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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: over 65 and still got it

It has emerged that almost 600,000 Britons over the age of 65 have a mortgage. While some have 'lifetime' mortgages, many are paying for their mortgages using their pensions. With the current pension crisis and first time buyers getting older, the future looks ever bleaker as more and more pensioners will fall into this situation.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: pay attention to the small print

The financial ombudsman is expected to stick with its original decision on two-tier pricing, leaving the lenders paying out compensation. But the decision is based on contract wording, rather than ethics. A consequence of the decision is likely to be more complicated contracts, creating further confusion for the customer.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: regulator tries to turn the tables

Visitors to the FSA's website can now compare a range of financial products including mortgages. 1,300 mortgages from 100 providers are listed on the site, so consumers are not spoilt for choice. However, there is some concern that consumers may not actually use the tables.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: remortgaging set for substantial growth

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK mortgages: repossessions on the rise again

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK mortgages: the buy-to-let bubble bursts

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reported this week that rising base rates and uncertainty over future housing prices has deterred new landlords from entering the buy-to-let market, while some existing landlords are looking to sell-up. The next five years will see short term investors leave the market as weakening rental demand makes buy-to-let less viable.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK motor finance: leasing to occupy 8.4% of the market

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK motor finance: used car loans account for slight majority

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK motor insurance distribution: face to face contact with brokers in decline

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK motor insurance: a cycle of unprofitability

After years of huge losses, the motor insurance market was expected to hit profitability in 2002 driven by the strong premium increases insurers introduced over the last few years. However, unprofitability could be back as soon as 2004 as market share competition intensifies and premiums fail to increase sufficiently to cover escalating claims costs.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2003

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