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Low mortgage rates are disappearing fastThe Times (subscription)Swap rates, which determine the cost of borrowing money for lenders and in turn affect the rates set for borrowers, have been rising. Andrew Montlake, of Coreco, a mortgage broker, says: “We have probably seen the end of the very cheapest rates as swap ...and more »
This is MoneyCo-op mortgage customers face delays after bank ends agreement with outsourcing firm CapitaThis is MoneyThe bank, which began contracting out its mortgaging administration to Capita last year, has been involved in a dispute with the company over payments – with both sides claiming the other owes money. Hundreds of staff at Capita's headquarters in ...
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerVirgin Money, founded by Sir Richard Branson, inks deal with TSYSColumbus Ledger-EnquirerTSYS said the long-term agreement with Virgin Money is on top of its previous contract with the UK-based bank that offers a variety of services for its more than 3 million customers, including savings accounts, mortgages, credit cards, currency ...and more »
BT.comMoney for nothing? The UK's worst hidden feesBT.comOf course in truth, these fees are nothing to do with the admin involved arranging the mortgage. They are really just another way for lenders to make a few quid out of a low interest mortgage. After all, they are happy to offer fee-free mortgages with ...
Telegraph.co.ukSavers to miss out on £360m in free pension money this yearTelegraph.co.ukBased on the most recent HMRC figures available, covering the tax year 2014-15, £20.3bn was saved through personal pensions. Over half of this is in the form of employer contributions which are paid gross of tax, so nothing extra needs to be claimed.I don't pay tax but do contribute to a pension - can I get tax relief on my payments?This is Moneyall 27 news articles »
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Global Birth Rate Stabilised!
Environmentalists don’t dispute that many, if not all environmental problems, are either caused by or exacerbated by population growth. But is it still the big eco issue that it once was? Here I examine the relative importance of population growth and economic growth.
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