Deal coming to an end soon?

  AMI (the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries aka our industry body) has issued its latest Quarterly Economic Bulletin which sets out their current views on the economy, housing and mortgage markets and gives views on issues affecting the consumer and adviser communities. The key messages include: • Base rate is likely to rise once in […]

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Top 10 complaints NOT made…

In the reading of some regulatory emails I came across this mildly interesting (actually it’s not, I just wanted a break from the boredom of reading so thought I’d post here to break up the monotony!) Top 10 things people want to complain about – but don’t: 1. People who queue jump 2. A poor […]

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The importance of arranging a Will

  The importance of arranging a Will…. Everytime I see a client (new or existing) I ask the question about whether they have a will. For a large proportion of these people the answer comes back as ‘no, do I need one?’ ‘no, we’ve been meaning to sort that out for a while..’ ‘yes that’s […]

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Why landlords turn to Facebook to check potential tenants

  Why landlords turn to Facebook to check potential tenants In some recent research carried out by Foundation Home Loans, with 1000 buy to let landlords, over one in ten landlords check Facebook and other social media accounts to screen tenants before letting them live in their property. With the growing use of Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

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October 2018 Newsletter – Business

So a summary of some of the emails that have passed across my desk over (just) the last week..! Insurance & Protection Legal & General – details of a free feature provided by them on their newer life products Aviva amendments to their Income Protection and Life & Critical Illness products Aegon Scottish Equitable & […]

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October 2018 Newsletter – Family

Stuart Brown Mortgage Services – Independent Mortgage and Insurance advice covering Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Leighton Buzzard and surrounds – this is our Family September 2018 newsletter

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Bank of England Base Rate increase

On 2 August 2018, the Bank of England raised the interest rate for only the second time in a decade. The rate has risen by a quarter of a percent, from 0.5% to 0.75% – the highest level since March 2009.

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Aviva and Legal & General claims statistics 2017

this post contains details of Aviva and Legal & Generals claims statistics fro 2017 and gives reasons why you should take professional advice when considering what protection to arrange for you, your mortgage and your family

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