Protection advisers are being taught how to use behavioural science to sell protection to their clients.
Housing supply pressures are causing house prices to continue to rise.
Official statistics out this week showed that house prices in Northern Ireland are rising almost twice as fast as those in England.
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Last month a paper commissioned by the FCA found ‘problems at every stage' in the way firms deal with vulnerable consumers. It said financial services products and services often streamlined customers and failed to meet non-standard needs.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a report last week which found, after a review of 10 lenders, some were still failing to put the customer at the heart of their lending strategies.
The debate rumbles on as to whether retirees will raid their pension pots to invest in property to rent out as a way to generate a monthly income.
In the Budget 2015 George Osborne unveiled his plans to help first-time buyers save for a deposit for their home.
Pension Freedom Day, as it has been labelled, is fast upon us - 6 April to be exact. Its impact has been the topic of much debate since George Osborne announced the reforms in his 2014 Budget statement.
Specialist packager and broker Brightstar released a statistic this week which revealed 84% of advisers needed help with the specialist lending market.
The possibility of two separate general elections in the UK this year is causing concern for fund managers, who say it could lead to prolonged turmoil for equities and sterling in 2015.
As inflation falls further away from the Bank of England's 2% target, tumbling to 0.3% in January, the suggestion of a cut to the long-standing 0.5% Bank Base Rate (BBR) position was mooted by Mark Carney.
New lenders are entering the intermediary market, some are poised to go live, others have jumped in while some have being testing the water with a soft launch.
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