Monthly Archives: February 2011

Investment news – buy-to-let attractive to new landlords

Buy-to-let attractive to new landlords – 17 Feb 2011 – by John Fitzsimons Guest blogger Alex Hammond, of specialist lender Kensington, brings investment news why the buy-to-let market looks attractive to new landlords, so long as they take a long-term approach. Things are looking up for buy-to-let. Recent figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders […]

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Interest rates: Who will win between Mervyn King and Andrew Sentance?

Who will win? The Telegraph – 18 Feb 2011 – By Emma Rowley. Just 24 hours after the central bank’s Governor had done his best to calm market talk that he had quietly signalled three rate rises are coming this year, his most “hawkish” colleague on the committee promptly laid out his case for interest […]

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Investment News – Welfare payments granted to false claimants cost £1million a day

Welfare loans meant to help families facing financial crisis are open to widespread abuse as false claimants spend them on luxuries. Hundreds of thousands of claimants are abusing the Crisis Loan Payment system, the Department for Work and Pensions said today as it announced the way the payments are run will be completely overhauled.

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