rates

Over 80% of all adults in the UK have some sort of cash savings account and the FCA is keen to assess what it can do to ensure firms offer


Osborne: UK economy turning a corner

The latest growth figures show Britain’s economy expanded 0.7% in the second quarter of the year while last week the OECD economic agency raised its growth forecast for the UK