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Hope over reality

Hope over reality

New research from AIG Life reveals 18.3 million people are living with what it has termed ‘illness denial’, as they are failing to accept they are at risk of disease or developing a serious medical condition in their lifetime. More than half (54 per cent)...
Slowly rising

Slowly rising

Halifax saw a slight increase in house prices between April and May, but the overall message is one of stability. In its commentary on the housing market the lender highlighted that, despite the ongoing political and economic uncertainty, underlying conditions in the...
Loans for today’s living

Loans for today’s living

Figures from Canada Life Home Finance reveal that 1 in 5 equity release customers take out loans to bolster their day-to-day retirement finances. The findings underscore the growing use of the loans to fulfill retirement plans, especially as a third of people surveyed...
Time to plan

Time to plan

Pensioners of tomorrow risk a shortfall of more than £68,000 over the course of their retire-ment as one in three (33%) middle-aged Brits expect to survive solely on their state pension, new research from Nationwide Building Society shows. The shortfall would be...
No more IO

No more IO

The number of interest-only mortgages fell by (13.1 per cent) in 2018 compared to the previous year, UK Finance figures published this week reveal. It means the total number of pure interest-only mortgages has now fallen by over half (54 per cent) in the past seven...